A round-up of junior hockey results from the Okanagan and area.
Colby Knight was perfect between the pipes for Kelowna on Saturday night, stopping all 21 shots he faced for the shutout, as the Rockets swept a weekend set against the Cougars.
Andrew Cristall and Max Graham, with goals in the second period, and Tyson Feist, with an empty-net marker at 19:58 of the third, scored for Kelowna (8-3-0-1).
Tyler Brennan made 30 saves for Prince George (6-9-0-0), which lost 5-2 to Kelowna on Friday night.
For Knight, it was a memorable evening, as he picked up his third win of the season and his first WHL shutout.
Both teams were blanked on the power play, with Kelowna going 0-for-3 and Prince George at 0-for-5.
The Rockets, who are now 3-0 against the Cougars this season, don’t play until next weekend, when they visit the Portland Winterhawks for back-to-back games in Oregon.
- Kamloops 2, Vancouver 1
- Everett 3, Seattle 2
- Tri-City 6, Portland 5
- Edmonton 4, Moose Jaw 3
- Lethbridge 6, Regina 1
- Prince Albert 4, Swift Current 1
- Winnipeg 4, Saskatoon 1
- Calgary 4, Medicine Hat 2
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- Calgary at Edmonton, 3 p.m.
- Seattle at Everett, 4 p.m.
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Jackson Nieuwendyk scored twice for Penticton as the Vees torched the Grizzlies on Saturday night.
Brett Moravec, Josh Nadeau, Luc Wilson and Frank Djurasevic also scored for Penticton (10-2-0-0-0), which scored four times in the third period to overcome a 3-2 deficit.
The Vees also outshot Victoria 44-18, including 18-6 in the final frame.
Michael Hoekstra, Isack Bandu and Jackson Morehouse scored for visiting Victoria (8-6-0-0).
Colin Purcell turned aside 15 shots for Penticton. Cole Schwebius, who started the season with the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets before being released, stopped 38 shots for Victoria.
Victoria was 1-for-6 on the power play while Penticton was 2-for-9.
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At Salmon Arm, Nathan Airey was unbeatable in goal, posting a 34-save shutout, as the Bucks blanked the Silverbacks.
Johnny Johnson, with two goals, Cameron Kungle and Luke Pfoh scored for Cranbrook (7-5-0-0), which led 1-0 and 2-0 at the period breaks.
Owen Say stopped 27 shots for Salmon Arm (9-1-1-0-0), which was held scoreless for the first time this season. The Silverbacks entered Saturday’s contest with an average of 5.00 goals a game.
The Bucks were outshot 15-5 in the third.
Cranbrook was 0-for-2 on the power play while Salmon Arm was 0-for-7.
At West Kelowna, Damon Jugnauth scored twice in helping pace the Warriors to a solid win over the Vipers.
Tyler Cristall, Riley Sharun and Felix Trudeau also scored for West Kelowna (11-2-0-0-0), which led 2-1 and 4-1 at the period breaks.
Reagan Milburn, at 13:28 of the first to make it 2-1, replied for Vernon (4-5-3-2-0).
Johnny Derrick had a near-perfect outing, stopping 38 of 39 shots for the Warriors, while Ethan David turned aside 24 of 29 shots for the Vipers.
Vernon was 1-for-4 on the power play while West Kelowna was 1-for-1.
- Powell River 4, Cowichan Valley 2
- Coquitlam 3, Prince George 1
- Langley 5, Nanaimo 3
- Trail 4, Alberni Valley 2
- No Games Scheduled.
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- Columbia Valley 6, Kimberley 2
- Revelstoke 3, North Okanagan 0
- Creston Valley 4, Fernie 0
- Summerland 4, Princeton 3
- Sicamous 9, Osoyoos 4
- Chase 3, 100 Mile House 2 (SO)
- Castlegar 4, Golden 1
- Nelson 4, Grand Forks 2
- Beaver Valley at Castlegar, 2 p.m.
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