A summary of junior hockey results from the Okanagan area:
WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
KELOWNA 5, VICTORIA 0
Jari Kykkanen had a light night between the pipes on Saturday night, stopping all 15 shots he encountered when the Kelowna Rockets closed out the visiting Victoria Royals.
Colton Dach, Jake Lee, Andrew Cristall, Pavel Novak and Elias Carmichael scored for Kelowna (37-19-1-5), allowing the team to lead 2-0 and 3-0 at halftime on their way to their third shutout. season victory.
Tyler Palmer stopped 33 of 38 shots for Victoria (22-36-5-1), who was also shut out in his final match 3-0 against Prince George on March 26.
The Rockets were 1-to-3 in the powerplay, while the Royals were 0-to-4.
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Cristall’s goal gave Kelowna a 3-0 lead midway through the second and was his 24thth goals of the season. He finished the night with two points, including an assist, giving the rookie 59 points (24 goals, 35 assists) on the season.
That moved him to second place in franchise rookie scoring as he steamed past Nick Merkley for most points in a season of a 16-year-old.
The franchise leader for most points of a rookie in a season is Shane McColgan, who had 69 points (25 goals, 44 assists) in 71 games in the 2009-10 season.
Merkley had 58 points (25 goals, 33 assists) in 66 games in the 2013-14 season.
Cristall has played in 56 games so far and the Rockets still have more left.
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- Portland 5, Seattle 4
- Everett 2, Tri-City 1
- Spokane 5, Vancouver 2
- Moose Jaw 3, Winnipeg 1
- Prince Albert 6, Regina 1
- Red Deer 4, Edmonton 3
- Brandon 2, Saskatoon 1
- Lethbridge 6, Medicine Hat 1
Sunday’s matches (all times in PT)
- Swift Current in Calgary at 13.00
- Kamloops at Prince George, at 14.00
- Red deer in Edmonton, at. 15.00
- Spokane in Vancouver, at 16.00
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WEST KELOWNA 5, VERNON 3
At Royal LePage Place, Tyler Cristall scored twice for West Kelowna on Saturday night as the Warriors leveled their first-round series against the Vernon Vipers.
John Evans, Marcus Joughin and Nick Roukounakis also scored for West Kelowna, who led 2-1 and 4-1 at the break and 5-1 just five minutes inside the third.
Reagan Milburn scored two goals and Seiya Tanaka-Campbell accounted for Vernon, who opened the series with a 5-2 win in Game 1 on Friday.
Johnny Derrick stopped 26 of 29 shots for West Kelowna, with Roan Clarke turning 25 of 30 shots aside for Vernon.
The Warriors were 2-to-2 in the powerplay, while the Vipers were 1-to-4.
Games 3 and 4 are set for Vernon on Monday and Wednesday.
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LAKSEARM 6, WENATCHEE 3
At Salmon Arm, the Silverbacks erased a 2-0 deficit by scoring six of the game’s next seven goals en route to a three-goal victory over Wild on Saturday night.
Noah Serdachny had two goals, while Daniel Panetta, Nathan Mackie, Zach Smith and Simon Tassy also scored for Salmon Arm, who lead the first round 1-0.
Quinn Emerson opened the scoring at 9:06 in the first, while Cade Littler made it 2-0 at 7:09 in the second and Ean Somoza at 17:14 in the second scored to make it 3-3, corresponding to Wenatchee.
Before the second period ended, Salmon Arm restored its lead, with Smith firing a shot from the castle in the powerplay. And in the third, Serdachny made it 5-3 at 7:13, with Tassy closing the score at 16:17.
Owen Say stopped 20 of 23 shots for the Silverbacks, with Tyler Shea making 33 saves on 39 shots for the Wild.
Both teams were 2-to-4 in the powerplay.
The series resumes Sunday with Game 2 in Salmon Arm. Wenatchee will host games 3 and 4 on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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- Alberni Valley 3, Cowichan Valley 1 (Alberni Valley leads Series 2-0)
- Coquitlam 5, Chilliwack 2 (Series Draw 1-1)
- Nanaimo 7, Surrey 4 (Nanaimo leads Series 2-0)
- Prince George 4, Cranbrook 1 (Prince George leads series 2-0)
- Victoria 8, Langley 3 (Series Draw 1-1)
Sunday’s match (all times in PT)
- Wenatchee at Salmon Arm, at. 17.00
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