The Nelson Leafs take to the road this weekend for a pair of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League games in the South Okanagan against Okanagan Division opponents.The Leafs, first in the Murdoch Division, meet 4-6 Summerland Friday before travelling south on Highway 97 to Penticton to play the 6-2 Lakers Saturday.The Summerland Steam are led offensively by hometown 20-year-old Colin Minardi, with 12 points in 10 games. Penticton possesses a balanced scoring attack with seven players within the lead in team scoring nine points of Sean Alldridge. In contrast Nelson scoring leader Matti Jmaeff has 20 points in 12 games with Patrick Martens and Brett Norman two points behind.Leaf coach Frank Maida said both Andrew Walton and Patrick Defoe will see action between the pipes this email@example.com
As keeper Tara Yowek goes, so does the L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers Fieldhockey squad.Yowek was once again outstanding guarding the cage to power the Bombers to a silver medal showing at the Chilliwack High School Junior Girl’s Fieldhockey Tournament Saturday in the Fraser Valley City.The Bombers finished with a 3-1 mark at the tourney, which featured teams from Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland Schools.The lone loss of the weekend came against Delta.“Tara (Yowek) only had two goals against the entire weekend,” said Bomber coach Val Gibson. “She also added three shutouts to her record.”Yowek was outstanding during a 2-0 win over host G.W. Graham.Allie Zondervan and Chiara Chirico scored for LVR.Sydney Ednie scored the only goal of the game as the Bombers edged Rosedale 1-0.LVR then bounced Maple Ridge 7-0 as Naomi Perkins and Anna Goeppner each scored twice. Chirico, Zondervan and Ednie added singles.Game stars included Allie Zondervan, Naomi Perkins, Sydney (Baby Syd) Ednie and keeper Tara Yowek.