Saints notch first victory

Salmon Arm Save on Foods Atom Saints posted their first win of the season this weekend against the Salmon Arm Inferno.

Salmon Arm Save on Foods Atom Saints posted their first win of the season this weekend against the Salmon Arm Inferno.

The first frame was all Inferno, with the score ending up 3-1. Goals came from Mack Turner, Dayton Lewis and Joshua Shannon-Simmons. The Saints’ first goal was scored by Trent Poroznuk, with Saints goalie Brydon Howkins assisting with a sweet pass.

The second frame saw the Saints answer back with two more goals by Poroznuk, rounding out his hat trick. The Inferno answered back with two more goals from Turner and Lewis.

The third frame scoring was started by the Saints’ Kyle Chorlton with a top shelf shot from the face-off circle. Continuing on his scoring frenzy was Poroznuk with three more goals for an amazing six goals on the night. The Inferno answered back with one late in the third from Jaedon Mooney but it was not enough. Final score: 7-6 for the Saints.

Salmon Arm Saints team members are: Howkins in goal, Chorlton, Adrian Main, Poroznuk, Ben Lutz, Brian Biccum, Carter Campbell, Antony Materi, Brandon Jacobsen, Aiden Hougan, Steven Tate, Teagen Webster-Locke, Coby Jagt, Jayden Storey and Austin McKelvie. Coaches are Clint Campbell, Chris Jagt, and Ken McKelvie.

Atom A ’Backs take two

The L. Turner Contracting Salmon Arm SilverBacks Atom A Development team hosted Kelowna at the pond on Saturday, skating away with a 9-8 win. The recipient of a crisp breakout pass from Connor Kociuba, Colby Feist opened the scoring for the Backs. Salmon Arm went into the first intermission down 4-1, but Leighton Boyd’s coast-to-coast marker and Taylor Howard’s blistering slapshot top-corner from the top of the circle allowed the SilverBacks to claw back within one. Feist’s second of the afternoon couldn’t stop Kelowna from answering back with three of their own to capture a 7-4 lead going into the second intermission, but the ’Backs wouldn’t quit.  Feist’s third period hat trick and markers by Marino Bordin and a tic-tac-toe beauty by Jarred Feist staked the SilverBacks to a 9-8 victory.

Sunday’s tilt saw the home boys travel down Highway 97 to face off against Kelowna in the second half of their home-and-home. The SilverBacks jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, on goals by Colby Feist, Blake McBeth and Zander Stewart. Feist’s second of the game took the ’Backs into the locker room at the first intermission with a 4-1 lead. Ty Bailey’s sweet feed over to Brayden Hessler on the power play and Stewart’s second of the night allowed Salmon Arm a 6-4 lead heading into the third. Goals by Bailey, Jarred Feist, Colby Feist and Stewart’s hat-trick sealed the 10-6 win for the SilverBacks.

Blake McBeth had a strong showing for the ’Backs on D, working his magic at both ends of the rink, and the goaltending duo of Ben Bannister and Gabriel Murrells-Allaway shone in both wins.


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