Bantam Jets face teams from valley

The Summerland Dental Centre Bantam Jets have faced teams from Kelowna and West Kelowna in recent hockey action.

The Summerland Dental Centre Bantam Jets have faced teams from Kelowna and West Kelowna in recent hockey action.

The Jets’ game against Kelowna #2 on Nov. 8 ended in a 2-2 tie.

Although the Jets appeared to dominate most of the play, this game turned out to be a defensive battle.

Connor Aitcheson scored in the first period, assisted by Rylan Campbell.

The Kelowna squad would soon tie it up.

Then Aitcheson struck again, this time unassisted on an end-to-end rush. In the final moments of the game, Kelowna would find a way to even the score.

The defensive lines, consisting of Lyndsy Acheson, Reilly Noble, Duncan Robinson, Ty Sideroff, and Aitcheson, did a great job of limiting the opponents’ chances on netminder Ben Lewis.

The Summerland Dental Centre Bantam Jets now have a record of four wins, two losses and two ties.

Over this past weekend, the Jets played against two West Kelowna teams.

In the first game against West Kelowna #1, the Jets were down 3-0 halfway through the second period when Ty Sideroff scored, assisted by Connor Aitcheson.

The Jets continued to close the gap, this time on an end-to-end rush by Aitcheson, making the score 3-2 after two periods.

Aitcheson would strike two more times to tie the game, assisted once by Sideroff.

West Kelowna scored the winning goal near the end of the third period.

The final score was 5-4.

In their second game, the Jets would keep the West Kelowna #3 team off the scoreboard until the third period.

In the first period, Kaeden Seiter and Jason Scherban scored to jump ahead to a 2-0 lead.

Rylan Campbell buried the lone goal in the second period, assisted by Sideroff. Scherban scored twice in the third period, assisted once by Duncan Robinson.

This time, the final score was in the the Jets’ favour, 5-2.