Last weekend the Kinsmen Peewee House Jets team traveled to Enderby for a tournament. In their first game against Castlegar, the Kinsmen Peewee Jets came out strong. They led the entire game, with goals by Ben Lusted and Jacob Cerutti.
Then with 24 seconds left, Castlegar slid one past goaltender Jared Breitkreuz to tie the game.
On Saturday, the Kinsmen Jets had two games.
Their first was against the Kelowna Leafs.
It was a back and forth battle until the Leafs ramped it up late in the third, beating the Jets 7-4.
Scoring for the Jets were Linden Gove with two, Cerutti and Coby Blystone.
Pierre Holmes played very strong in net, facing 40 shots.
In their second game on Saturday, the Jets faced off against the Abbotsford Reds.
They came out flying, dominating the play and won the game easily with a score of 13-0.
Jared Brietkreuz earned the shut out. Geoffrey Stathers led the scoring with 6 goals, Gove netted 2, Lusted also had 2, Kade Kozak, Karter Wilms, and Danny Grant rounded out the scoring.
With a 1-1-1 record in round robin, the Jets finished fourth, which meant they would take on the number one ranked, Kelowna Leafs again.
Sunday’s semi-final was hard fought.
Kozak and Blystone combined for the Jets’ first goal midway through the first period.
The Leafs tied it up early in the second, before Linden Gove and Geoffrey Stathers each put one past the Leafs keeper.
The Leafs didn’t give up, they fought back and ended up losing to the Jets 4-3. Pierre Holmes faced 37 shots in the victory.
Advancing into the final game, the Kinsmen Jets faced another strong Kelowna team, the Avalanche.
Gove netted his first early in the first period.
Kelowna scored two quick goals in the second to take the lead 2-1.
In the third, Gove tied it back up, before the Kelowna team got another one past Brietkreuz.
Then with four minutes left, Gove, tied it up with his hat trick goal.
It ended a 3-3 tie after regulation.
Overtime saw no scoring. The team headed to a five man shoot out.
Breitkreuz was strong and focused, stopping all five Kelowna shooters.
The Kelowna goalie was also very strong, stopping everyone, except Blystone, who was able to shoot one past him.
The Jets, players, coaches, parents, grandparents and friends were ecstatic. Two tournaments entered and two tournaments won.
All team members demonstrated excellent sportsmanship and worked hard to earn the cup.
Congratulations to Holmes, Gove, Lusted, Bailey Johnson, Sydney Sandrelli, Cerutti, Berekoff, Kozak, Nolan Keilty, Dawson Handfield, Dawson Doherty, Connor Freeman, Stathers, Grant, Blystone, Kyle Walker, Dawson Jenner and Breitkreuz.
Thanks to Coaches Dave Sandrelli, Cal Johnson, Cole Marchant, Don Walker, Jodi Breitkreuz and Brian Berekoff.