The Tracker midgets kicked off their hockey season with a pair of out-of-town exhibition games.
On Saturday, Bradley Colter’s two goals led his team to a 4-2 win over South Okanagan in Oliver. Grayson McMaster and Grady Musgrave had the other Merritt goals, while Sam Suzuki delivered an outstanding performance in net.
Sunday, it was Colter again with two goals in a 7-2 loss to Sicamous.
Merritt’s bantam rep team battled to a 3-3 draw with the Jr. Silverbacks in Salmon Arm on Saturday.
Scoring for the Jr. Cents were Bailey Tomkinson, Sunil Sahota and Cameron St. Louis. Mack Stead went the distance between the pipes.
The local peewee reps won twice at home on the weekend, defeating Kamloops 9-1 on Saturday and then the North Shore AAA girls team 5-1 on Sunday.
In the matchup with the Jr. Blazers, Merritt got goals from Talon Zakall (2), Austin Hawkins (2), Liam Kelly (2), Anthony Michel, Makyla Cook and Gillian Moore.
Against the North Shore squad, Spencer Vaughan notched a pair for the homeside, with singles coming from Kelly, Hawkins and Connor Ouellet.
Merritt’s atom Jr. Centennials battled back from an early two-goal deficit to defeat the visiting West Kelowna Warriors 5-3 on Saturday.
Local marksmen were Breanna Ouellet (2), Max Graham, Matthew Newman and Caleb Brackett. Carson Lang and Bryce Garcia split the netminding duties.
The two teams enjoyed their games so much that they have arranged a rematch for this Sunday in West Kelowna.
Home games on Saturday
11:45 – 1:00 Atom Dev. vs Summerland in Shulus
1:30 – 3:30 Bantam Rep vs Salmon Arm in Merritt
4:00 – 5:30 Atom House vs Chase in Merritt
4:30 – 6:15 Midget House Team 1 vs Team 2 in Shulus
5:45 – 8:00 Midget Rep vs Kelowna in Merritt