With no fewer than five bantam-aged players in the lineup, the Merritt McDonald’s midget girls hockey team defeated its arch-rival, Clearwater, 7-2 on November 1.

Madeleine Barnes led the Merritt attack with three goals, while Kierra Willey, Skylar Willey, Trinity Shackelly and Chloe Stockwell all added singles.

Assists went to Skylar Willey, Jenna Sigurdsson, Lizzy Simpson and Emmagin Richardson. The winning netminder was Emma Ferch.

The midget girls are in action this Saturday when they host Kelowna at 1 p.m. at the Shulus arena.

Peewee Rep

The Ramada peewee reps split their weekend pair of games on home ice.
On Saturday, without captain Talon Zakall in the lineup, Merritt fell to Winfield 7-4. Caleb had a pair of goals against the Bruins, while Spencer Vaughan and Allison Moore chipped in with one apiece. Assists went to Atrayu Johnny and Sajjin Lali.
Sunday, the Ramada team rode the sparkling goaltending of Bryce Garcia to a 3-1 victory over Kelowna’s T3 squad. Vaughan, Breanna Ouellet and Matthew Newman tallied for the Merritt side, with assists going to Moore, Lali, Vaughan, Anthony Michel and Garret MacDonald.

Bantam Rep

It was another tough weekend for the short-staffed Murray GM bantams as they bowed to South Okanagan 14-0 in a game played in Osoyoos on Saturday.


The novice Red Thunder traveled to Revelstoke for a tournament on the weekend. They played four games against teams from Kelowna, Sicamous and Salmon Arm.

Merritt came away with one win and three losses, but had a great time.

Goal scorers for the Red Thunder were Gavin Shackelly (5), Gracie Graham (3), Glen Newman (2), Mason Agar and Rae Bassett. Ezekiel Thuveson played well in net.

Bantam House

The Merritt City Furniture bantam house team hosts an eight-team tournament this weekend, with visiting teams coming from as far away as Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

The local bantam squad plays its round robin games at 4:30 p.m. Friday, as well as at 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday. All three games are at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena.