Bantam B’s polished up

The Ironside Contracting Bantam B Tyees finished a recent tournament at .500.

The Ironside Contracting Bantam B Tyees finished a recent tournament at .500.

The Tyees went 2-2, losing out in the semifinals of a 10-team tier III tournament in Penticton.

In the first game the Tyees had a 3-2 loss against the South Okanagan which scored a lone goal in the third with 47 seconds remaining to break a 2-2 tie.

The game was high-paced and featured hard hitting with excellent goaltending at both ends.

It was a strong game for the Tyees netminder Michael Sampson.

Goals were scored by Gage Crawford from Austin Simper and Manson in the first, and Jake Mckenzie from Darian Swift in the second.

In the second game the Tyees faced Penticton Jr. V’s and lead the entire game, en route to a 4-1 win.

Goals were scored by Swift with two coming  from Maddison Devlin, and Jarret Knowles, Crawford with aunassisted deke, and Simper from Tyson Dumont and Matt Barker.

In the Tyees third game they faced the Kelowna Jr Rockets.

The Tyees dominated the game and were a much faster team, outshooting Kelowna by a large margin.

Goals came from McKenzie, Knowles, Simper, and the first of the season for Tory Smith.

The Tyees skated to a 4-1 win.

Game four was a semi final against the Castlegar Rebels.

Castlegar was a fast-skilled team and former PeeWee provincial champions.

The Tyees played a solid first period but the Rebels pulled ahead in the second and finished the game with a 7-0 win.

The Tyees played a solid first period, keeping pace with the rebels, who scored once in the first.

The Rebels pulled ahead in the second with a four-goal period and went on to win 7-0 with a late couple of goals at the end.

All in all it was a great tournament showing overall team improvement for the Ironside Contracting Tyees  against tier III teams from across the province.

The Bantam A Tyees stay at home this weekend with a game Saturday at Rod Brind’Amour Arena when they take on the Nanaimo Clippers at 6:15 p.m.