OHA Bantams down T-Birds in Tier 1 KIBIHT final

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March 31, 2013, Kamloops


The Okanagan Hockey Academy from Penticton won the eight team Tier One Division of Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament (KIBIT) 2013 on Sunday, defeating the Vancouver T-Birds 5-1.

OHA’s Davis Koch posted a hat-trick, with Jordan Fidanza and Beck Malenstyn adding singles. Malenstyn also added 3 assists, while Taylor Ward put up 2 assists, and Ryan Bowen, Ryan Keilty Andrew Stevens added single assists.

Aris Anagnostopoulos got the win in goal for OHA.

Tyson Lin scored the only T-Birds goal unassisted on the power play.

Adam Riddell took the loss in net.

Both teams finished at the top of their respective pools, with 3-0 records.

The T-Birds scored 12 GF vs 7 GA, in games against Abby Hawks (2-1), Richmond Blues (5-4) and PoE (5-2). The three opposing Pool A teams went 1-2 in the round robin.

OHA finished with 15 GF vs 5 GA in Pool B, edging out Coquitlam Chiefs (4-1). Kamloops Jardine Blasers (6-3) and Wentachee Jr. Wild (5-1).

OHA had defeated Abby 4-3 in OT in the semis Saturday, the T-Birds advanced on a 2-1 win over Coquitlam.

All Star Team:

OHA’s Malenstyn and Koch, along with Jordan Deyrmenjian of Vancouver were Tier 1 All Star forwards.

Cody Palvarinta of Abbotsford was named Top D for the tournament. Ralph Jarret of PoE won the other the All Star Defenceman award.

Paul Tucek of Coquitlam was All Star Goalie.

Brad Bowen of Abbotsford was Top Coach.

In the Bronze medal game.