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Flames split Icebreaker tourney

Bailey Williamson of the Vernon Fury tries to keep her footing while being pressured by Stephanie Russo of the Kelowna Hype in Junior ringette Saturday at Priest Valley Arena. - Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star
Bailey Williamson of the Vernon Fury tries to keep her footing while being pressured by Stephanie Russo of the Kelowna Hype in Junior ringette Saturday at Priest Valley Arena.
— image credit: Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star

The Vernon Flames went 2-2 in Novice action at the Burnaby Icebreaker Ringette Tournament last weekend on the Lower Mainland.

The Flames came out fired up against Surrey-White Rock, getting two goals and two assists each from Alassa Johnson and Kristin Ho in an 8-5 win. Singles by Sierra Lochhead, Emma Roine, Brynn Korol and Rhys Taylor Hawes rounded out the attack in front of Kaila Summerfelt, who stopped an amazing number of shots in the first three games.

Vernon then dropped a pair of 7-3 decisions to Coquitlam-Port Moody and Burnaby-New West.

Taliya Yamaoka led the Flames against the Burnaby squad with a goal and two assists, singles coming from Lochhead and Miah Wagovcsik-Cohen. Korol pocketed a pair of assists.

The Flames finished with a flurry, torching the Port Coquitlam Penguins 6-4.

Ho collected the hat trick, with additional goals from Korol (2) and Mackenzie Gilman, and  assists from Shaila Austin, Lochhead and Summerfelt. Wagovcsik-Cohen collected the win. Great defensive efforts were turned in by Jordan Scott, Kierra Newman and Shaila Austin.

In Saturday play at Priest Valley Arena, the Vernon Cornerstone Dental Tween A’s overpowered the West Kelowna Tween B squad 18-1.

Saylor Martian collected the first of her two goals just 35 seconds into play off a pass from Alyssa Racine (1+3), who followed up her assist with a goal off a feed from Kendra Ostafie (3+1).

Also getting in on the goal-fest were Wynter Vanderveen 3+3, Shelby Connors (3), Alex Drury (2+2), Maddy Percy (2) and Saige Woodliffe. Garrett Adams was his usual outstanding self in net.

The Vernon Century 21 Team B.C. Fury fell in a pair of weekend Junior A games against Kelowna last weekend, opening with a 4-2 loss Saturday at PV.

Hannah Popilchak and Bailey Williamson supplied the goals for Vernon. Madison Powls had an assist, and Billy Cawthorn was named game MVP for his hard work in net.

Popilchak netted a goal and assist as the Fury bowed 6-4 Sunday at PV. Powls, Kennedy Pope and Williamson also fired singles, and Brenna Beck and Taryn Smith each had an assist.

Taylor Gray earned game MVP.

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