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Renegades post first victory

Darian Newman of the Vernon Felines is tripped up by a Kelowna Heat player in Junior ringette action Saturday at the Priest Valley Arena. - Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star
Darian Newman of the Vernon Felines is tripped up by a Kelowna Heat player in Junior ringette action Saturday at the Priest Valley Arena.
— image credit: Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star

Morning Star Staff

The Vernon Newalta Renegades recorded their first Tween B ringette win of the season at home Sunday, downing Kelowna 3-1 at Priest Valley Arena.

Goals came from Mason Christensen, Miranda Chapple and Marika Munroe. Ellen Campbell and Sophie Granley stepped up in support of netminder Alisha Smith. Chelsea McNabb, Jill Pipke, Maklaya Vanderzwan and Natalie Ethier added plenty of hustle for the Renegades.

In Tween A action, the Vernon Cornerstone Dental Rush remained undefeated with a 3-1 win over Kelowna Sunday morning.

Kelowna went up 1-0 before Vernon replied with a strike by Alyssa Racine, taking a nice feed up the middle from Saige Woodliffe.

Woodliffe added Vernon’s second goal half way through the second period. The play started on an outlet pass from Saylor Martian to Racine in the neutral zone, to Woodliffe who scored top-shelf.

Emma Carter capped the dental crew’s scoring a tough-angle shot, with Evan Koshure drawing the helper. Garrett Adams earned the win.

The Vernon Junior B girls dropped a pair of weekend games, falling 8-2 to Kelowna and 8-1 to Shuswap.

Darian Newman, unassisted, and Tamara Andronik, assisted by Ashleigh Cohen, handled Vernon’s scoring against Kelowna.

Rebecca Van Eyck pegged Vernon to an early lead against Shuswap, assisted by Newman.

Ashleigh Cohen, Spencer Christensen, Amy Parsons, Miranda Blatny all played a solid defence in front of Maddison Johnson, who was steady in net for both weekend games.

The Vernon Advertising Works Rebels lost both their Petite weekend tilts, bowing 13-9 to Shuswap White Saturday, and 10-4 to the Kelowna Untouchables Sunday.

Abygayle Williamson paced the advertiser attack with four goals and an assist at the Hucul Arena in Salmon Arm.

Alyssa Carter, Danika Bellamy and Hailey Quiring each had a goal and assist, and Ashly Shwaluk and Kathryn Simpson each had one goal.

Madison Fox earned a pair of assists. Liam Van Wyk took the loss.

Williamson handled all of Vernon’s scoring at the Rutland East Arena Sunday, with Carter assisting on two of her goals.

In other Petite play, the Vernon Voltage fell 9-5 in a hard-fought battle against the West Kelowna Fireworks.

The Voltage saw goals from Rylie Marchand, Levi Knopf, Grace Cornell, Mackenzie Munroe and Jaden Scott. Providing assists were Kalen Webster, Carly Newman, Knopf, Marchand and Cornell. Emma Elders played strong defence in front of goaltender Brooke Buller.

Vernon Blue Dragons scored a pair of Novice wins last weekend, opening with a 7-1 decision over Kelowna Red.

Kristen Ho, who finished with 2+1, opened the scoring for the Dragons at the two-minute mark, with other offence following from Hannah McMorran (3), Brynn Korol and Shaila Austin.

Assists came from Miah Wagovcsik-Cohen, Jordan Scott and Emma Roine. Taliya Yamaoka had a strong game, as did netminder Kaila Summerfelt.

Alassa Johnson supplied a pair of goals and an assist as the Dragons double Shuswap White 6-3 Sunday.

Roine, Wagovcsik-Cohen, Korol and Ho rounded out the offence in front of Summerfelt. Jordan Scott and Kierra Newman added helpers.

The Vernon Orcas fell short twice in Novice action last weekend.

On Saturday, the Orcas lost 7-2 to the West Kelowna Eagles. Sierra Lochhead and Arianna Kositsin provided the offence, with assists coming from Brooklyn Young and Lochhead. Rhys Taylor-Hawes provided strong defence for netminder Brooklyn O’Hara.

On Sunday, the short-benched Orcas fell 12-3 to the Kelowna Crushers. Lochhead provided two goals, with assists from Chayse Krause on both. Mackenzie Gilman added the other goal with an assist from Emma Chater.

Mackenna Jackson played strong for the Orcas and Amber Lowe had an outstanding performance in her goaltending debut.

 

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