Vernon Rebels raid coast

Emma Elders of the Under 12 Vernon Voltage breaks free from the West Kelowna Fireworks defence Saturday at the Priest Valley Arena.  - Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star
Emma Elders of the Under 12 Vernon Voltage breaks free from the West Kelowna Fireworks defence Saturday at the Priest Valley Arena.
— image credit: Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star

The Vernon Advertising Works Rebels went 4-0 in Petite ringette tournament play last weekend in the Fraser Valley, ending with an 8-4 win over the host Invaders Sunday.

Alyssa Carter led the Rebels with three goals and one assist. Madison Fox had two goals and Abygayle Williamson, Hailey Quiring and Julie Francis each had a goal and assist.

Netminder Liam Van Wyk had plenty of support from game MVP Georgia Lannon and Katie Finlayson.

The Rebels, coached by Darcy Quiring and Scott Finlayson, opened the tourney by bouncing the Fraser Valley Thunder 13-8 Friday.

Fox (3+3), Williamson (3+2), Carter (2+1, game MVP), Quiring (2+1), Ashly Shwaluk, Lannon and Danika Bellamy handled the offence in front of a stellar Van Wyk.

A 2+2 performance from Carter kept the Rebels rolling in a 7-5 win over the Port Coquitlam/Ridge Meadows Avalanche.

Williamson (2+1), Fox (game MVP), Lannon and Shwaluk all found the net, and Francis had one assist. Bellamy, Finlayson and Quiring added plenty hustle for the Rebels.

The Rebels opened play Saturday by silencing the Surrey Mockingjays 14-1.

Fox (3+3), Carter (3+2), Williamson (3+1),  Lannon (2G), Shwaluk (1+2), Quiring (1+2, game MVP) and Finlayson supplied the firepower. Van Wyk came just short of the shutout.

In the Petite skills competition, Williamson and Carter finished one-two in the fastest skater event, Fox was second in shooting and Van Wyk put in an amazing effort in the goalie showdown.

In other Petite play, the Vernon DCT Chambers Voltage went 2-for-3 on the weekend, starting with an 8-4 pounding of the West Kelowna Fireworks Saturday.

Emma Elders fired four goals, Emma Lochhead chipped in with a goal and two assists, and Grace Cornell, Giselle Torres and Jaden Scott notched singles. Kenzie Koshure pitched in with two assists and Mackenzie Munroe had one.

Brooke Buller was outstanding in net.

On Sunday morning, the Bolts zapped the Kelowna Untouchables 9-5, with Rylie Marchand, Elders and Munroe each netting pairs.

Carly Newman, Levi Knopf and Torres collected singles, and Bryn Taylor-Hawes, Munroe and Koshure helped out with a couple of assists apiece.

The Voltage bowed 4-3 to the Shuswap Sunday afternoon in a game that was stopped early due to an injury.

Munroe, with a pair, and Scott completed the Vernon attack. Koshure racked up two helpers.

In Novice action, Tye Krause picked up a hat trick as the Vernon Davidson Lawyers Orcas lost 9-7 to Shuswap.

Logan Thoma pocketed a pair, while Daine Thoma and Paige Neufeld added singles.

Rhys Taylor-Hawes pitched in with a couple of assists, with other helpers from Brooklyn O’Hara, Arianna Kositsin, Logan Thoma and Krause. Chayse Krause had an outstanding debut in net.


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