Vernon Juniors ring up tourney gold
The Vernon Junior A girls went undefeated in preliminary play en route to a silver medal in ringette tournament action last weekend in the Fraser Valley.
Vernon, sponsored by Century 21 Team B.C., iced Fraser Valley 5-0, Surrey 4-1, Delta 5-0 and Port Coquitlam 4-2 in the round-robin. The realtors, coached by Ryan Williamson, Tim Jones and Paige Powls, sunk Kelowna 5-4 in the semifinals before bowing 1-0 to St. Albert in a championship thriller.
In Tween B play, Marika Munroe supplied the offence as the Vernon Newalta Renegades fell 3-1 to Kelowna Saturday.
Mason Christensen had a solid game in front of netminder Aleisha Smith.
The Vernon DCT Chambers Voltage blasted the Kelowna Ringers 15-4 in Petite action Saturday.
Grace Cornell fired four goals for the Voltage, with Kalen Webster and Emma Elders each picking up hat tricks. Jaden Scott pocketed two goals, with Levi Knopf, Mackenzie Munroe and Giselle Torres each adding singles.
Emma Lochhead and Kenzie Koshure pitched in with a couple of assists, while Brooke Buller earned the win.
On Sunday, the Bolts drew the Kelowna Lightning 5-5. Elders supplied two goals, while Rylie Marchand, Webster and Cornell each added singles. Lochhead pitched in with two assists, with other helpers coming from Bryn Taylor-Hawes and Webster.
In other Petite play, the Advertising Works Rebels fell 10-6 to Shuswap Black at the Hucul Pond in Salmon Arm.
Alyssa Carter and Abygayle Williamson led the Rebels with two goals and two assists each. Hailey Quiring fired a pair, and Katie Simpson, Ashly Shwaluk and Josey Nerling had one assist each.
The Vernon Davidson Lawyers Orcas stomped the Kelowna Icebreakers 14-5 in Novice action Saturday.
Tye Krause, Logan Thoma, Arianna Kositsin and Paige Neufeld all pulled hat tricks. Rhys Taylor-Hawes and Brooklyn Young each added singles. Chayse Krause and Amber Lowe had assists. Daina Thoma took the win.
The pod fell 11-5 to the Vernon Blue Dragons Sunday. Tye Krause pocketed a deuce, with Neufeld, Logan Thoma and Daine Thoma adding singles. Brooklyn O’Hara helped out with an assist, and Mackenzie Gilman showed great hustle in front of netminder Young.
The Blue Dragons opened their weekend by brushing back host Kelowna Black 5-3 Saturday at the Capital News Centre.
Brynn Korol jumpstarted Vernon with a goal in the first minute, with other offence coming from Kristin Ho (3G) and Hannah McMorran. Jordan Scott collected assist. Great defensive play came from Shaila Austin, Miah Wagovcsik-Cohen, Alassa Johnson and netminder Kaila Summerfelt.
The Dragons got great hustle from Emma Roine and Kierra Newman.
In an all-Vernon battle Saturday morning, Team Black shaded Team Yellow 6-5.
Hillary Quiring led the Black attack with three goals, Katrina Winstanley had two and Brianna Visser notched a single. Sierra Fernley, Lauren Cooke and Peyton Glowa each had an assist, while Sophia Winstanley and Taylor Stewart were solid on defence.
The Vernon Blue Lightning and Vernon Yellow Cheetahs played to an entertaining 5-5 tie Sunday.
The Cheetahs got great defence and goaltending by Jaelynn Gillman, Teagan Schober, and Jocelyn Tew. Supplying their offence was Hillary Quiring (2+1), Jaida Sauvie (2G) and Kate Mallow.
Brooklyn Tardiff, Amelia Johnson and Astrid Beatty collected assists.
Makenna Jackson (2+1) and Sasha Austin (1+2) handled the bulk of offence for the Lightning, who had some speedy breakouts from Emily Gilman, Kennedy Jackson and Madison Edgar, accurate passing by Jordan Tung and Kristen Edgar, aggressive checking by Peyton Trevelyan (1G) and Makenna Christensen, and speedy breakaways by Aimee Skinner and Tristan DeWitt (1G).