Fury develop crush for Sweetheart
The Vernon Fury captured Junior A ringette gold with a 2-1 win over Bowview Cito of Calgary in the Sweetheart tournament last weekend in Kelowna.
Maddie Powls and Riley Martian handled the Vernon offence in front of Billy Cawthorn, who collected two tourney shutouts.
The Fury, sponsored by Century 21 Team B.C., opened the weekend with a 4-0 win over the Surrey Honey Badgers. Jocelyn Jones, Sydney Harder, Martian and Kennedy Pope supplied the offence.
The Fury then fell 4-3 to Cito, who scored the winner on a buzzer beater. Hannah Popilchak, Martian and Powls scored for the Fury while Liv Percy and Brenna Beck added the helpers.
Saturday brought a 6-2 win over Port Coquitlam and a 5-2 win over Fraser Valley. Powls, Beck, Harder, Popilchak, Aryana Jacura and Taryn Smith netted singles against PoCo, while Harder, Martian, Powls and Beck scored against Fraser Valley.
Powls and Jacura converted for the Fury in a 2-0 win over the Kelowna Hype in the semifinals.
Dental crew defends title
The Vernon Cornerstone Dental Rush defended their Tween A Sweetheart title, rallying to ice the St. Albert Kaos 6-2 in the final.
Kendra Ostafie sniped three goals and three assists for Vernon, with Shelby Connors (2+1) and Alex Drury rounding out the attack. Defenceman Saylor Martian added an assist in support of netminder Garrett Adams, who was stellar all weekend.
The Rush spanked Delta Domination 11-0 to open the tourney, with four goals from Ostafie, two-goal efforts by Alyssa Racine, Delaney Tetrault and Shelby Connors, and a single from Drury.
Ostafie, Drury and Connors handled the attack in an 8-1 win over NW Calgary Tourque.
Vernon rode the powerplay to an 8-0 win over the Fraser Valley Velocity, with Evan Koshure, Alyssa Racine, Chelsea Marshall, Drury, Connors and Ostafie supplying the offence.
The Rush capped the round-robin with a 6-1 dismantling of the Port Coquitlam Storm.
Drury recorded the winner as the Rush outlasted the Kelowna Impact 3-2 in the semis. Racine set up Ostafie for Vernon’s first strike, and Connors, on a feed from Maddy Percy, supplied the other goal.
Voltage go 4-0 in Kelowna
The DCT Chambers Voltage went 4-0 in the Sweetheart’s Petite division, opening with a 6-3 win over Shuswap White Friday.
The Bolts’ offence came from Emma Elders, Jaden Scott, Rylie Marchand, Bryn Taylor-Hawes, Mackenzie Munroe and Levi Knopf.
On Friday afternoon, the Voltage zapped the Fraser Valley Thunder 15-6, with offence from Elders (4+4), Emma Lochhead (2+2), Grace Cornell (3), Marchand (1+2), Scott (1+2), Kenzie Koshure (1+2), Kalen Webster, Knopf and Giselle Torres.
Elders pocketed a pair, including the winner with 12 seconds to play, as the Voltage squeaked past the PCRM Thunder 8-7 Saturday. Webster (2), Koshure (1+2), Cornell, Scott and Taylor-Hawes added to the offence.
Munroe sizzled for 3+1 as the Voltage shocked the SWR Mockingjays 11-4 Sunday. Elders (2+2), Webster (2), Marchand, Koshure, Taylor-Hawes and Scott also found the net.
Van Wyk backs Rebel attack
In other Petite play, the Advertising Works Rebels won three of four games in the Sweetheart.
Netminder Liam Van Wyk backed the Rebels in each game. Kyra Olsen earned her first-ever hat trick and had 4+2 on the weekend. Abygayle Williamson had 8+3, Alyssa Carter had 5+2, Madison Fox had 5+1, Ashly Shwaluk and Hailey Quiring each had 4+2, Josey Nerling had 3+1, Georgia Lannon supplied two goals, Julie Francis went 2+2 and Kathryn Simpson chipped in with a single.
Orcas earn weekend split
The Davidson Lawyers Orcas split their Sweetheart weekend, going 2-2 in Novice action.
Tye Krause and Arianna Kositsin each had two goals as the Pod outgunned Fraser Valley 5-4 in their opener. Sierra Lochhead had the other goal.
Lochhead (2), Daine Thoma and Krause took care of the offence in a 10-4 loss to NWV Angry Ice Birds later in the day.
The Orcas then fell 11-6 to the Kelowna Crushers, offence coming from Brooklyn Young (3), Lochhead, Rhys Taylor-Hawes and Paige Neufeld.
The Orcas finished with a 13-10 win over the PCRM Lightning. Krause (3+3), Logan Thoma (3), Neufeld (3), Lochhead (2+1), Kositsin and Mackenzie Gilman supplied the firepower.
Renegades ramp up offence
After winning just two Tween B games all season, the Vernon Renegades went 4-2 to capture bronze in Kelowna.
They reached the podium with a 2-1 OT thriller over Kelowna. With their goalie pulled, the Renegades’ Marika Munroe scored with 90 seconds left to force OT, where Miranda Chapple scored with 31 seconds remaining to seal the victory.
The Renegades bowed 7-0 to the Red Deer Velocity in the semis, and opened the weekend with a 6-2 loss to eventual gold medal-winning West Kelowna. Makayla Vanderzwan and Chapple scored the goals against Red Deer.
The Renegades then started to roll with a 3-1 win over Kelowna (Chapple 2G, Vanderzwan), 7-3 over Port Coquitlam (Chapple 3G, Vanderzwan, Munroe, Mason Christensen, Chelsea McNabb), and 3-1 over Fraser Valley (Jill Pipke, Christensen, Vanderzwan).
Panthers cherish Sweetheart outing
The Vernon Black Panthers finished at 3-0-1 at the Sweetheart.
Playing injured, Katrina Winstanley was stellar in net, supported by Lauren Cook, Brianna Visser, Sierra Fernley and Jasmine Horton. The Cat offence was shared between Hillary Quiring (7), Fernley (4), Taylor Stewart (2), Visser (2), Horton, Sophie Winstanley and Rhys Leibel, who netted her first goal of the season.
Lucia Manton scored her first goal of the season, burying the equalizer with 40 seconds to play as the Panthers tied the Vernon Blue Lightning 10-10.