Vernon Rush record ringette shutouts
Garrett Adams recorded both shutouts as the Vernon Cornerstone Dental Rush opened Thompson Okanagan Ringette League playoffs with a pair of Tween A wins last weekend.
The Rush iced the Kelowna Impact 3-0 Saturday at the Capital News Centre in Kelowna, and then hammered Shuswap 11-0 Sunday.
In a tough, end-to-end battle with Kelowna, Delaney Tetrault pegged the dental crew to a 1-0 lead in period one, assisted by Alyssa Racine and Emma Carter. Kendra Ostafie, from Shelby Conners, doubled the lead in the second period, and Alex Drury capped the offence with an empty-netter, from Carter.
Ostafie and Racine each had three goals against Shuswap, with Drury (2), Conners, Delaney Tetrault and Emma Carter earning singles.
The Vernon Fury claimed the TORL Cup by sweeping the best-of-three set against the Kelowna Hype last weekend.
The Fury, sponsored by Century 21 Team B.C., doubled the Hype 4-2 in Game 1 Saturday in Vernon.
Jocelyn Jones took a feed from Aryana Jacura for the opening goal, while Maddie Powls and Brenna Beck added to the offence on assists from Jacura. Riley Martian sealed the deal in the second period on a between-the-legs backhand pass from Powls.
The Fury completed the sweep with a 3-2 win Sunday in Kelowna. Vernon goals came from Beck, Bailey Williamson and Sydney Harder, with assists to Taryn Smith and Jacura.
The Fury will battle in provincial championships, in Langley, in March.
In Petite action, the DCT Chambers Voltage fell 4-3 to the Kelowna Untouchables Saturday.
Emma Elders pocketed two goals, with Kalen Webster adding the single. Grace Cornell pitched in with a couple of assists with another coming from Webster. Levi Knopf added some strong defence and Brooke Buller played a great game in net.
In late-reported Novice action, the Vernon Blue Dragons went undefeated in the Novice division at the Sweetheart Tournament in Kelowna.
The Dragons posted wins over the Kelowna Ice Breakers (9-5), Port Coquitlam Penguins (8-2), Westside Eagles (8-2) and Fraser Valley Wildfire (7-2).