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Vernon Rush slowed in TORL championship

Rebecca Vaneysk (left) of Vernon cuts to the net against Emily Thomas of Kelowna in Junior ringette action Saturday at Priest Valley Arena.  - Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star
Rebecca Vaneysk (left) of Vernon cuts to the net against Emily Thomas of Kelowna in Junior ringette action Saturday at Priest Valley Arena.
— image credit: Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star

Kelowna toppled the Vernon Cornerstone Dental Tween A Rush 3-1 in the TORL (Thompson Okanagan Ringette League) Cup final Sunday morning at Priest Valley Arena.

These two teams have battled hard all season with the Rush winning all but once. Kelowna went in front at seven minutes and added another goal midway through the second.

Vernon countered when Alex Drury scored from Kendra Ostafie and Shelby Conners with five minutes left to go. A too many players on the ice penalty left Vernon short with just 2:30 left, and Kelowna added an insurance tally.

Vernon still qualifies for the B.C. playdowns this weekend in Langley as the TORL wildcard. Vernon is the defending champion.

In Bunny action, the Vernon Blue Lightning and the Black Panthers skated to a second tie in as many weeks, finishing 8-8 in front of a large home crowd.

The Lightning snipers included Aimee Skinner, McKenna Jackson and Kennedy Jackson, each with a pair. Madison Edgar and Jordan Tung added singles.

Scoring for the Cats were Hillary Quiring, with a hat trick, and Taylor Stewart, Lauren Cooke, Kate Mallow, Jasmine Horton and Peyton Glowa with singles.

The Vernon DCT Chambers Voltage outlasted the Vernon Advertising Works Rebels 9-8 in Petite action Sunday at PV.

Rylie Marchand (2+1), Grace Cornell (2+1), Emma Elders (2), Kalen Webster, Jaden Scott and Bryn Taylor-Hawes handled the Voltage attack in front of Brooke Buller. Stellar hustle came from Giselle Torres, Carly Newman, Mackenzie Munroe, Emma Lochhead, Levi Knopf, Kenzie Koshure and Amy Demetrick.

Alyssa Carter led the Rebels with 2+2, while Hailey Quiring (2), Madison Fox, Abygayle Williamson, Ashly Shwaluk and Josey Nerling each supplied singles.

Katie Finlayson fought hard and drew a beautiful assist.

The Newalta Renegades bowed 10-5 to Westside in Sunday’s TORL Cup Tween B final.

Miranda Chapple bagged two goals for the Renegades, who got singles from Jillian Pipke, Chealsea McNabb and Mason Christensen in front of Aleisha Smith.

The Renagades dusted off Kelowna 8-4 Saturday with Mykayla Vanderzwan pulling the hat trick on feeds from Marika Munroe (1+2).

McNabb (2) and Chapple (1+2) completed the Vernon attack. The Renegades got great defence from Natalie Ethier, Ellen Campbell, Christensen and Demi Williamson. Forward Addison Nerbus turned in a solid two-way showing.

In Novice action, the Vernon Davidson Lawyers Orcas came out on the winning end of a two-game series against Kelowna.

On Saturday, the Orcas stunned Kelowna 7-4 with Sierra Lochhead collecting the hat trick and Paige Neufeld adding a deuce.

Chayse Krause and Daine Thoma added singles, while Rhys Taylor-Hawes and Brooklyn Young pitched in with an assist each in support of a sparkling Arianna Kositsin.

The Orcas topped Kelowna 7-6 Sunday with Tye Krause pocketing 3+1 and singles going to Mackenzie Gilman, Arianna, Hillary Quiring and Sierra Lochhead in front of a rock-solid Amber Lowe. Chayse Krause helped out with an assist.

Logan Thoma and Brooklyn O’Hara displayed great hustle.

The Vernon Blue Dragons halted the Kelowna Hurricanes 10-4 in Novice play at PV Arena.

Emma Roine was outstanding in net holding back the Hurricanes, while Kaila Summerfelt and Kristin Ho each supplied hat tricks. Brynn Korol collected 2+1 and singles went to Hannah McMorran and Taliya Yamaoka. Assists came from Miah Cohen and Shaila Austin.

 

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