Brynn Korol of the North Enderby Timber Flames (right) tries to get past Hannah McMorran of the Interior Savings Blue Lightning in Novice ringette play Saturday at Wesbild Centre.

Brynn Korol of the North Enderby Timber Flames (right) tries to get past Hannah McMorran of the Interior Savings Blue Lightning in Novice ringette play Saturday at Wesbild Centre.

Blue Lightning buzz Flames

Vernon Interior Savings Blues brush back North Enderby Timber Flames 7-1 in Novice ringette showdown.

In an all-Vernon Novice ringette showdown, Emma Elders and Emma Roine recorded a pair of goals each as the Interior Savings Blue Lightning bounced North Enderby Timber Flames 7-1 Saturday morning at Wesbild Centre.

Jaden Scott chipped in with a goal and two helpers for the Bolts, who got singles from Daine Thoma and Kenzie Koshure. Hannah McMorran supplied one assist.

Arianna Kositsin scored for the Flames, who turned in a solid team effort in front of netminder Georgia Lannon.

The Vernon Advertising Works Thunder Cats gave up a buzzer beater as they fell 6-5 to the host West Kelowna Penguins Sunday at Jim Lind Arena.

Abygayle Williamson paced the Cats with three goals, while Chelsea McNabb and Mackenzie Munroe each had one. Ellen Campbell and Madison Fox each had an assist, and Brooke Buller made some amazing saves in net.

In Tween action, the Newalta Rush opened the Thompson Okanagan Ringette League playoffs with a 5-3 win over Kelowna Saturday at Priest Valley Arena.

Kelowna jumped out to a 2-0 lead before Vernon started their comeback. Amy Parsons pounced on the rebound from Saige Woodliffe’s shot, and a few minutes later, she fed Kendra Ostafie for two quick goals. The Rush never looked back.

In the second period, defenceman Katelyn Paulin worked set piece to add to Vernon’s lead. Kelowna scored once more before Shelby Connors (from Maddie Percy) added an insurance marker. Garrett Adams was spectacular in net.

Kelowna scored first once again as the two teams battled Sunday at Rutland Arena, but Vernon rallied for the 7-3 decision.

Down by a goal at the break, Vernon earned the comeback on goals from Caleb Pope (from Ostafie), Osatafie (from Paulin and Hannah Popilchak), Maddie Powls (from Woodliffe), and Ostafie (from (Popilchak).

Kelowna responded with a pair before the Rush put the game away with singles by Woodliffe (from Powls) and Ostafie (from Pope).

Saylor Martian, Maddie Percy, Alex Drury and Paulin were solid in both games.

The Rush advance to provincials, in Richmond, in early March.

The Vernon Shooting Stars fell 8-4 to Kelowna #2 Sunday in Rutland.

Chayse Krause led the Stars with a hat trick in what was a hard-fought game that remained tied until the last few minutes. Amber Lowe counted Vernon’s other goal, while Alassa Johnson played well in net and got defensive support from Jordan Tung, Sierra Lochhead, Paige Edgar and Brooklyn Tardiff.

Paige Neufeld, Kyla Pyle, Astrid Beaty, Kennedy and Mackenna Jackson, and Grace and William Erickson played well offensively.

The DCT Chambers Lightning exploded on offence to ground Kelowna 11-3 in Petite action Sunday in Rutland.

Even Koshure pocketed three goals and Kenzie Koshure had two for the DCT Chambers crew. Singles came from Delaney Tetrault, Demi Williamson, Wynter Vanderveen, Mason Christenson, Stephanie Backer and Kyra Olsen.

Backer and Tetrault were stellar playmakers with three helpers each, with other assists from Kosure, Christenson, Vanderveen and Evan Koshure.

In Junior B play, Mark’s Heavy Haul Voltage cranked up the offence to go 2-0 last weekend, icing the Sunshine Autographics Swag 8-3 Saturday, followed by a 7-3 drubbing of West Kelowna 7-3 Sunday.

Amie McKinney was stellar in net against the Swag, with Voltage offence coming from Dayce Knopf (3), Brianna Thalheimer, Shelby Fisher, Danika Seed, Riley Martian and Ashley Eso. Assists came from Fisher, Knopf, Morgan Vanderzwan, Martian and Eso. Taylor Gray and Carly Alexander provided excellent defensive play.

Jocelyn Jones earned the hat trick Sunday at PV, with singles coming from Alexander, Knopf and Thalheimer to help erase an early West Kelowna lead. Megan Barss, Gray and Fisher were impressive on defence, while Mckinney was solid in goal.

The Swag rebounded with a 4-4 draw against Kelowna Sunday at PV.

The Swag got a deuce from Sydney Harder and singles by Bailey Williamson and Paige Webster. Dayna Hanley had two assists and Alanna Fox and Desiree Turnbull each had one in front of Emily Olds.