Julie Francis of the Vernon U14 Ignite beats Westside’s Paige Denton to the ring in U14 ringette league action Sunday at Kal Tire Place.

Julie Francis of the Vernon U14 Ignite beats Westside’s Paige Denton to the ring in U14 ringette league action Sunday at Kal Tire Place.

Crushers cruise in Lower Mainland

Vernon Crushers were a perfect 4-0 at the Burnaby New Westminster Ice Breaker ringette tournament

Vernon Crushers were a perfect 4-0 at the Burnaby New Westminster Ice Breaker ringette tournament.

The Crushers opened with a 12-4 win over New West before rallying in a see-saw affair to beat the Coquitlam Bears 9-7.

Sydney Lewis and Taylor Stewart scored for the Crushers to tie things up at 2-2, with Kennedy Jackson scoring before the break to even things up 3-3. Ally Hobenshield and Allie Petty scored for Vernon after the Bears took a 5-3 lead. Jackson and Stewart added their second goals before Stewart drew all the defenders to her before passing to Madison Edgar, who went in alone and scored the game-winner.

After a 17-3 win over Port Coquitlam, the Crushers finished the tournament with a 14-2 romp over the Vancouver Vortex.

Hobenshield, Edgar, Lewis and Jackson all had 2+2 for Vernon while singles went to Kierra Horton, Tegan Schober, Natasha Vienneau, Petty, Lucia Manton and Emily Gilman. Stewart was solid in goal.

In U12 league action, Vernon Venom swept a home-and-home series with the Shuswap Flash.

The Venom beat the Flash 7-4 in the opener, erupting for five goals in the second half. Kristen Francks and Makenna Jackson each had two goals for Vernon while singles went to Aimee Skinner, Sierra Fernley and Hillary Quiring. Brianna Visser chipped in two assists.

In the rematch, Vernon rallied from 4-3 down for an 8-4 decision. Jackson had a hat trick, Skinner  and Francks had deuces and Visser had the other goal. Caryss Hill and Sophia Bilodeau picked up assists.

The Vernon Storm U12s battled the Kelowna Flash to a 3-3 draw Sunday.

Jackson, called up for the game, had one of the three Storm goals. The others went to Sierra Lochhead and Astrid Beatty. Kelowna had taken a 3-1 lead on powerplay goals with Sam Shaw and Brooklyn Tardiff in the Vernon penalty box.

Tardiff nearly won the game in the final minute but her shot rang off the post. Storm goalie Jordan Tung stopped a Kelowna breakaway to preserve the tie.

Vernon Ignite U14A squad went 1-2 on the weekend.

Ignite dumped Westside 5-1 with Julie Francis scoring twice and singles going to Grace Cornell, Hannah McMorran and Bryn Korol.

Vernon fell 7-0 and 11-2 in a pair of games against Shuswap U16B. Kristin Ho scored both goals, set up both times by Korol.



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