Vernon North Enderby Timber Junior A Adrenaline Rush forwards Alex Drury (10) and Shelby Connors (right) battle for the ring against Vernon Belles Raid defender Jocelyn Jones during Thompson Okanagan Ringette League play Sunday morning at the Priest Valley Arena.

Vernon North Enderby Timber Junior A Adrenaline Rush forwards Alex Drury (10) and Shelby Connors (right) battle for the ring against Vernon Belles Raid defender Jocelyn Jones during Thompson Okanagan Ringette League play Sunday morning at the Priest Valley Arena.

Ice Breakers ramp up attack for Novice wins

Vernon Ice Breakers go on goal-spree to rack up two Novice ringette wins.

  • Dec. 17, 2014 11:00 a.m.

The Vernon Ice Breakers cranked up the offence to record a pair of Novice ringette wins last weekend.

Sophie Bilodeau and Sadie Christensen both snipped hat tricks as Vernon slammed a combined Salmon Arm squad 15-5 Sunday. Zion White, Kennedy Jackson and Kristen Francks each had a pair, with singles coming from Taylor Stewart, Amelia Johnson and Hillary Quiring.

Verity White and Jordan Tung played strong defence, clearing the zone in support of netminder Makenna Jackson, who earned her first win.

The Breakers opened weekend play by bumping host Kelowna #2 10-3 Saturday at the Capital News Centre.

Taylor Stewart picked up the win and Quiring fired 3+1, including the opening goal on a great feed from Allie Petty. Makenna Jackson (3+1), Francks (3) and Taylor Hewitt completed the offence. Rebekha Kempner chipped in with a helper.

In other Novice play, the Vernon Strikers showed determination in earning a 7-4 win over the Kelowna Purple Minions Saturday.

The Strikers controlled the early play and took the lead on goals from Lauren Cooke, Sydney Lewis and Aimee Skinner. Kelowna snuck in a few goals to go up 4-3 at the half.

The Strikers peppered the Minion goalie after the break and were rewarded with goals by Lewis and Skinner. Madison Edgar converted a pass from Caryss Hill before Alecia Hughes went bottom corner, unassisted.

The North Enderby Timber Junior A Adrenaline Rush lost for the first time in a long time, bowing 3-1 to the Vernon Belles Raid on Sunday.

With eight skaters, the Rush got an early goal from Alyssa Racine, assisted by Emma Carter. The Belles replied before the break on a snipe by Katelyn Paulin.

Brenna Beck put the Raid ahead with 2:14 to play, and Dayce Knopf pocketed the winner a minute later. Garrett Adams was in net for the Rush.

In Petite play, the Vernon Voltage lost a 9-8 heartbreaker to the Kelowna Chiefs Sunday morning at the Capital News Centre.

Kelowna’s Talia Rossau scored on a brilliant solo effort with only 21 seconds left in a game which saw the lead change several times. Vernon was backed by the stellar goaltending of Katrina Winstanley.

The Bolts were led by Shaila Austin’s two goals and strong two-way play. Hannah McMorran also added a deuce, with singles from Sierra Lochhead, Tristan Dewitt and Chayse Krause. Novice call-up Kristen Francks, making her Petite debut, also scored once.

The Vernon Ice Bunnies built an early lead to take the third matchup with Kelowna 11-2 Saturday at the Capital News Centre.

Once again, Vernon’s first-period scoring was led by Rhys Leibel with her third hat trick of the season, plus an assist. Adding two more opening-period snipes was Danika Vienneau. The goal-fest continued as Theryn Petty snuck one past the Kelowna keeper for her first of the season before assisting on Leibel’s second tally.

Devyn Hildebrand and Lucia Manton rounded out the attack before the intermission. Natasha Vienneau finished the scoring with a hatty in the second frame.