The Vernon U12B Lightning split their opening weekend of Thompson Okanagan ringette league games this season.
Lucia Manton pulled the hat trick and Kassidy Peterson sparkled in net as the Lightning stuffed the Westside U12B Ice Busters Saturday in West Kelowna.
An all-star defence of Kiera Horton, Abby Mahortoff and Kate Holmes boosted Vernon, who got 2+1 apiece from Rory Lang and Cali Fossum and 1+2 from Claire Penner. Theryn Petty supplied three assists.
The Lightning lost 10-6 to the visiting Kelowna U12A team in Sunday action, showing well against the higher level side.
The game was tied at 2-2 after the first period before Kelowna pulled away. Manton counted three goals, Fossum rang up a deuce and one assist and Horton pocketed 1+2. Avery Smith, Mara Corbett-Read and Taylor Patterson all turned in splendid performances well in their first ringette games.
Meanwhile, Sam Shaw bagged a deuce as Vernon grounded Kelowna 5-1 in U14B play Saturday at the Kelowna Capital News Centre.
Lauren Cooke, Sabrina Kennedy and Brianna Visser supplied singles with assists going to Allie Petty, Jade Pederson, Visser and Alyssa Patterson.