Olsen backstops Bolts’ win

Strong goaltending by rookie Kyra Olsen and solid defence by veterans Grace Cornell, Maria Alexis and Brooke Buller backstopped the North Enderby Timber Lightning to a 6-5 Novice ringette win over the Kelowna Cobras Saturday.

Vernon Dinos' Kendra Ostafie (left) and Vernon Vikings' Evangeline Koshure battle for the ring in front of Viking netminder Denise Goddard in Petit ringette action Sunday at Priest Valley Arena. The Dinos won 14-6.

Vernon Dinos' Kendra Ostafie (left) and Vernon Vikings' Evangeline Koshure battle for the ring in front of Viking netminder Denise Goddard in Petit ringette action Sunday at Priest Valley Arena. The Dinos won 14-6.

Strong goaltending by rookie Kyra Olsen and solid defence by veterans Grace Cornell, Maria Alexis and Brooke Buller backstopped the North Enderby Timber Lightning to a 6-5 Novice ringette win over the Kelowna Cobras Saturday.

Vernon’s offence came from Hailey Quiring, with 3+1, and Levi Knopf and Kenzie Koshure, each with 1+2. Bryn Taylor-Hawes collected the winner. Giselle Torres earned an assist.

In other Novice play, the Vernon People Eaters snuffed the Kelowna Dynamite 12-9 in a hard-fought game.

Vernon was led by Hailey Quiring (3+2), Kinsey Corday (3+1) and Kalen Webster (3G).

Emma Elders chipped in with two goals and Mackenzie Munro, playing a strong two-way game, rounded out the scoring in front of Kayla Spillett.

Julie Francis, Kenzie Kroshure and Josey Nerling were rock-steady on the blueline and Jaden Scott played well at both ends.

Czarina Wisse picked up the win as the Vernon Five Star Awards Vikings brushed back Kelowna 7-6 in Petite action Saturday at the Capital News Centre.

Saylor Martian led the Vikes with 3+1, with two goals from Alyssa Carter and singles by Ava Cornell and Evangeline Koshure. Rebecca Van Eyck and Emma Carter each had two assists.

Sunday at Priest Valley, the Vikings fell 14-6 to the Vernon Advertising Works Dinos.

The Vikings got offence from Colten Schaper-Kotter (2+1), Carter, Ava Haldane, Wisse and Koshure as Denise Goddard made her debut in net.

In Junior A play, Erin Banning and Shelby Munk handled the offence as the Vernon Storm bowed 6-2 to West Kelowna Saturday at PV.

Nicole Williams and Kaylee Barss earned the assists.

Banning netted a deuce as the Storm settled for a 5-5 draw against host Kelowna Sunday.

Barss, Whitney Jacura and Terri-Lyn Blatney provided singles for Vernon, who got solid defence from Shelby Fisher, Brianna Thalheimer, Kendra Racine and Briana Ostafie in defence in front of Genny Stevenson.

The Nixon Wenger Tween C Stingers got a pair of late goals from Madison Johnson and Jocleyn Jones in a 4-2 loss to the Shuswap C team Sunday morning at PV.

Spencer Christensen made numerous saves to keep the Stingers alive in a penalty-filled game.

In Tween B play, Mark’s Heavy Haul fell 4-3 to Kelowna in a hard-fought game Sunday.

Forward Sydney Harder whipped a ring top corner to open Vernon’s scoring, assisted by Bailey Williamson. Teigan Moore added two more goals in the second period, one assisted once Harder, the other by Kennedy Pope.

Garret Adams had a great game in net, with support from Emily Olds, Olivia Percy, Megan Barss and Katelyn Paulin.

Delaney Tetrault pocketed four goals and an assist as the Vernon DCT Chambers Voltage outgunned the Kelowna Ring Nuts 9-7 last weekend.

Alex Drury (2G), Caleb Pope (1+3), Chelsey McNabb and Alyssa Racine helped secure the win for Bolts’ netminder Wynter Vanderveen.

Tamara Nicol, Maddy Percy, Stephanie Backer and Mason Christensen generated plenty of offence with crisp outlet passes.

In Bunny action, the Vernon Dynamite gave up a goal in the dying seconds as they bowed 9-8 to Kelowna Sunday at PV.

Danika Bellamy and Hannah McMorran, each with 3+1, paced the Dynamite attack. Emma Roine rounded out Vernon’s scoring with a deuce, while Katie Finlayson earned two assists and Jessie Campbell, Brynn Koroll, Hillary Quiring and Nate Williamson each assisted on singles.