Penticton edges Vernon Falcons in first-place showdown

Peach City squad still undefeated in Okanagan Atom Female Recreational Minor Hockey League

Vernon McDonald’s Falcons fell 6-4 to undefeated Penticton in a first-place showdown in the six-team Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association’s league which features two teams from Kelowna, two from Kamloops, Vernon and Penticton.

Marlee White scored twice for Vernon, Shia Linford added a goal and a helper and Ally Radcliffe added the other to support goalie Emma Ward.

“Our girls are continuing to work hard at developing their skills at practice, while thoroughly enjoying the social aspect of playing with other females, which was a huge reason we worked so hard to get a female program started,” said Falcons coach Spencer Ward.

Penticton is 6-0 in the year, Vernon is 4-3.

RELATED: Vernon hosts female Atom PeeWee Tournament


A shorthanded Lumby Great West Equipment Stars squad went to Armstrong Sunday and edged the host North Okanagan Knights 3-2 in North Okanagan Minor Hockey Bantam House League action at the Nor-Val Sports Centre.

Quintin O’Neill scored a buzzer-beater to win the thrilling match for the Stars.

Ryder Quibell opened the scoring with 56 seconds left in the first period. Zachary Young scored from a sweet pass from O’Neill midway through the third period to support James Wraight in the Lumby net.

Mason Estabrooks had both goals in the third period for North Okanagan.


Vernon Fairfield Inn and Suites Broncos finished top-eight at the 24-team Kamloops Winter Classic Rec Tournament.

The Broncos opened play with a 5-5 tie against the Kamloops Hurricanes, with Ashton Rysen leading the way with a hat-trick. In Saturday morning’s matchup, the Broncos were lead by Tylen Hutton, who rippled the mesh three times in an 8-4 win over the Kamloops Vikings.

The afternoon matinee game was the Broncos’ second victory of the day, 6-3 over the Kamloops Rams. Jaxson Harper and Parker Donnelly each scored twice. Unfortunately, Vernon’s 2-0-1 round-robin record was only good enough to finish second in their pool.

In Sunday’s game, the Broncos came out flying and downed yet another Kamloops team by a score of 9-6. Rowan Kwast and Rysen led the way with two goals each. Kacey Miller and Adam Levesque each bagged their first goals of the year in the team’s third win of the weekend.

“The team came to play this weekend,” said Broncos head coach Matt Rysen. “I am very happy with the effort each and every player gave. Hey…we finished in the top eight of a 24-team tourney…pretty darn good.”

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