Jaden Scott (right) of the Vernon Victory stickhandles around Hannah Payne of the Westside Pistols in Petite ringette play Saturday afternoon at Priest Valley Arena.

Jaden Scott (right) of the Vernon Victory stickhandles around Hannah Payne of the Westside Pistols in Petite ringette play Saturday afternoon at Priest Valley Arena.

Rockstars hold off TORL young guns

Vernon Rockstar Drywall U16A Adrenaline Rush outgun TORL U14A team 7-6 in ringette exhibition Saturday at Priest Valley Arena.

Caenan Wisse jumped up two divisions to back the Vernon Rockstar Drywall U16A Adrenaline Rush to a 7-6 exhibition ringette win over the TORL U14A team Saturday at Priest Valley Arena.

Wisse filled in admirably for the missing Garrett Adams. The Rush were also without three forwards, so they relied largely on the line of Kendra Ostafie, Maddie Powls and Saige Woodliffe.

Ostafie pocketed five goals, with Woodliffe supplying three assists to Powls’ two. Ava Haldane and Caleb Pope, both assisted by Alex Drury, rounded out the Rush offence.

The Rockstar crew rallied with two goals in the final minute to salvage a 6-6 draw against a tough Kelowna team Sunday.

Undermanned yet again, Ostafie scored on a feed from Powls and Woodliffe with 24 seconds left, and then with 0.9 seconds to go, Woodliffe collected the equalizer from Powls, earning an eruption of cheers from the Vernon bench and their supporters.

Defensive star Caitlyn Paulin threw on the pads and did an amazing job in net, while Caleb Pope dropped back from forward to fill Paulin’s spot. Ostafie (2), Woodliffe and Drury scored earlier for Vernon.

In U16B play, the Buy-Low Foods Uprising fell 13-6 to Shuswap.

Anastasia Pelletier powered the Uprising offence four goals, while Darian Newman and Brynn Taylor-Hawes each had one.

Ellen Campbell and Taylor-Hawes chipped in with assists. The Buy-Low gang got good hustle from their Tween call-ups and netminder Spencer Christensen.

The Advertising Works Vernon Victory used a four-goal performance from Grace Cornell to double the Westside Pistols 10-5 in Petite play Saturday at PV.

Jaden Scott, with a hat trick, and singles from Tristan Dewitt, Allassa Johnson and Bryn Korol, capped the scoring in front of Kaila Summerfelt.

In Novice action, the Vernon Ice Dragons bowed 7-4 to the Shuswap Sharp Shooters in an end-to-end thriller.

Amber Lowe’s grit earned her two penalties, Brianna Visser visited the sin bin once and Sierra Fernley netted a shorthanded marker. Defenders Astrid Beaty, Rhys Hawes and Kierra Newman helped netminder Sasha Austin keep the score close. Brooklyn Lewis, Amelia Johnson and Sadie Christensen created scoring opportunities, highlighted by Shaila Austin’s first hat trick.

The Vernon Ice Rockets also lost their Novice tilt, falling 11-4 to Salmon Arm.

Kristen Francks pocketed a pair for Vernon, while Aimee Skinner and McKenna Hamilton-Jackson each had singles, assisted by Chloe Scabar. Jordan Tung had a strong defensive game and rookie netminder Kylie Sheldrake was stellar.

In exciting Bunnies action, the host Kelowna Huskies upset the Vernon Purple Flames 11-3 Sunday at Rutland East Arena.

Although the teams were evenly matched, Vernon was unable to solve Kelowna’s stingy netminder. Teagan Scober recorded a single in the first half, while Ksenia Wiker and Sydney Lewis converted in the second.