Rush raid West Kelowna

Ostafie explodes for five goals as Vernon Rush routs West Kelowna in Tween B ringette action.

The Tween B ringette season couldn’t come soon enough for Kendra Ostafie and the Vernon Rush.

Ostafie, assisted by Hannah Popilchak, needed just 14 seconds to get on the board as the Rush routed West Kelowna 12-0 in their season opener Saturday at Priest Valley Arena.

A single by Shelby Connors, from Caleb Pope, made it 2-0 before the three-minute mark as Vernon skated to a 6-0 halftime lead.

Ostafie finished with five goals, including a shorthanded tally, with other offence coming from Connors and Pope, each with 2+1, Popilchak (1+3), Maddy Percy and Saige Woodliffe.

Katelyn Paulin added two assists, and Amy Parsons had one.

Alex Drury and Saylor Martian played strong defence in front of Garrett Adams, who earned the shutout.

In Novice action, the Vernon Flames fanned the Shuswap Icebreakers 6-4 in their Saturday opener.

Emma Lochhead ignited the Flames’ attack with a hat trick, with Brynn Korol, Ashly Saunders and Kaila Summerfelt recording singles. Summerfelt and Arianna Kositsin each chipped in with two assists, while Korol, Saunders, Amy Demetrick and Julie Francis each had one.

Georgia Lannon was outstanding in net, with Levi Knopf and Katie Finlayson providing strong defence.

Kenzie Koshure, Emma Elders and Jaden Scott each pulled hat tricks as the Vernon Blues bounced the Kelowna Rockets 13-2 in their Novice opener.

Other goal scorers included Danika Bellamy, Shelby Richards, Emma Roine and Grace Cornell.

Madison Fox sniped a pair of goals, including the winner, as the Vernon Advertising Works Thunder Cats shaded Shuswap #2 5-4.

Abygayle Williamson opened the scoring for Vernon, with singles coming from Ellen Campbell and Chelsea McNabb. Carly Newman, Miranda Chapple, Jillian Pipke and MacKenzie Munroe each had an assist.

Makayla Vanderzwan was stellar in net.

In Junior B2 action, the Vernon Swag parlayed a pair of goals and an assist from Alana Fox into a 6-2 win over host West Kelowna Sunday.

Paige Webster put the Swag on the board just 11 seconds into the game, followed by goals from Brenna Beck, Sydney Harder and Kendra Racine. Bailey Williamson had an assist in support of netminder Emily Olds.

The Vernon Mark’s Heavy Hauling Voltage zapped Salmon Arm 6-0 in their Under 16 season opener last weekend.

Bailey Williamson started the scoring, assisted by Sydney Harder, and added another goal in the second half. Singles were added to the scoresheet by Dace Knopf and Shelby Fisher.

The final two goals came from Harder with an assist by Brianna Thalheimer in what was a total team effort.


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