Morning Star Staff
Vernon Rush have sped into the provincial Tween ringette finals on home ice.
The U14A squad captured the Thompson Okanagan Ringette League Cup Sunday defeating Kelowna 6-2 to advance to the B.C. finals, March 6-8, in Vernon and Lumby.
Abby Williamson scored four times in Sunday’s victory while Alyssa Carter added 2+1. Maddie Fox had two assists while Courtney Bacon, Hailey Quiring and Kalen Webster added one helper apiece for the Rush, who finished off TORL Cup round robin play Saturday with a 6-2 win over Shuswap.
Carter, Fox, Amy Demetrick, Hailey Quiring, Bacon and Grace Cornell scored. Williamson had three assists.
Caenan Wisse was stellar in goal in both games for the Rush, who also received solid defensive play from Bryn Taylor-Hawes, Julie Francis and Georgia Lannon.
Vernon Flare were determined to end their season with a win against their city rivals, Vernon Voltage, in Petite division play.
And they did.
Kristin Ho had 4+1, Abby Sveistrup added 3+1, novice call-up Makenna Jackson scored twice and Alassa Johnson and Bryn Korol added singles as the Flare romped to an 11-1 decision.
Jasmine Horton, Samantha Shaw, Sveistrup and Ashley Wadsworth all had assists to support the strong netminding of Kaila Summerfelt, great defensive efforts from Miah Cohen and Chloe Scabar, and the great energy from Brooklyn Tardiff and Hillary Quiring.
Vernon Strikers and Vernon Ice Breakers finished off their U10 Novice seasons with victories.
The Strikers blasted the Kelowna Kelowna Ice Angels 11-2.
Alecia Hughes, Aimee Skinner, Sydney Lewis and Sierra Fernley all pocketed deuces for the Strikers.
Down two players, goalie Victoria Schultz shut the door and then Caryss Hill was sprung down the ice to snipe in a shorthanded goal. Brianna Visser and Lauren Cooke added the other goals.
The Ice Breakers’ offence exploded for a 16-5 win over Salmon Arm.
Allie Petty made countless saves in net, while Sophia Bilodeau earned 3+3. Also tricking for the Breakers were Kristen Francks (+2A), Makenna Jackson (+1), and younger sister Kennedy Jackson. Taylor Hewitt (1A), Jordan Tung (1A) and Hillary Quiring had singles.
Also finding the score sheet with helpers were Rebekha Kempner, Taylor Stewart, Sadie Christensen, Amelia Johnson, Verity White, and Zion White.