Silvertips claim Midget hockey bronze

The host Salmon Arm Silvertips claimed a bronze medal in the B.C. Midget A Female Hockey Championships at the Shaw Centre.

The host Salmon Arm Silvertips claimed a bronze medal in the B.C. Midget A Female Hockey Championships at the Shaw Centre.

The Tips, who have 11 players from the Vernon region, grounded the Whitehorse Mustangs 7-4 in their last preliminary game, to finish at 3-2-1.

The Richmond Ravens stuffed Kelowna 6-1 in the gold-medal final.

Hailey Silcocks and Lannie Houle, both of Vernon, scored as the Tips upended the winless Mustangs. Summer Jespersen, Ashley Tinney and Jessie Murphy, all Vernon products, and Oyama’s Phoenix Lawrey, each supplied one assist.

The other local members of the Tips were: Ali Roine, Catlyn Marshall, Mykaila Head, Jenna Lazar and Kylie Assi.

Meanwhile, the Vernon Kingfishers defeated host West Kelowna Knights 11-3 in 2005 Spring AAA hockey action Sunday.

Deagan McMillan and JJ Milne paced the Kingfishers with four goals each. Zachary Milne added two goals and Braydon Schwaerzle a single.

Netminder Logan Killingbeck earned his third win of the season as Kingfishers ran their spring record to 3-1.

Next up for Vernon is the Kamloops Pirate Challenge this weekend as they compete in the  top age group against top teams from Western Canada, including the B.C. Lightning of Langley, Calgary Havoc and Kamloops Ice Pirates.

“We had our best team game so far,” said Kingfishers’ head coach Tim Milne.

 

“The kids came out flying and kept West Kelowna pinned in their own end all night. Our skating and checking was strong and the team is definitely improving its positional play on big ice…especially for seven-year-olds. Most important, they’re having a blast.”