Stingers take B.C. title by stopping Kelowna

The Nixon Wenger Stingers capped an undefeated run at the B.C. Tween C Ringette Championships with a gold medal last weekend in Burnaby/New Westminster.

The Stingers outgunned rival Kelowna 7-4 in the championship game.

Vernon used a total team effort to open the tourney with a 16-2 drubbing of host Burnaby/New Westminster.

Riley Martian scored with 30 seconds to play as the Stingers ended the Kelowna Dragons’ season-long undefeated streak with a 9-8 win.

Both goalies were hot, keeping the score 3-3 at the break.

Kelowna converted a penalty shot with two minutes to go to make it 8-8 before Martian stepped up.

Maddy Johnson was outstanding in net as the Stingers tied the Demons 9-9 in a Friday rematch.

They then pummeled Burnaby/New Westminster 18-1 to earn a bye to the final.

Members of the B.C. champion Stingers include: Miranda Blatney, Taryn Smith, Ashley Cohen, Taylor Gray, Sabrina Louis, Jocelyn Jones, Riley Martian, Amy Parsons, Darian Newman, Carly Alexander and Maddy Johnson. They are coached by Tim Jones, Mike Johnson and Adrienne Newman.

The Stingers thanked their parents, fans and sponsor for supporting them throughout the season.