Morning Star Staff
The red-hot Vernon Under 12 Venom went 3-0 at the Osoyoos Ringette Jamming Jamboree last weekend.
The Venom opened by shading Kelowna 4-3 with Jordan Tung stonewalling a wide open shooter in the final 90 seconds.
Makenna Jackson and Hillary Quiring neatly worked a give-and-go for Vernon’s first snipe. Kelowna answered before Brianna Visser converted from Taylor Hewitt.
Quiring set up Jackson again late in the first period and Jackson netted the winner with a backhand, top cheddar, for the hat trick.
Kristen Francks fired three goals, while Jackson and Sierra Fernley each rang up deuces as the Venom dispatched Port Moody 12-7.
Aimee Skinner was a girl on a mission, starting out with a natural hat trick in the first four minutes of the game, with assists from Jackson, Hewitt, and Fernley. Quiring completed the offence.
Vernon finished the Jamboree by dousing the Westside Wildfire 11-5.
Caryss Hill registered a beautiful goal four minutes in, pouncing on a rebound. Jackson (3), Visser (2), Quiring, Francks, Fernley and Skinner also scored.
Zion White and Sophia Bilodeau stood tall on defence, while Alyssa Patterson and Sadie Christensen had their chances buzzing around the net.
The Vernon U12 Storm went 2-1 in the Osoyoos tourney.
Sierra Lockhead pulled the hat trick as the Storm lost 9-7 to Coquitlam in Game 1. Chloe Scabar, Chayse Krause, Brooklyn Tardiff and Jasmine Horton chipped in singles. Goalie Shaila Austin made her debut.
The Storm then grounded Kelowna Renegades 7-4 behind three snipes from Krause, a deuce from Rhys Taylor-Hawes and singles from Lockhead and Astrid Beaty.
Vernon won 5-2 over the Kelowna Flash in their final game as goaltender Katrina Winstanley made several spectacular saves with the help of defensive veterans Miah Cohen and Shaila Austin.
The Vernon U16B Velocity earned a tie and suffered three tough losses in weekend play.
The Velocity tied 3-3 and lost 3-2 to the same Kelowna team.
Bryn Taylor-Hawes opened the scoring for Vernon in Saturday’s tie with a close-in deke of the Kelowna goalie. Miranda Chapple then scored on the rush after a sweet pass from Kinjal Koehler. Riley Marchand supplied the equalizer, unassisted, after stealing the ring in the Kelowna zone. Aleisha Smith was sharp in net for Vernon as the Kelowna team carried the advantage in shots on goal.
Winter Vanderveen and Sophie Granley had several scoring chances.
Taylor-Hawes again opened the scoring in Sunday’s game against Kelowna U1. Chapple scored the second goal finishing off a pass from Jillian Pipke. Assistant captain Ellen Campbell was a sparkplug throughout the weekend with hustle in both zones.
Chapple had her A game going against Shuswap U16B on Sunday afternoon notching Vernon’s two goals in a 6-2 loss. Taylor-Hawes, Georgia Lannon and Giselle Torres produced assists.
Vernon lost 8-2 to Kelowna U14As Saturday afternoon. Carly Newman scored her first of the season going top shelf, stick side. Chapple rounded out the Vernon scoring with a low shot on the stick side after taking a pass from Pipke.
The Vernon U10 Crushers skated to a 12-0 ambush of Salmon Arm Saturday in Enderby.
Kennedy Jackson and Devyn Hildebrand had three goals each, while Ally Hobenschield and Lucia Manton had two and Emily Gilman sniped one. Natasha Vienneau played shutdown defence and went end to end to finish off the scoring. Madison Edgar posted the shutout.
The Vernon U14 Ignite iced Westside 6-1, stuffed Salmon Arm 5-1 and ambushed Kelowna 13-0 with Kayla Summefelt earning the shutout.