The Vernon Belles opened their ringette season Saturday with a 1-1 draw against the host Salmon Arm Belle A’s.
Salmon Arm opened the scoring in the first period in an intense game that featured 38 penalty minutes. Whitney Jacura potted the equalizer in the second half. Sarah Semph and Amy McKinney shared netminding duties.
The Belles fell 6-1 to Kelowna Sunday at Rutland Arena.
Vernon trailed 2-1 going into the second on a goal by Kim Wilson, assisted by Dinushi Fernando. However, Kelowna banked four unanswered goals to seal the win.
In Tween A action, the Vernon Rush struck gold at the Lonnie Krahn Ringette Tournament in Calgary.
In the championship game, Evangeline Koshure one-timed the winner in overtime to give Vernon a 4-3 win over the St. Albert Kaos.
The teams traded goals in regulation, with Saige Woodliffe (from Emma Carter), Shelby Conners and Alex Drury clicking for Vernon.
Vernon opened the tourney with a 5-2 decision over St. Albert Friday.
Despite being short four players (delayed because of an accident on the highway) and coming out slow, the Rush battled back on goals from Kendra Ostafie (4+1) and Woodliffe.
With a full roster, the Rush thumped Calgary NW Torque 5-1 in a penalty-filled match. Offence came from Ostafie (2+1), Woodliffe (2G), and Koshure.
Vernon completed an undefeated round-robin run with a 6-2 win over Calgary NW Titanium. Ostafie (3+1), Alyssa Racine (1+2), Woodliffe (1+1) and Drury handled the scoring in front of netminder Garrett Adams, who was great all weekend.
Marika Monroe and Abby Matsen supplied the offence as the Vernon Tween B Renegades bowed 8-2 to the Shuswap Tween A’s Saturday.
In a Tween B matchup Sunday, Vernon bowed 5-3 to West Kelowna.
Miranda Chapple, with a pair, and Makayla Vanderzwan scored in support of goalie Aleisha Smith.
The Vernon Voltage recorded a pair of impressive win at Salmon Arm Play Days last weekend, starting with a 6-2 win over Shuswap Black.
Bryn Taylor-Hawes paced the offence with a pair of goals, with Jaden Scott, Giselle Torres, Mackenzie Munroe and Grace Cornell adding singles. Emma Elders pitched in with a couple of assists and Levi Knopf and Scott each helped with an assist. Kalen Webster and Brooke Buller both played well in net, supported by some strong play from Amy Demetrick.
The Voltage zapped Shuswap White 11-2, with Elders collectiong the hat trick, and Scott a pair.
Kenzie Koshure, Knopf, Emma Lochhead, Webster, Carly Newman and Munroe chipped in with singles. Newman, Elders and Riley Marchand each pocketed two helpers.
Brooke Buller had a stellar performance in net to collect the win supported by strong defence from Riley Marchand.
The Vernon Rebels ambushed a pair of Shuswap teams at Play Days last weekend in Salmon Arm.
Alyssa Carter exploded for 5+1 in a 17-1 win over Shuswap White Saturday at Hucul Pond Arena.
Madison Fox (4+3), Abygayle Williamson (4+1) and Josey Nerling (2+2) also had big games. Katie Simpson (2A) and Hailey Quiring each had a goal.
Julie Francis, Katie Finlayson and Danika Bellamy added assists. Liam Van Wyk stood strong for the win.
Williamson posted 4+1 in a 12-6 win over Shuswap Black Sunday.
Carter (2+4), Fox (3+3) and Hailey Quiring (3+1) completed the attack in front of Van Wyk. Bellamy, Francis, Finlayson and Nerling counted assists.
The Vernon Orcas played to a 7-7 draw against Shuswap at Play Days.
Arianna Kositsin fired a hat trick, Logan Thoma netted a pair, and Brooklyn Young and Amber Lowe each added a single.
Rhys Taylor-Hawes pitched in with a couple of assists, with Thoma, Hillary Quiring, Kositsin and Lowe helping out with one each.
Sierra Lochhead played outstanding in net with strong defensive support from Chayse Krause.