Vernon Invaders spook Kelowna

Nixon Wenger Invaders earn second win of season with 5-3 decision over Kelowna in Tween C ringette play.

Miranda Blatny set them up, Marika Monroe fired them home.

The Vernon Nixon Wegner Vernon Invaders linemates clicked for three goals as the Tween C ringette team collected its second win of the season, a 5-3 decision over Kelowna on Saturday.

Ava Haldane, supported by Natalie Ethier’s first-ever assist, and Ashleigh Cohen, assisted by Ava Haldane, completed the Invader offence. Tamara Nicol, Chelsea Landry and Ava Cornell were stellar on defence, while Marisa Johnson, Mackenzie Monroe and Evan Koshure looked good up front.

In Novice action, the short-manned North Enderby Timber Flames fell 9-6 to host Kelowna after a hard-fought battle Saturday at the Capital News Centre.

With only six skaters, the team played its best game of the season, with Julie Francis leading the Vernon attack with two goals and a helper. Emma Lochhead (1+3), Ashly Shwaluk, Brynn Korol and Katie Finlayson also scored. Sierra Lochhead added strong defence in front of Kaila Summerfelt, who played another impressive game in net.

In other Novice play, the Interior Savings Blue Lightning zapped West Kelowna 10-3 Sunday at Jim Lind Arena.

Jaden Scott and Emma Elders each scored three times for the Bolts, who got a deuce from Kenzie Kosure and singles by Grace Cornell and Liam Van Wyk, who recorded a first-half shutout.

Danika Bellamy bounced a shot off the crossbar, and Jessie Campbell played well in net in the second half.

The Five Star Awards Vikings ended their Petite season with weekend split, icing Kelowna #1 8-5  Saturday night in Armstrong, and falling 10-8 to the undefeated Kelowna Hearts.

Kalen Webster, Evan Koshure, Rylie Marchand and Aly Carter all collected deuces in the win, with assists coming from Emma Carter, Hailey Quiring, and Bryn Taylor-Hawes.

The Vikes led for most of the game against the Hearts, but sputtered late.

Emma Carter sniped four goals and added an assist, while Koshure had a pair and Taylor-Hawes and Marchand each had singles. Quiring had one assist and Josey Nerling and Giselle Torres played great defence in support of netminder Caenen Wisse.

The Shooting Stars bowed 11-5 to Kelowna #2 in Bunny action Sunday in Rutland.

Chayse Krause and Paige Neufeld, each with a pair, and a single by Mackenzie Gilman handled the Stars’ offence.

Gilman, Makenna Jackson and Sierra Lochhead contributed assists. The Stars had great defensive efforts made by William Erickson, Madison Edgar and Brooklyn Tardiff.