Vernon Ice Breaker skater Willow White looks for the ring in league action against Westside. (Photo submitted)

Vernon ringette teams victorious

Four squads tune up for major tournament in Kelowna

Willow White had the Westside opponents feeling blue.

White scored her first hat trick of the season to help the Vernon U10 Ice Breakers beat the hosts 16-1 in recent Thompson Okanagan Ringette League play at West Kelowna’s Royal LePage Arena.

Fiona Penner, Ezra Toplov and Shenna Phelans each had hat tricks, Danika Vienneau dialed in a deuce while single goals went to Kaylee Mellors and Sienna Vanderlinde. Tanner Jackson gave up just the one goal in the Ice Breakers’ net.

Rhea O’Brien and Erica Williamson outmaneuvered the competition, Jordyn Torrens, Morgan Sindlinger and Reese Bailey did a great job intercepting passes and keeping the pressure on.

The Ice Breakers take part in the annual Kelowna Ringette Sweetheart tournament this weekend.

RELATED: Vernon ringette team tops in Calgary

Also taking part in the Sweetheart event is the Vernon Voltage U14 squad, which warmed up for the event by rallying from 2-0 down for a 6-4 win over the Kelowna Kryptonite.

Lauren Cook and Sam Shaw each scored twice for the Voltage while single markers went to Sierra Fernley and Brianna Visser. Alecia Hughes picked up the win in goal.

In U12 action the Vernon Thunder doubled their city rivals, the Vernon Lightning, 6-3 in a tuneup for the Sweetheart tourney.

Poppy O’Brien had a hat trick and one assist for the Thunder. Hannah Connolly and Kiera Braddick had 1+1 with Makenna Pilon rounding out the scoring. Deelah Arnold had two helpers and played a strong game on defence while Jasmine Lemke and Emily Loose each had an assist.

For the Lightning, Lucia Manton and Avery Smith had 1+1, Kate Holmes had the other goal while Cali Fossum added an assist. Ebony Patrick took the win in net, Kassidy Peterson was in net for the Lightning.

In three games this season, each team has a win and a loss, and the other game was a draw.



roger@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Annual Nk’maplqs Challenge Cup returns easter weekend

The goal of the Vernon-based event is to revitalize the game and the tradition of an all-native hockey tournament in the Interior.

Peeling away: OK strip clubs disappearing

Hear from Penticton’s only strip club owner about their success in a dying industry

Schnare’s Massive Egg Hunt returns

The annual egg hunt takes place Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. - noon at 659 Commonage Road in Vernon.

Vernon-raised BC Was Awesome producer returns home for filming of episode

The topic of this Vernon-featured episode has not yet been revealed.

DJ to showcase electronic music in Vernon

“Vernon basically has no EDM scene going strong at the moment. My mission is to change that.”

FOODIE FRIDAY: Brodo Kitchen makes special poutine

Brodo Kitchen features homemade comfort food and a spin on Gnocchi, transformed into poutine

B.C. RCMP receive application for Police Cat Services

RCMP announced the launch of the Police Cat Services unit as an April fools joke

Traffic flagger ‘pushed’ by vehicle in Osoyoos on April 18

Aimee Attig is looking for witnesses of the incident that took place on Highway 3 near the AG Foods

Shuswap dancer stays across street from Penticton shooting day after Salmon Arm tragedy

Dancers come for festival, put in lockdown in rec centre, watch police response from Airbnb window

Kirkland Signature veggie burgers recalled due to possible metal fragments

Recalled products came in 1.7 kg packages with a best before date of Apr. 23, 2019

Chaos at the ferry terminal for people heading from Vancouver to the Island

Easter crowds create backlog at Tsawwassen ferry terminal

COLUMN: Bunnies, sexuality and the freedom to read

A book about a gay bunny has been the subject of challenges

Parents of 13 who tortured children get life after hearing victims

One of their daughters fled their home and pleaded for help to a 911 operator

Storytelling preserves Secwepemc culture, history in Shuswap

Neskonlith councillor Louis Thomas to share his craft at Word on the Lake Writers’ Fest in Salmon Arm

Most Read