Vernon Rush uncover gold in Calgary

The Vernon North Enderby Timber Rush struck Tween ringette gold at a tournament last weekend in Calgary.

The Vernon North Enderby Timber Rush struck Tween ringette gold at a tournament last weekend in Calgary.

Abby Williamson and Courtney Bacon each supplied a pair of goals as Vernon grounded South Calgary 5-3 in the championship final. Ashley Saunders fired the Rush’s other snipe, while Alyssa Carter and Amy Demetrick each earned assists.

Netminder Caenen Wisse was stellar all weekend, starting with Vernon’s 9-1 tourney-opening win over Alberta’s Indus Lightning.

Williamson (3+1), Bacon (2+1), Carter, Grace Cornell and Kalen Webster rounded out the attack. Assists came from Demetrick, Saunders and Julie Francis.

Bacon sizzled for 2+1 and Carter canned 1+3 as the Rush toppled South Calgary 5-3 Saturday. Williamson and Hailey Quiring added singles, and Cornell an assist.

Carter exploded for four goals as Vernon doubled Cochrane 10-5 that night. Williamson (2+2), Bacon (2+1), Quiring and Demetrick contributed offence. Cornell bagged two helpers.

In Petite action at Salmon Arm Playdays, the Vernon Flare swept a pair of weekend tilts, icing host Salmon Arm 6-0 before slamming Kelowna 6-1.

Kaila Summerfelt earned the shutout against Salmon Arm, while Kristin Ho sniped hat tricks in both games. Alassa Johnson and Abby Sveistrup each pocketed a goal and assist, and Jasmine Horton and Sam Shaw each had singles. Brynn Korol contributed four assists.

The Vernon Voltage (U12) recorded a tie and a win at Playdays, starting with a barn-burning 10-10 draw with Kelowna.

Sierra Lochhead pumped in five goals, with Mackenzie Gilman and Tristen Dewitt chipping in two apiece and Chayse Kraus netting a single.

Hannah McMorran led the Voltage with three goals in a 6-2 win over Westside, a pair coming from Lochhead and a single from Chayse Kraus.

Katrina Winstanley played great in goal, aided with strong defence by Astrid Beaty, Shaila Austin and Rhys Taylor-Hawes.

The Vernon Strikers picked up a pair of Novice wins in Salmon Arm, opening with a 11-3 decision of Kelowna.

Backed by solid netminding from Sasha Austin, Vernon got big-time games from Sydney Lewis and Alecia Hughes, each with hat tricks. The offence continued with Aimee Skinner and Caryss Hill each scoring twice, and Lauren Cooke once. Assists came from Ally Hobenschield (4), Emily  Gilman (2) and Madison  Edgar. Sierra  Fernley defended Vernon’s zone well.

In the second game, the Strikers ousted a second Kelowna team 10-4.

Brianna Visser and Victoria Schultz each dialed up two goals, and Tegan Schober and Hughes fired singles. Fernley buried a laser backhand to wrap up the scoring.

The Vernon Belles won their home opener 5-2 on Sunday.

Starting off the scoring was Dayce Knopf, followed by Carly Alexander, Shelby Fisher, Brenna Beck and Ashleigh Cohen.  Drawing assists were Katelyn Paulin, Jocelyn Jones and Baily Williamson.

The Bells got strong goaltending by Emily Olds.