Morning Star Staff
Tenacious checking and several big saves by Katrina Winstanley in the second half were the keys as the Vernon Voltage zapped Kelowna 10-5 in Under 12 ringette action Sunday at Priest Valley Arena.
Sierra Lochhead pulled the hat trick, while Chayse Krause scored a pair of early goals to keep the Voltage in the game after a quick start by Kelowna. Hannah McMorran also scored a deuce, with singles coming from Tara Charlton, Shaila Austin and Mackenzie Gilman.
Rhys Taylor-Hawes turned in her usual stellar work on defence as the Voltage scored seven times in the second half.
Vernon U10 Strikers were on fire as they iced Salmon Arm 13-6 Saturday at PV Arena.
The Strikers got goals from Aimee Skinner, Brianna Visser, Sydney Lewis and Caryss Hill to take the early lead. Visser scored again and Lauren Cooke sped in and slid one under the goaltender to take a 6-2 lead at the half.
Salmon Arm clawed back into the mix before Skinner and Lewis each potted two more goals, assisted by Madison Edgar and Emily Gilman. Caryss Hill (4A) was strong all over the ice making excellent passes to allow both Victoria Schultz and Alecia Hughes to convert.
With a feed from Taylor Stewart (1+1), Rebekah Kempner buried her first goal of the season and helped the Novice Ice Rockets down the Westside Wildfire 12-1.
Kristen Francks (1+1) converted a beautiful drop pass from teammate Makenna Jackson (3+2) to open the scoring early and went on to snipe two more for a first-period hatty.
Allie Petty controlled the neutral zone, feeding Hillary Quiring (3+2) and Sadie Christensen who rounded off the Rocket offence. Sophie Bilodeau had one helper. The White Sisters (Verity and Zion), Kennedy Jackson and Jordan Tung played solid defence in support of Amelia Johnson, who picked up her first win of the season.
The U12 Vernon Flare tied the Kelowna Jr. Chiefs 5-5 in a seesaw affair.
Kristin Ho collected 4+1, while Abby Sveistrup contributed a single off a rebound. Alassa Johnson, Jasmine Horton, and Samantha Shaw recorded assists.
Chloe Scabar, Miah Cohen and Brynn Korol provided bold defence in front of Kaila Summerfelt.
After two big wins last week, the Vernon Belle Raid came out flat on Saturday, dropping their first game of the weekend, 6-0, against Kelowna U16 A at PV.
The Raid once again got strong goaltending from Emily Olds, but were unable to break out of their own zone or generate any offence.
On Sunday, the Raid were in Rutland to face the Kelowna 18+ Masters and put in a solid effort in a 5-2 loss.
The Masters went up 2-0 by midway through the first period before Ashleigh Cohen went top shelf on a backhand to cut the lead in half at the break.
Kelowna added two more in the second before Katelyn Paulin scored for Vernon to make things interesting, but the more experienced Masters pushed back and added a late goal.