Members of the female girls hockey team that will be representing Penticton at the International Children’s Winter Games, held in Lake Placid Jan. 6 to 11. Kristi Patton/Western News

Okanagan teams set to battle at International Children’s Games

Penticton female hockey team has one win and two losses so far

The Penticton Minor Hockey Association female hockey team has one win and two losses so far at the International Children’s Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York.

Penticton was blanked 8-0 by the U.S. team (Twinsburg) in their opening game on Tuesday. They rebounded to have a strong outing against Akureyi, Iceland later that day — defeating them 5-1.

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Maddisen Fulton kicked off scoring for Penticton in the first period, with the teams skating off knotted 1-1. However, Penticton dominated the rest of the game. Gabriella Lindsay and Kyleigh Turnbull both scored in the second period to make it 3-1 for Penticton as they headed into the final frame. Lindsay netted her second goal of the game in third period and Patience Wittenberg also got on the board. Penticton goalie Sheila McCurdy stopped 10 shots to earn the win.

On Wednesday morning the host team, Lake Placid, and Penticton held eachother off the scoreboard in the first period. It was a burst of four goals by Lake Placid in the second period that changed the tide. Lake Placid scored one more in the third period to earn the 5-0 win in the preliminary round.

Penticton will next meet Kelowna on Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. (EST).

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