Penticton teams hot in Fire on Ice tournament

Penticton Minor Hockey Association hosted a female Fire on Ice tournament.

KAIYA FORBES of the Penticton atom Ice Dragons Fix Auto team celebrates her goal against Surrey during the Penticton Minor Hockey Association Fire on Ice female tournament. Forbes' goal ensured a victory for the Ice Dragons

KAIYA FORBES of the Penticton atom Ice Dragons Fix Auto team celebrates her goal against Surrey during the Penticton Minor Hockey Association Fire on Ice female tournament. Forbes' goal ensured a victory for the Ice Dragons

Nineteen teams in four divisions battled on the ice during the Penticton Minor Hockey Association’s Fire on Ice tournament on the weekend.

The Vees midget rep team outlasted Williams Lake in a shootout after being tied 2-2 after five minutes of overtime. Faith Stark received most valuable player honours after she denied Williams Lake’s top three shooters to secure the win after Cedar Carter deked out the goalie.

The Vees have developed a bit of a rivalry with Williams Lake. In the past two years, Williams Lake has won most of the games. Along with the victory in the tournament, the Vees also defeated them in league action. The Vees started the tournament defeating Kelowna 6-0, but they lost Hannah Lund to injury. They lost to North Island 1-0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PENTICTON MIDGET Rep Vees, winners of the Fire on Ice tournament.

The Penticton peewee Peaches Lingerie Ice Dragons finished second after losing to the Richmond Ravens 4-3 in a rematch. The Ice Dragons rallied to make the visitors work for their win after losing the previous match 8-1.

“This was some of the best hockey I have ever seen. These girls played with heart and never gave up,” said team manager Whitney Leloup. Borja Moore played goal for the Ice Dragons, who opened with a 17-0 win over Merritt, then picked up another shutout, 10-0, over Tri-Cities on Saturday morning.

The Penticton midget rec Vees went 2-2  finishing with an 8-1 win over the Lumby Stars.

“I was pleased with the way the girls played all weekend, even in the games they lost,” said Vees coach Shawn Black. “They didn’t get outplayed in the losses, we just didn’t capitalize on our chances.”

The Vees opened on Nov. 25 with a 5-0 loss to Langley. Isabelle Landry and Rowan Knowles shared the crease duties. On Saturday, the Vees rolled past the Stars 6-0. Scoring for the Vees were Kaitlin Black with the hat trick, Cassidy Lindsay, Adrienne Beresford and Lena Madevon with a goal each.  Earning the shutuout were Knowles and Landry. The Vees bowed 3-1 to the Tri-Cities Predators after being tied 1-1 after two periods. Faith Fraser scored for the Vees.

In Sunday’s last match, Black led the Vees with a hat-trick, while Lindsay, Kirsten Faulkner, Madevon, Kylie Materi and Fraser scored. Faulkner’s tally was her first career goal.

In the atom division, the Penticton Firefighters won the tournament, while the novice Ice Dragons won all four games against Kelowna and Kamloops. The Firefighters opened to a scoreless tie against Penticton Fix Auto. They then defeated Surrey 2-1 and Kamloops 4-2. In the final against Penticton Fix Auto, the Firefighters won 4-1. Makayla Kenney was named the most valuable player.

“The girls showed terrific growth, worked hard, had fun and were great teammates,” said coach Jason Seddon.

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In other PMHA action, the bantam Murray GM Vees were in Kamloops and picked up two wins. Aaron Funk led the team with two goals in an opening 5-4 win. Carter White, Brennan Nelson and Matt Olsen also scored. In a rematch, the Vees defeated Kamloops 5-1. Funk again led with two goals, while Finn Halladay, White and Kieran Simpson scored. The Vees are second in the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association.

 

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