Female Rockets finished at Mac's
The Thompson-Okanagan Rockets dropped a 5-0 decision to the Grande Prairie Storm in their final game to finish with a 1-2-1 record in the female portion of the Mac's midget 3A hockey tournament in Calgary.
The Rockets, who are in fourth place in the B.C. Female Midget 3A Hockey League with a 5-7-4 record, stayed close to the Alberta representatives for two periods, but gave up four goals in the final frame.
Goalie Rachel Fontinha faced 33 Grande Prairie shots, while her teammates managed just 10 shots.
In their previous game on Saturday, the Rockets played the Melville Prairie Fire to a 3-3 deadlock at the Max Bell Centre.
Breanna Berndsen of Kelowna, Sarah Botter of Salmon Arm and Colby Williams of Princeton scored for T.O., while goaltender Jaime Sedore of Salmon Arm stopped 18 of 21 Melville shots.
A goal by Theresa Lenkart with 3:40 remaining in the game lifted Melville to the tie.
Two days earlier, the Rockets earned their only victory of the tournament, beating the Calgary Flyers 4-1.
Berndsen, Williams, Stephanie Strymecki of Kelowna and Jordan Finnin all scored in the first period for the winners.
The Rockets opened the tournament with a 6-1 loss to the Westman Wildcats of Brandon. Defenceman Rebecca Blinkhorn of Lake Country was the lone scorer in a losing cause.
Junior KSS girls win three of four
Ranked eighth going into a junior girls tournament in Langley just before the holiday break, the Kelowna Owls could find themselves moving up a rung or two.
The Owls won three of four games at the Super Saturday event that involved 10 teams playing a round-robin format.
Included in their victories was a 55-40 decision over the No. 6-ranked Brookswood Bobcats of Langley.
Hannah Friesen led the charge with 31 points for the Kelowna Secondary School juniors, while Paige Briscoe contributed four steals and seven assists.
KSS followed up by downing Little Flower Academy of Vancouver 35-18. It was Friesen again leading the way with 16 points, while Maggy Corrado hit for a pair of three-pointers.
A third Owls win (56-21) came at the expense of the York House Tigers of Vancouver.
Friesen's 16 points topped the list of KSS scorers, while Selma Kusterica added 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Charmaine Raiva chipped in with 10 points and five steals.
The Owls' only loss was a 49-27 decision to the province's top-ranked W.J. Mouat Hawks of Abbotsford.
Three more events are on the season agenda for the Black and Gold. They'll play one in Penticton, another at Riverside in Port Coquitlam and third at Immaculata, Jan. 31-Feb. 1.