The Kelowna Rage won the U14A title at the B.C. ringette championships. - Image credit: Contributed

The Kelowna Rage won the U14A title at the B.C. ringette championships. - Image credit: Contributed

B.C. hardware for Kelowna ringette teams

Kelowna’s U14A and U16A teams win gold in Surrey

Four teams from Kelowna returned home this month with medals from the Ringette B.C. provincial championships.

The Kelowna U14A Rage and Kelowna U16A Elite each earned gold medals at the B.C. finals, March 3-5 in Surrey.

The Rage went undefeated through the round robin, defeating Vancouver (5-4), Delta (4-3) and Burnaby-New Westminster (5-2), along with tying Coquitlam Moody 7-7.

In the championship game against Coquitlam Moody, team captain Nigella Russell scored at 15 seconds of overtime to send Kelowna to a 2-1 win.

The Rage will soon hang their B.C. championship banner at Rutland Arena.

The U14A girls are coached by Wayne Wong and Kelley Taylor, while the Team Mama is Lesley Driscoll.

In the U16A final in Surrey, the Kelowna Elite defeated Delta 5-3 to win gold.

Kelowna now advances to the Western Canadian Ringette Championships, March 22 to 25 in Winnipeg.

In the U19A division, the Kelowna Heat captured the silver medal. Kelowna reached the final where they lost a close one, 7-6 to Richmond.

Provincial B finals…

The Westside Ringette Association’s U19 team captured the gold medal last weekend in Coquitlam Ringette B.C. provincial B championship. The Westside squad defeated Prince George 3-2 in overtime in the final. Westside also won the True Sport award for fair play.

The Kelowna Adrenaline captured the silver medal in the U16B division. The Adrenaline reached the final before losing 7-2 to Houston.