September 20, 1998
TORL Debs vs. TORL Juniors
Score: Debs 6 - Juniors 5
The Thompson Okanagan Ringette League's Deb and Junior All-Star teams opened the 1998/99 season with a game against each other. The Debs came out with a 6-5 decision over the Juniors.
Eight out of nine players hit the scoresheet (except the goalie) for the Debs. Scoring came from Sarah Braddick (Vernon) with a hat trick and one assist, Michelle Parkin (Penticton) with a goal and an assist, Michelle Caban (Kelowna) with a goal and an assist, Jane Higgins (Vernon) with a goal, Sherry Higgins (Vernon) with two assists, Kristina Petiteclerc (Enderby) with two assists, Jessica McLachlan (Vernon) with two assits, and Tracey Schmidt (Vernon) with an assist. Playing an outstanding game in goal was Sherri Weeks (Vernon).
Scoring for the Juniors were ? Richdale (?) with two goals and an assist, ? Robbins (?) with a goal and two assists, ? Vian (?) with a goal and an assist, and ? Osachuck (?) with a goal. Sharing the duties in goal were Crystal ? (Enderby) and Marina ? (Westside).
The TORL league is fortunate to have three All-Star teams this season. The Debs (ages 16-23) and the Juniors (ages 14-15) we've already talked about. This year a Tween division has been added to the nationals and TORL has iced the first Tween AA team in the valley. All three teams will play a three game mini tournament in Enderby later this season against the Lower Mainland for the right to represent BC at the Canadian National Championships in Halifax.
Fundraising will be ongoing throughout the season to offset ice, eqipment and travel costs. The teams are planning on entering the Golden Ring tournament in Calgary to play against some of the other all-star teams from accross Canada.
If you would like to help out in support of either of the teams it would be appreciated. Information and contacts will be posted at a later date.
Good luck to all of the teams this season.