South Coast Women's Hockey League
Week 17: Vibe moving to the top

Earning five of a possible six points, the Kamloops Vibe have made it a three-way race for first place in the South Coast Women’s Hockey League.
The Vibe started a three-game road trip to the Lower Mainland with a 2-2 tie with the Island Surge Friday night. They then defeated the Richmond Devils 1-0 Saturday evening and stopped the Surge 4-1 in a rematch Sunday morning.
Surge goalie Melinda Choy helped her team earn a point in Friday’s game at Planet Ice – Delta, stopping 37 of 39 shots while teammate Katrina Hawkins scored a pair of goals. Rochelle Smith and Melissa Brunn tallied for Kamloops, which outshot the Surge 39-16.
Saturday night at the Richmond Ice Centre, the Vibe got a goal from Jenna Ormondy and an 18-save shutout from Ashley Fisher in a 1-0 victory over the Devils at the Richmond Ice Centre.
Against the Surge Sunday, again at Planet Ice – Delta, Kamloops trailed 1-0 after one period as Alisha Choy scored to put the Island in the lead. 
Smith tied the game for the Vibe in the second period, sending the two sides into the final frame deadlocked 1-1.
Catriona Young, Smith and Ormondy scored unanswered goals for Kamloops in the third period. 
The Vibe are now tied with the defending-champion Fraser Valley Jets for second place, two points behind the Meadow Ridge Moose. Kamloops has played one less game than their two rivals.
The Moose earned their league-leading 14th win of the season with a 3-1 win over the Devils Friday night at the Langley Sportsplex.
Kylie Klassen, Emily Jude and Madeline Cockrill scored for Meadow Ridge, with Jodie Wong netting a powerplay goal for Richmond.
The Jets lost a chance to move into a tie for top spot Sunday morning, falling 3-2 to the TWU Spartans at the Langley Events Centre.
Megan Taylor and Mackenzie Semenchuk gave the Spartans a 2-0 lead after one period, and advantage they wouldn’t give up.
Rachelle McLaughlin got the Jets on the scoreboard in the second period, but Adrienne Duguay restored the two-goal lead for TWU before the second intermission.
McLaughlin added her second goal of the game in the third period, but Fraser Valley couldn’t get a tying goal and lost for just the fourth time this season.
The Spartans also had a 2-0 lead early in a game Saturday at the LEC against the Surge, but the Island rallied for a 2-2 draw.
Duguay assisted on a goal by Emily Johnston, then scored herself to give TWU the lead. The Surge responded on goals by Alisha Choy and Mary Claire Geneau.


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