Ringette: Okanagan girls team wins 8-1 over Cariboo

In Abbotsford, the Thompson-Okanagan squad rebounded from a shaky first start and took control of the game...

Thompson-Okanagan (Red) and the Cariboo (Blue) do battle in ringette action

Thompson-Okanagan (Red) and the Cariboo (Blue) do battle in ringette action

by Taylor Campbell

Grade 11, Robert Bateman Secondary School


The Okanagan girl’s ringette team showed off their best skills against Cariboo on Saturday, ending the game with an 8-1 win at MRC in Abbotsford.

The first period was a shaky start for the Okanagan, but they regrouped and came back in the second period, working hard and producing great results. The Zone 2 (Okanagan) team’s coach, Coach Ken, was involved in the last two BC Winter Games and decided to help out again this year because of his qualifications.

A player from the team, forward Brynn Low says that before a game she “gets pretty nervous, it’s intense and there is a lot of pressure.”

Another competitor, Kendra Ostiphee has been playing ringette for 11 years and started playing because her sister and her friends were involved in the sport.

Kendra “likes coming to the rink everyday and hanging with (her) friends” and looks forward to playing ringette more in the future.

The Okanagan team was very excited with their win against Cariboo, and said they felt proud of their team effort.