The Kamloops Vibe travelled to Richmond this past weekend for the Provincial Championships, sweeping the tournament with four wins and bringing home the Provincial Championship Banner.
The weekend got under way for the Vibe on Friday evening with a 2-1 victory over the second place South Fraser TNT. After a scoreless first period Jackie Sollis gave Kamloops the lead late in the second assisted by Amber Gudmundson. Midway through the third the TNT tied the game only to have Kacey Seymour get the game winner three minutes later with Sollis assisting. The Vibe killed a five on three penalty with four minutes left in the game to preserve the win. Shots for the game were 25-21 for the Vibe.
The team was back on the ice at noon Saturday to take on the Fraser Valley Jets. The Vibe completely dominated the Jets' two best players for the 5-0 win. The Vibe got pairs of goals from Melissa Brunn and Alyssa Reid and a single from Sollis. Emily Edmundson got three assists with Gaylene Scott adding another. This was the teams 13th shut-out and Ashley Fisher's 12th of the season. Shots were 31-18 for Kamloops. Both the Devils and Vibe were top in their respective pools and by-passed the quarter finals directly to the semi-finals on Sunday.
The Sunday morning semi-final was a re-match with the Jets. With less than a minute remaining in the opening period Kacey Seymour put the Vibe up by one on an assist from Cat Young. Edmundson added another less that a minute into the second, assist from Brunn. The Jets got to within a goal midway through the period, but Sylvia Traversa added an insurance marker on assists from Alana Parker and Bianca Olsen. The Vibe out-shot the Jets by a 33-14 margin. This win puts the Vibe into the gold medal game.
The TNT defeated the Devils 1-0 in the other semi-final to set up another re-match for the Vibe in the gold game. After a scoreless first period Alana Parker scored the only goal of the game less than two minutes into the second. Parker was assisted by Traversa and Scott. The Vibe held on to take the gold medal, the Provincial banner, and earn their second shut-out of the tourney. Shots were 32-31 in favor of the Vibe.
Scoring this weekend:
Emily Edmundson 1G 3A
Melissa Brunn 2G 1A
Jackie Sollis 2G 1A
Alyssa Reid 2G
Kacey Seymour 2G
Alana Parker 1G 1A
Sylvia Traversa 1G 1A
Gaylene Scott 2A
Cat Young 1A
Bianca Olson 1A
Amber Gudmundson 1A
The Vibe finish the season with a 18-5-7 record with 14 shut-out wins. Rochelle Smith finished third in the scoring race with 19 goals and 12 assists. Ashley Fisher was the top goalie with 13 shut-outs and a .961 save %.
The Kamloops Vibe would like to thank everyone for their continued support, and for making this another successful year.
Ashley Fisher was named second star for week 22, stopping 52 of 54 shots for a .963 saves percentage. This is her fourth time this season for being selected for a 'three star'. Rochelle Smith has also received four stars this year with singles from Emily Edmundson, Cat Young and Alana Parker. The Vibe are off to Provincials with a game Friday against the TNT and Saturday against the Jets. The Vibe have head to head records of 1-1-2 and -1 against the TNT and 3-0-1 and +13 with the Jets this season.
The Kamloops Vibe played their final league games this weekend in front of home town fans taking three of a possible four points from the first place South Fraser TNT.
The weekend started Saturday morning at McArthur Island. The TNT got on the board first with 6:03 left in the opening period on a power play goal. Alyssa Reid tied the game for the Vibe with 3:32 remaining in the second, Kathleen McDonald with the assist. Shots for the game were 38-29 for the Vibe
The teams returned to the Sandman Center for the rematch Sunday morning. Kacey Seymour opened scoring on a power-play just four minutes into the game to put Kamloops up by a goal. Assist to Reid. After the teams skated through a scoreless second the TNT tied the game on another power-play at the start of the third. Midway through the period McDonald netted the game winner, assisted by Courtney Morice. Kamloops out-shot the TNT by a 41 to 25 margin.
Kamloops will finish in third place this year, with a 14-5-7 record, behind the TNT and the Richmond Devils. The Provincial Championships will start on March 23 in Richmond, with the Vibe's first games on Friday March 24, 8:30pm and Saturday March 25, 12:00pm at the Richmond Ice Centre.
After a lengthy four weeks off the ice the Kamloops Vibe returned to the rink abit rusty for a pair of home games this past weekend.
After a scoreless first period, Saturday morning, the Meadow Ridge Moose scored a single in the second and a pair in the third for the 3-0 win.
Sunday morning Kamloops regrouped for the rematch. After two end to end scoreless periods Bianca Olsen scored the eventual winner 30 seconds into the third on an assist from Rochelle Smith. With three minutes left Smith got the insurance goal, assists to Alyssa Reid and Melissa Brunn. Cat Young rounded out the scoring, unassisted, with five seconds on the clock. Ashley Fisher stopped 27 shots for her 11th shutout of the season.
The Vibe remain in second place with 32 points, behind the Richmond Devils and South Fraser TNT with 37 points each.
The TNT are up next for the Vibe's final games of the regular season, this coming weekend, March 11, at 11:00am, at the Olympic Arena and March 12, 11:00am at Sandman Centre.
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