Matthew Verboon stickhandles his way up the ice as Mallory Puddifant checks him. (Kayleigh Seibel/Salmon Arm Observer)

Charity ringette game with Silverbacks raises over $2,000

Salmon Arm Silverbacks played Shuswap Open A Chix to benefit cancer research

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks laced up their skates for an on-ice game that was a little different from what they are used to.

On Sunday, Feb. 17, the ‘Backs had to learn the finer points of maneuvering the rubber ring with the bladeless stick as they took on the Shuswap Open A Chix in a charity ringette game.

Admission to the afternoon game at the Shaw Centre’s spectator arena was by donation benefiting cancer research. The game raised $2,309.

Related:Shuswap ringette team to take on Silverbacks hockey team for charity

Related:Shuswap Chix ringette team takes home gold from West Coast Classic

When the announcer asked who was cheering for the Ringette team over the Silverbacks, the audience made it clear they were pulling for the ringette girls.

Despite having the crowd on their side, the Ringette team could not match the Silverbacks’ size, speed and strength, coming up short 3-2.

Cathy Lipsett said the ‘Backs were fast learners, and although they kept only one hand on their sticks when skating up the ice, making them easy to check, they successfully stopped the Chix from crashing the net and their goalie did a great job reading cross-crease passes.

“It was fun and the boys were good sports; we would love to see this as an annual event, but that will have to be worked out next season,” Lipsett said.


@SalmonArm
jim.elliot@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Chances Gaming Centre evacuated due to ‘security issue’

Patrons were evacuated at approximately 8:45 p.m.

Salmon Arm pharmacies continue to experience flu vaccine shortage

One pharmacy has privately sourced vaccine in stock, available for purchase

Best in business: North-Okanagan Shuswap companies named top 10 semi-finalists

Small businesses from Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna compete for top spot

White Lake firefighters go beyond call of duty with construction project

Storage shed built for sports equipment in South Shuswap park

Opening date for popular North Shuswap outdoor ice rink delayed

Warmer temperatures have pushed back the openings of several rinks in the region

VIDEO: Success of wildlife corridors in Banff National Park has advocates wanting more

Demand for more highway protection escalated after seven elk were killed by a semi-trailer near Canmore

Column: Kid’s growing up fast on Old Town Road

In Plain View by Lachlan Labere

Old Christmas card has ties to Summerland agriculture

Card was sent by former director of Summerland Research Station

Sharks beat Canucks 4-2 to snap 6-game skid

Vancouver visits Vegas on Sunday

Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup

The Canadians in attendance made sure their team and flag were honoured on the podium

Frosty will have to pay rent to stay on Okanagan sidewalk next Christmas

Vernon Teach and Learn allowed to keep Frosty up, but will need a permit come January 1

Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays

First-in-Canada program with Amazon looks to combat parcel theft

WATCH: Fire destroys Big White Ski Resort chalet

Social media eulogies peg the property, nicknamed “The Pharamacy,” as both loved and hated

Conservation officers on the hunt for North Okanagan moose poachers

Officers execute search warrant Friday morning, investigation continues

Most Read