The Salmon Arm midget A female Silvertips, sponsored by Armstrong Co-op, won their second game of the season last Saturday in Sicamous.
Brooke Miller, from Salmon Arm, opened up the scoring for the ’Tips midway through the first period.
Miller scored on a one-timer, thanks to a great cross ice pass by Sam Maric from Vernon.
Penticton cancelled out Salmon Arm’s first goal, tying the game only a minute later, scoring on a rebound that beat the ’Tips goalie Bailey Berndt from Enderby.
Salmon Arm took the lead for the second time in the game, in the middle frame on a goal by Cailee Bauml from Vernon.
Bauml received a pass from Taylor Vandale, from Vernon, skated down the wing, worked her way around a Penticton defender, and went in one-on-one with Penticton’s goalie, scoring top shelf.
A minute later, Bauml made an identical play, again being set up by Vandale, and rushing down the boards, but this time was stopped by the Penticton goaltender.
Emily Clarke, from Vernon, collected the loose puck and scored on the rebound, giving the Silvertips some insurance and a 3-1 lead.
The Silvertips ran into penalty trouble in the third period and surrendered their two-goal lead, giving up a single power-play goal.
Salmon Arm came under heavy pressure by Penticton, but Catlyn Marshall, from Armstrong, and Makenna Southam, from Vernon, stood their ground on the blue line, and were able to help preserve the 3-2 win.
The Silvertips now hold a 2-5-1 record in a challenging division.
Their next action is in Kamloops this weekend as they will play in the midget division of the Four Nations Cup.