Female hockey: Box leads Thompson-Okanagan to blowout win

The BC Winter Games got underway on Thursday afternoon with a pair of female hockey games at the Mission Leisure Centre.

Richmond native Courtney Vorster (7) of the Fraser River Delta female hockey team unleashes a shot during BC Winter Games action at the Mission Leisure Centre on Thursday, as Madeline Friesen (12) of the Vancouver Squamish squad hustles to catch up.

Richmond native Courtney Vorster (7) of the Fraser River Delta female hockey team unleashes a shot during BC Winter Games action at the Mission Leisure Centre on Thursday, as Madeline Friesen (12) of the Vancouver Squamish squad hustles to catch up.

The BC Winter Games got an early start on Thursday afternoon with a pair of female hockey games at the Mission Leisure Centre, and it was the Thompson-Okanagan Zone 2 squad serving notice to the rest of the field that they’re a team to be reckoned with.

Thompson-Okanagan blew out the North West Zone 7 team 11-1, behind a five-point explosion (two goals, three assists) from Coldstream native Molly Box. Katelynn Merritt, Allison Borrow, Ts’setkwu Dunstan-Foottit, Makenna Southam, Mairyn Tucker, Jenna Fletcher and Anna Morrish added singles.

The first game of the day was a defensive battle between Fraser River Delta and Vancouver Squamish, and it ended in a scoreless tie.

The female hockey tournament resumes on Friday morning at the Mission Leisure Centre.

Mission City Record

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