RHA Kelowna Wins Third Straight Female U18 Prep Western Championship

For the third straight year RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna has captured the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) Western Championship.

Having gone 28-2-0 and finishing the regular season on top, RHA Kelowna defeated Shawnigan Lake School 5-1 in a rematch of last year’s Championship Final.

Emery Twardochleb opened the scoring late in the first period as RHA Kelowna grabbed the lead and didn’t look back. Sage Babey added to the lead 1:16 into the second before a Gracie Graham power play marker put her team ahead 3-0 late in the second.

Morgan Jackson got Shawnigan on the board early in the third with a power play goal of her own. But Chloe Primerano, who set the points record at a single Female U18 Prep Championship with 19, scored just minutes later before adding a goal late in the period to secure the 5-1 win.

Farah Walker (17/18) made 17 saves in net for the win while Alexandra Nelson (31/36) faced 36 shots in the loss.

Under the guidance of head coach Kris Hogg, this was RHA Kelowna’s third straight CSSHL Female U18 Prep Championship, and fifth overall. RHA Kelowna has captured one other CSSHL Championship in the U15 Prep division in 2017.