Sun Valley Sunsets women’s ice hockey players debuted their 2010-11 season Oct. 22-23 at the Fall Harvest Classic tournament in Boise. Also competing was the Five Star Kitchen Design squad from Ketchum.
The Sunsets went 1-2 in their three “A Division” games, splitting decisions in two shootouts.
Friday, the Boise Herricanes U-19 defeated the Sunsets 4-3 in a shootout. Saturday morning, Wendy Speth and Sarah Benson tallied shootout goals helping the Sunsets get past Jackson Hole (Wyo.) Teton Passers by a 3-2 score. Later Saturday the Herricanes edged Sun Valley 5-3 at Boise Ice World.
Scoring: Wendy Speth 2 goals/3 assists; Anna Schimelpfenig of Boise 2/3; Lucy Chubb 3/0; Sarah Benson 2/0; Casey Kelly 0/1; Edith Iler 0/1; Tizz Miller 0/1; and Michele Hampton 0/1. Others were Nicole Altese, Merri Whitehead, Julie Bell, Jen Embree, Christine Davis-Jeffers and goalie Kirstin Weldin from Boise.
Meanwhile, Five Star went 1-1-1 for third place in the six-team “B Division.” Coach Nicole Perkins honored Lisa Wood and Jeannie Kiel as Most Valuable Players for their improvement over the weekend.
Five Star defeated Boise Wildfire 3-0, lost 8-4 to Salt Lake Black Diamonds and tied the Wildfire 1-1.
Weekend scoring: Annie O’Sullivan 3 goals/0 assists; Lisa Wood 2/2; Sara Schroeder 2/0; Lacie Hernandez 0/2; Jini Griffith 1/0; Jeannie Kiel 0/1; Dotty Sarchett 0/1; Nancy Parsons-Brown 0/1; and Laci Watkins 0/1. Others were Tess O’Sullivan Fryberger, Tristan Gralenski and goalie Danae Commons.
The Sun Valley women’s tourney is Nov. 12-14.
Boise Wildfire skater
Former Sun Valley Youth Hockey star Ashley Hesteness, 18, is playing for the Boise Wildfire this season.
Last weekend, she played in the Boise Fall Harvest Classic where Hesteness helped the Wildfire plow through the loser bracket to reach the championship game. In five games Hesteness had six goals and five assists including a three-goal hat trick.
Hesteness (27 goals) captained the Sun Valley U-19 girls’ team to its second consecutive state hockey tournament championship last winter.