By Medicine Hat News on January 25, 2017.
Medicine Hat News
They’ve been lights-out in league play all season, but clinching first place on home ice was still sweet for the Medicine Hat Avalanche ringette team.
The under-19 club handled the Calgary Rush Sunday at the Kinplex to the tune of a 13-3 score, then a 10-0 shutout in the back end of the doubleheader.
The wins gave the Avs a 13-1 record in the Calgary Ringette League, eight points ahead of second-place Strathmore with two games left to play.
The league doesn’t have any playoffs for out-of-Calgary teams, so Medicine Hat will focus on provincial playdowns later this year.
In the opener Sunday, Jenna McDonnell had a goal and seven assists. Nine other players scored in the blowout.
Sydney Stasienko earned the shutout in net for the second game of the day. Lauren Hughes had four goals.
Medicine Hat is off this weekend but heads to Rolling Hills Feb. 4 to play the AC Thunder.
One doubleheader in a weekend is usually enough, but the under-14 Blaze managed to not only play in but win two of them.
Saturday saw them beat Calgary Staccato and the Hericanes 4-1 each. On Sunday they won 6-2 over Calgary Shock before matching up with the Medicine Hat Vortex.
Vortex had beat the Hericanes 6-4 but lost 8-5 to Staccato and 5-3 to Shock.
Blaze doubled up Vortex 6-3, but both teams are among the best in their Calgary league division. Blaze improved to 13-1, good for top spot while Vortex is now 9-4 and in third.
The third under-14 team from Medicine Hat, Attack, fell 6-4 to the Titans in Calgary Saturday before picking up a 6-2 win over Allegro.
Two under-12 teams wound up with weekend splits on the road.
Medicine Hat’s Element beat Lethbridge 6-5, before losing by the exact same score in a rematch. Jaida Wallis, Jena Harty, Leah Mason and Kylee Waldegger were among the goal scorers.
The Misfits were in Calgary and lost 7-4 against the Northern Lights before beating the Khaos 9-2.
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