By Medicine Hat News on February 8, 2017.
Medicine Hat News
League play came to a close for a number of Medicine Hat ringette teams this past weekend, with plenty of good news to go around.
A total of four Hat teams wound up among the top three in their respective Calgary Ringette League divisions, including two first-place results.
The under-19 B Avalanche and under-14 B Blaze were each top spot, with the Avs clinching their spot on Saturday. Blaze wrapped up their schedule a week earlier and couldn’t be caught.
At Rolling Hills, the Avalanche dominated the Airdrie/Cochrane Thunder for the majority of two games but the scores were quite close. In an 8-4 win they led 6-0, but four straight power play goals for the hosts made it interesting. Lauren Hughes, Jenna McDonnell, Alyssa Gosse, and Kelli Bowles each scored twice for Medicine Hat.
The Thunder actually led the Avalanche in the rematch, but the final was 8-6 as Medicine Hat got the final four goals. The story was Airdrie/Cochrane’s goaltender, who made a ridiculous 75 saves. Shots were 83-18 in the Avs’ favour. Hughes against had a pair while McDonnell, Gosse, Taylor Chase, Emily Hudson and Ami Dynes had the other goals.
At 15-1 Medicine Hat edged Strathmore for top spot. Strathmore lost two of their last three to finish at 10-5.
While the Blaze had control of the under-14 B division, the Medicine Hat Attack still had a chance at first place in under-14 A entering the weekend.
They did what they could, but it wasn’t enough to catch Swift Current Edge.
“Strong effort by our whole team,” said coach Marty Robinson in a press release. “Finishing second in the league is great and we are really excited for play downs. Our defensive game was really on.”
Attack beat Strathmore 16-1 and 6-3 Saturday. Amanda Robinson had a total of six goals, followed by Marin Sinclair, Kylie Kallenberger and Ashlyn Seale with four, Sheridyn Herman and Marley Rose with two. Devyn Amundson and Sydney Carlson split time in net.
Attack finished 12-3-1, just two points back of 12-1-3 Swift Current.
Medicine Hat’s third under-14 team, Vortex, wound up third in the B division behind Blaze and Bowview Strive at 12-4.
All three under-14 teams are part of the Ed Horvath Interprovincial Classic this weekend in Medicine Hat. Games start Friday at noon in rinks across the city.
In under-12 C division play, Medicine Hat’s Misfits wound up fourth place at 9-4-3. Their last league game was in January. They’re also in the Horvath tournament this weekend, along with fellow Hat under-12 team Element.
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