By Medicine Hat News on December 14, 2016.
Medicine Hat News
Coaches will often say you learn more from losses, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn from wins, too.
For the under-19 Medicine Hat Avalanche ringette team, the lesson Saturday was not to take quite so many penalties.
After blowing out the Wildcats 10-4 in Calgary â€”getting goals from Camryn Selwood, Emily Stark, Jenna McDonnell, Taylor Chase, Erica Brost, Alexandra Stanke, Lauren Hughes and Emily Hudson â€”Medicine Hat might have thought the rematch would be easy.
Not so fast.
Four straight penalties made for a tougher start, and they only had a 3-2 lead at halftime thanks largely to goalie Sydney Stasienko holding the fort.
Sure enough, the lesson was well taken and the final score was 7-3 in the Avs’ favour. Chase, Hughes, Brost, McDonnell, Stark and Selwood all scored and Medicine Hat improved to 7-1 in league play, first in their division.
The under-14 Attack continued their winning ways, though the margins of victory were quite varied this past weekend.
On Saturday they beat the Indus Lightning 17-1, led by four goals and two assists from Allison Mason. Devyn Amundson and Sydney Carlson split time in net.
Sunday’s game was closer, a 5-2 win over Calgary Allegro. Ashlyn Seale had a pair of goals while Andie Suhai, Sheridyn Herman and Jade Forsyth had the ohers. Again, Amundson and Carlson split the netminding duties.
The under-12 Element finished the first half of their season with a win this past weekend.
After falling 5-4 to Indus on home ice, Medicine Hat earned an 11-2 win over Lethbridge. Jaida Wallis, Kamryn Reid, Sophie Kerr, Kyleee Waldegger and Grace Carrier had goals on the day, but no mention was made of how many each scored.
Another under-12 team, the Misfits, improved to 7-2-1 in league play with wins of 9-4 and 6-5 over Strathmore.
In the 9-4 win rookies Rileigh Tabor, Jordyn Macaulay and Shyanna Heimark had key assists. Avery Weisgerber had a hat trick in each game, while Eva Chartrand was recognized for “relentless checking and passing at both ends of the ice” by coach Tyler Ulmer.
They didn’t win, but the under-10 Chaos saw big improvements between the two games they played against Lethbridge Saturday.
After losing the opener 8-1, Medicine Hat rebounded by holding the visitors to a 2-1 win in the back half of the doubleheader. It took a goal with 12 seconds left to win it, with Hat goalie Kennedy Kleinknecht the clear first star despite the loss.
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