By Medicine Hat News on February 5, 2020.
Medicine Hat’s Mercury ringette team was hot when it needed to be in reaching the final of a tournament in Strathmore this past weekend.
The under-14 A side wound up second at the Laurie Morton Ruppe Memorial, their only two losses to the host team but no blowouts reported on either end of the ledger.
Mercury began the weekend with a 5-4 loss to Strathmore, but picked up wins of 6-5 over Sherwood Park and 5-3 over Calgary’s Bow View to earn a rematch. Sunday’s championship game finished 7-5 for Strathmore, but it was a solid silver medal showing for Medicine Hat.
Also at the Strathmore tournament, the under-10 Asteroids went 1-1-1. They opened with an 11-6 loss to Lethbridge, then tied Strathmore 11-11, and finally beat Calgary Bow View 9-6 to end the weekend on a high note.
Players of the game for the Asteroids were Peyton Chaffer, Jovi Ireland and Julia Giesbrecht.
Queen City Classic
Two other Hat teams were in tournament action, but the under-14 B Maximum and under-12 B Blackout went the other direction on the Trans-Canada Highway.
Maximum played in the Queen City Classic in Regina, going 0-4. They fell 11-5 to Regina Nitro, 5-3 to Regina’s Gators, 6-3 to the Regina Ravens and 4-2 to the Buffalo Plains Rampage.
Blackout fell 9-7 to Regina Riot, 8-5 to Regina Blades, 9-2 to Regina’s Predators and 7-1 to the Buffalo Plains Thunder.
The Mighty Ducks under-19 team registered a 4-4 tie in Calgary against Sisu Sunday, then a 2-0 default loss to Bow View later in the day according to the Ringette Calgary League website. No other details were available at press time.
Also in league play, the under-16 Riptide dropped a pair of games Saturday in Calgary.
They lost 5-3 to Surge and 8-4 to Bow View Havoc.