By Medicine Hat News on October 21, 2020.
Medicine Hat’s ringette squads hit the ice for the debut of the Sunny South League this weekend, and all three in action left with a win.
The Sunny South League combines Medicine Hat squads with teams from Lethbridge. Teams compete in cohorts for a period of 14 days before forming new cohorts.
Mafia start strong
The U19A Medicine Hat Mafia started their season on a dominant note with an 8-2 road win over the Lethbridge Rattlers Sunday before dropping a 6-5 battle to close out the doubleheader.
Despite falling into an early deficit to open the set, the Mafia struck for eight consecutive tallies to leave no doubt. Jaelyn Siewert led the push with a pair of goals, while Kylie Kallenberger, Amanda Robinson, Preslee Starner, Dimi Karamanos and Hanna Heidel added individual tallies.
Kallenberger, Robinson, Siewert, Marin Sinclair and Bree Becker all scored to keep Game 2 interesting, but the Rattlers managed to escape with the bounceback win.
The Mafia and Rattlers meet again for another doubleheader on Saturday at the Kinplex. Games are scheduled to begin at 2:45 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Elite split set
The U16B Medicine Hat Elite opened their campaign in a similar fashion, rallying to a 7-3 victory over Lethbridge before dropping a 7-5 rematch on Saturday in Medicine Hat.
Ryan Sweet and Leah Jetter bolstered the offence with two goals apiece in the opening win, while Pacie Harper and Hannah Thompson had individual markers.
The Elite saw two goals from Kylee Waldegger in Game 2, as well as individuals from Charlie Christie, Kayla Robinson and Avery Weisgerber, but the Rattlers managed to dig in their heels and avoid the doubleheader sweep.
The squads will face off again in Lethbridge this weekend.
Outlaws win a pair
Medicine Hat’s U14B Outlaws swept their weekend doubleheader with the Lethbridge Rattlers in convincing fashion, cruising to a 13-1 win to open the set then closing it out with a 15-3 blowout.
Jordy Provost netted a hat trick in the opener, while Kasey Martin and Ryleigh Jackiw each added a pair. Mackenzie Tindall, Grace Ammann, Alexis Unreiner, Sarah Laturnas, Jaida Waldagger and Maren Berstad all had individual tallies, while Kyree Stern and Emerson Clausen shared duties in net.
Five different Outlaws registered two goals in Game 2, with Provost and Jackiw repeating their multi-goal performances alongside Maia Petersen, Sarah Laturnas and Karly Stennick. Berstad, Ammann and Martin rounded out the scoring. Stern and Clausen again shared the load between the pipes.
The Outlaws will look to continue their dominance when play shifts to Lethbridge for a rematch this weekend.