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Ringette roundup: Open ringette team wins gold over weekend

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on January 17, 2024.

SUBMITTED PHOTO The Medicine Hat Open Smash won gold at the Leduc Wild Thing Tournament over the weekend.

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One of the Open Medicine Hat ringette teams won gold over the weekend at the Leduc Wild Thing tournament.

The Open B Smash took care of business and won gold at the weekend tournament.

The Smash went undefeated in their round-robin play, outscoring their opponents 25-6.

They won their first game 9-5 over the St Albert Stealth. Alyssa Kopec and Kailyn Baum scored two goals each and all of Mahala St Jacques, Erica Brost, Kayty Leidal, Kylie Kallenberger and Dee Karamanos scored a solo marker. Mark Fisher was in goal.

The Smash won their second game, beating the host Leduc Jaguars 10-1. Baum had three goals, Leidal and Kopec scored two each and Nicona Lutz, Allie Stanke and Brost each added a goal. Tyler Leidal was in net.

They picked up a shutout in their final round-robin game, blanking the Edmonton Ice 6-0. St Jacques and Kopec each scored twice with Leidal and Baum scoring as well. Fisher recorded the shutout.

The Smash faced the Edmonton Adrenaline in the final, winning gold with a 7-2 victory. Baum had two goals and each of Stanke, Lutz, Kopec, Michelle Stein and Mahala Boychuk scored. Leidal played in net for the final game.

Next up for the Smash is two CORA league games on Jan 27, to be followed by more league games in February. They remain undefeated this season in the Calgary Open Ringette League.

The Open B Force also swept the round robin in their run to a silver medal at the Wild Thing tournament.

They beat the Calgary Legacy 7-3, topped the Calgary Comets 7-4 and came out on top 6-3 over the Leduc Jags.

The Force came up short in the gold medal game losing, losing 7-1 to the Calgary Legacy.

U19

The U19 Live Wire were in Calgary over the weekend, sweeping the slate.

They opened play Saturday with an 11-1 victory over the Bow View 3 after leading 7-0 at the half. Kyree Stern-Rebmann had a shutout bid that ended with 1:13 left in the game.

Live Wire was led by Grace Ammann, Kayla Robinson and Hannah Thompson who each

scored two goals. Avery Weisgerber, Kasey Martin, Mackenzie Tindall, Natasha

Unreiner and Karly Stennick all added single markers.

In their second game, the Live Wire beat the Bow View-2 team 7-2.

Thompson led the Live Wire with a hat trick while Robinson added two marker, and all three of Unreiner, Tindall and Ava Allchurch added singles. Stern-Rebmann again stood tall in net.

The Live Wire are in action next on Jan. 28, hosting the Calgary North West 2.

U12

The U12B Medicine Hat Fury were back in action over the weekend with a double header against the Calgary North West Dynamite.

Danna Sawchuk was in goal in the first game in a 7-2 loss with goals scored by Ally Martin and Brinley Cross.

The second game was much closer, with the Fury falling 6-5.

Evangeline Robins was in net, Martin scored twice, Olivia Ulbricht, Cross and Kassidy Etienne each scored. The Fury will be in action next in February at the Queen City Classic in Regina.

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