February 22nd, 2024

Ringette roundup: U12 Gators capture bronze in Regina ringette tournament

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on February 7, 2024.

SUBMITTED PHOTO The U12 Gators pose with their bronze medals from the Queen City Classic in Regina over the weekend.

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Medicine Hat’s U12B Gators left a weekend tournament in Regina in victorious fashion.

The Gators captured bronze at the Queen City Classic over the weekend. They are usually named the Fury but adapted the Gator name due to another team already registered in the tournament as Fury.

In the round robin, the Gators won three of their four matches, starting off with a 12-2 win over the Saskatoon Fury. Myah Weber and Ally Martin each had a hat trick in the win.

They lost 6-4 to the Regina Coyotes, who eventually won gold. The Gators had a 5-3 comeback win over the Regina Blazers and an 8-5 win over the Saskatoon Riot.

This help the team finish second in their pool, putting them into the bronze medal game on Sunday against the BP Rage, where the girls came away with a 6-2 win.

Danna Sawchuk was in net for the medal game, Olivia Ulbricht and Martin each had two goals and Brinley Cross and Annalise Robins each also scored.

They will be in action this weekend in Calgary.

The U12C Royals were on the road this weekend at the Foothills Freeze, but no game results were sent in.

U14

The U14 Mayhem also travelled to Regina for the Queen City Classic.

In their first game against the Buffalo Plains, the Mayhem lost 6-2, with Breanna Lanuk and Lacey Gibney scoring goals.

In the Mayhem’s second game of the day against the Regina Infinity, they pulled out a 13-7 win. Sloane Berstand scored six times, Lanuk tallied four goals, Olivia Ulbricht scored twice and Jillian Stodalka found the back of the net.

On the second day of the tournament, the Mayhem defeated the Saskatoon Edge 4-3. Brea Butterfield, Berstad, Gibney and Lanuk each scored.

They played against the Regina Infinity again in a crossover game within their pool, winning 6-5. Lanuk scored four times and Berstad potted two goals.

The Mayhem went onto play for the bronze medal on Sunday, falling 6-5 to the Regina Raptors. Lanuk scored twice and each of Butterfield, Berstad and Jillian Stodalka found the back of the net.

Jacqueline LeBlanc and Sophie shared the time between the pipes.

The Mayhem play next against South Calgary on Feb. 11 at the Moose Rec Centre.

U16

The U16 Mercury travelled to Calgary on Saturday for a doubleheader against South Calgary Rath.

The Mercury dropped the first game 12-7. Ryleigh Jackiw scored five times, Jayna Allchurch and Leighton Wright each scored as well. Eden Schmuck had four assists.

The Mercury rebounded in game two with a 5-5 tie. Wright, Allchurch, Maren Berstad, Jackiw and Margot Kerr each scored.

The weekend slate wrapped up league games for the Mercury, and they await their playdown schedule.

Their next action is the Bridges tournament in Saskatoon this weekend.

U19

The U19 Live Wire were on the road at Airdrie on Sunday for a pair of games.

The Live Wire were in control early on in the first game taking a 9-1 lead into the half, eventually winning 10-1.

Mackenzie Tindall and Kayla Robinson each had two goals, while Karly Stennick, Hannah Thompson, Avery Weisgerber, Ava Allchurch, Isabella Heinrichs and Kam Reid all added singles.

The Live Wire faced another Airdrie squad to wrap up their regular season in the Chinook League, notching a 9-2 win later Sunday. Two goals by Sophie Kerr in the first two minutes of the game had them ahead early, with Kayla Robinson and Hannah Thompson each adding three. Weisgerber added a goal and Kyree-Stern-Rebmann stood tall in net.

The win secured the Live Wire the top record in the Chinook Ringette League at 14-1-1.

The team was led by Kayla Robinson and Hannah Thompson, each with three goals, while Kerr had two and Avery Weisgerber added one.

Kyree-Stern-Rebmann handled things well in net for both games.

The Live Wire are in action this weekend at Saskatoon for the City of Bridges Tournament.

U10

The U10 Step 3 Gators were also in Regina for the Queen City Classic tournament this weekend. They competed hard but ultimately had a 0-3-1 record.

Over the weekend, goal scorers were Sloan Loehndorf with seven, Charlie Lowe with six, Zoe Aarden finding the back of the next twice and singles by Aphten Myram, Everley Cross, Zayda Dawson and Brylee Dirk.

The Gators are back on home ice Feb. 10 at the Moose, when Cochrane comes to town.

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