Bantam girls secure spot in provincials
Published March 21, 2017
With great team work, lots of sweat and determination the girls wrapped up their play-down games and finished first overall in their division.
On Tuesday, March 7, the Jets were in Ennismore to face the Eagles and skated away with a 3-0 win. Scoring for the Jets were Beth Brownlee, with a hard shot that deflected over the Eagles’ goalie’s shoulder, followed by Kennedy Croskery who scored on a penalty shot. Croskery took the puck wide and put it through the five hole. Adding the final goal of the game was Paige Billings, who skated the puck in and found the net with a top corner shot. All goals were unassisted.
Courtney Semach had an amazing game and earned her fourth consecutive shutout, shutting down Ennismore in all of their attempts to score.
On Wednesday, March 8, the team travelled to Apsley to play the Cold Creek Comets. Both teams played hard and persevered throughout the game and had numerous chances and shots at both ends. Despite both teams’ efforts in a well fought game, the result was a tie 0-0. Once again, Semach was solid and shut out the Comets for her fifth game in a row. Way to go, Courtney!
With a spot earned in provincials, the girls will continue to focus and work hard trying to make the LLFHL championships. They will face their opponents, the Cold Creek Comets, in a series beginning Wednesday in Brighton at 7 p.m., followed by a home game Saturday, at 6 p.m., at the NHCC. If needed, the team will travel again to Brighton on Sunday for 6 p.m. Keep your sticks on the ice, girls, and aim high!
Submitted by Melissa Armstrong