Girls bring home silver at Pink the Rink
The Parkview Dental/Canadian Tire Bantam Jets spent this past weekend playing some exciting hockey in the Etobicoke Pink the Rink Tournament. The team started off with their first game Friday against the West Oxford Inferno. The girls put forth a solid effort taking the win by a score of 5-0. The first goal of the game was scored by Haley Goulet, assisted by Alannah Eastman. The team came on strong in the third period with Hannah McMann scoring, assisted by Beth Brownlee, which started the girls off an a scoring streak. Carling Pepin, assisted by Paige Billings, Goulet assisted by Marissa Cannon and Paige Billings, unassisted, all added to the team victory. Stellar goaltending was performed by Courtney Semach throughout the game and produced a shutout.
The second game saw some more fast paced hockey with the girls playing the North Bay Ice Boltz. The girls worked hard resulting in a game tie of 1-1. The Jets’ lone goal was scored by Carling Pepin, assisted by Marissa Cannon.
Saturday afternoon saw the Jets’ play their third game against the Nepean Wildcats. The girls played hard but came up short falling 3-0 to the Wildcats. The girls later took on the Bluewater Sharks and wanting to recover from their previous loss with the championship game within their reach, they came out on top winning 4-1. Scoring for the Jets were Paige Billings, Jaylin Frost with two, and Olivia Martin. Semach once again was solid and strong between the pipes throughout the game. The championship game on Sunday saw the Jets in a rematch with the Nepean Wildcats. Again, despite their best efforts, the Jets came up short losing to the Wildcats 4-0. A big thank you goes to our sponsors who support this team, the coaching staff and the parents who helped ensure the team had a successful and fun weekend. The girls played a great weekend of hockey and a great TEAM effort was put forth by all of the girls resulting in bringing the silver home.
Submitted by Linda Goulet
Peewee girls extinguish Comets
The Leveque Bros/Rock Breakers Peewee girls played host to the West Northumberland Wild on Saturday. The Jets were first to the scoresheet with a fast goal in the first period scored by Chloe Billings assisted by Peyton Armstrong. The Wild answered right back to tie the game. Bancroft turned on their “Jets” with two more goals in the first to open the lead to 3-1 going into the second, goals scored by Billings and Olivia Villamere with assists going to Megan Jenkins and Emma Tidey. The Jets soared through the rest of the game potting four more goals to finish of the game with a 7-1 win. Goals going to Villamere (3) and Trista Young, assists for Armstrong (2), Jenkins (3) and Tidey.
The girls travelled to Frankford on Sunday to face the Cold Creek Comets. Again the girls hit the score sheet first with a goal by Mackenzie Hudder and assisted by Jenkins. Cold Creek answered right back 17 seconds later to tie the game. The Jets found their legs and came out flying in the second period with four more goals, scored by Avery Coens assisted by Armstrong, Tidey assisted by Ryan Rupnow, Jenkins assisted by Emily Alexander and Hailey Hudder assisted by Billings. The third period saw some great end-to-end action with the Comets goalie denying us any more goals. Final score was 5-2.
Submitted by Melissa Armstrong
Third shutout for midget girls
The Bancroft IDA/Red Eagle Family Campground midget B girls hosted the Keene Wolverines on Sunday afternoon in their home opener in Bancroft. Bancroft had a sluggish start to the game but eventually shook off the Thanksgiving break finding their focus and ramping up their level of play. Katie Funk opened the scoring midway through the first period, capitalizing on a loose puck in the slot netting the eventual game winning goal. Kenndal Marsden netted a hat-trick to round out the scoring with two goals in the second period and a beauty wrister in the third to make the score 4-0. Katie Hoover stopped all Wolverine shooters with her third straight shutout to start the season with no goals against. Keep the focus girls as we travel to Cold Creek on Saturday, Oct. 22, to take on the Comets in an evening contest at 6:30 p.m. in Brighton.
Submitted by Dan Marsden
Winning week for midget Storm
It was a victorious start for the Storm midget team Tuesday, Oct. 11, winning their first game 4-3 against Brock Wild. Goals scored by Owen Patterson-Smith, Owen Gilbert, Chris Thompson and Andrew Hall. Assists by Owen Gilbert, Trevor Turner (2), Jacob Haedicke (2), and Matt Manning.
They met with the Kawartha Coyotes, Friday, Oct. 14 and grasped a 3-2 win with goals by Owen Gilbert, Paydon Miscio and Nik Dollo. Assists by Owen Patterson-Smith (2), Lucas Haedicke, Carson Sisson and Nolan Flood.
The Storm travelled to Bracebridge and met with the South Muskoka Bears, Saturday, Oct. 15 and returned home with a 2-1 victory with two goals scored by Owen Patterson-Smith.
They left town Sunday, Oct. 16, to meet with the Kawartha Coyotes for the second time this weekend and brought home a well-earned 3-2 win. Goals scored by Lucas Haedicke, Trevor Turner and Matt Manning. Assists by Manning, Nik Dollo, Shawn Walker and Ryan Prentice. The Cody Hodgson Classic Tournament is coming up this weekend in Minden.
Submitted by Suzanne Haedicke
Peewees host Duchene Classic
Joanne Sharpley’s Source for Sports peewee team hosted the Matt Duchene Fall Classic. The Storm started the opening game vs the Toronto Shamrocks. The Shamrocks scored first with the Storm tying it up with a goal by Dylan Keefer assisted by Hunter Winder. Toronto scored one in the second. With no scoring in the third the Shamrocks took the win 2-1.
The peewee team took the ice for their second game facing the Bancroft Jets. The Jets opened the scoring in the first and put two more in in the second. With Highland Storm taking control in the third period scoring two goals. Goal scored by Winder assisted by Ty Mills and his first of the season scored by Zander Upton assisted by Ben Robinson. The score ended with a 3-2 win for the Jets.
The team stepped back on the ice for their final game of the day against the Mariposa Lightning. The Lightning scored one in the first and at the start of the second but the Storm came back with two of their own to tie it up with goal by Upton assisted by Gage Hutchinson and Colin Glecoff. Second goal by Keefer assisted by Winder and Evan Armstrong. The Lightning scored again to put them ahead again 3-2. The third period was a battle back and forth with the Storm scoring three goals by Keefer assisted by Mills and Winder, goal by Upton assisted by Mathias Lee and Kyan Hall and the third goal by Keefer assisted by Armstrong. The Lightning scored one more with the final score scoring ending in a 5-4 win by the Storm.
Submitted by Ron Hall
Novices keep winning streak alive
On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Haliburton Timber Mart Highland Storm novice team travelled to Omemee to play against the Kawartha Coyotes. Their excellent passing, skating and overall team play at both ends of the ice led to another win for the Storm. The final tally was 6-1.
On Sunday, Oct. 16, the team was back in action this time in Port Carling against Muskoka Rock for the first time this season. The Storm opened the scoring early in the first period and were relentless for the remainder of the game. All Storm players contributed to the offensive attack and put forth another strong team showing. The novice team is back in action next Saturday at a tournament in Fenelon Falls.
Submitted by Janice Rickard
Atoms play hard through tournament
The Cottage Country Building Supplies Highland Storm Atoms played the Lindsay Muskies for their opening game of the Matt Duchene Fall Classic tournament on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the A.J. La Rue arena. Unfortunately the Storm fought hard but lost 2-0.
They played the Sturgeon Lake Thunder for their second game of the tournament. Austin Boylan scored the first goal of the game unassisted in the first period, however, the Thunder tied the game a minute later. The game stayed tied until halfway into the second period when Boylan scored two goals giving him a hat trick and making the score 3-1. Two minutes later Addison Carr scored his first goal and then his second goal and the Storm went into the third period with a 5-1 lead. The Thunder scored halfway in the third period but Aidan Perrot scored two minutes later and Avery Degeer scored with three minutes left of the game making the final score 7-2.
The Storm played the Mariposa Lightning for their third game. Both teams fought hard however the final score was 0-0 making them both face off at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
For the semi final game the Storm faced off against the Mariposa Lightning. It was a close game with both teams wanting the win. The score went back and forth however the Storm came out on top with a win of 5-3 and a spot in the finals. Goals were scored by Austin Boylan, Aidan Perrott, Logan Tripp and Addison Carr.
For the finals the team faced off against the Muskies. The finals started with Lindsay scoring in the first period. It stayed 1-0 into the third period until Avery Degeer scored a beauty goal to make it 1-1. However in the last four minutes the Muskies scored two goals making it 3-1. The Muskies made it 4-1 in the last minute on an empty net.
All of the CCBS Highland Storm played an amazing tournament.
Submitted by Amber Card