Peewee Storm hits the ice
On Saturday, Sept. 24, the JoAnne Sharpley’s Highland Storm Peewee team hit the ice for the first time for a tournament in Bancroft. The team had an early morning start facing the Bancroft Jets. Bancroft came out flying on their home ice scoring three goals in the first and one in the second. The Highland Storm went into the third with Bancroft scoring a quick goal. After settling in they battled hard with a goal scored by Evan Armstrong assisted by Dylan Keefer. Unfortunately Bancroft came back and scored three more goals but the Storm would not quit scoring two more goals in the last two minutes. Goals scored by Hunter Winder assisted by Matthias Lee and Ben Robinson and third goal scored by Kyan Hall assisted by Colin Glecloff and Zander Upton. Final score 8-3.
With an hour break and a quick regroup the Storm hit the ice against the Ennismore Eagles. With the first period battling back and forth the Eagles scored twice on the power play the Storm put one in scored by Nick Phippen assisted by Hunter Winder. With the Highland Storm having momentum going into the second the Storm scored twice with a goal by Phippen assisted by Lee and goal scored by Winder assisted by Keefer. With the Storm ahead 3-2 but both teams determined to win the Eagles came back with one at the end of the second. The Storm scored in the third to put them ahead again goal scored by Keefer assisted by Armstrong. With the Storm taking control of the game as the minutes wound down the Eagles came back to force OT with no goals scored the final was 4-4.
The Storm headed to the B finals against the Durham Crusaders. Both teams played hard the Storm gave everything they had but unfortunately the Crusaders came out on top with the final score of 2-0. With strong goaltending shared by Darian Maddock and Taylor Consack.
Info submitted by Ron Hall for Highland Storm Peewee A Team
Atoms face Otters, Jets
On Sept. 24, the Cottage Country Building Supplies Highland Storm Atoms played an exhibition game in Haliburton against the Huntsville Otters.
The Storm fought hard but could not defeat the Otters. It was not from lack of trying that the team lost. The Storm lost 8-4. Goals were scored by Aidan Perrott, Addison Carr and Austin Boylan.
The Cottage Country Building Supplies Atoms also played an exhibition game on Sunday, Sept. 25, in Bancroft against the Bancroft Jets.
The Highland Storm Atoms got their first win against the Jets. Aidan Perrott scored the first goal, Kadin Card got his first hat trick and Austin Boylan got his second hat trick of the season. The final score was 7-4. Way to go, Storm!
The 2016/2017 Atom team is coached by Tom Perrott, assistant coaches are Tim Degeer, and Steve St Syr, the trainer is Scott Coles, and the manager is Kori Consack. The players are: Austin Boylan, Aidan Perrott, Beckam Reynolds, Kadin Card, Addison Carr, Cooper Coles, Colby Coumbs, Avery Degeer, Cody Keller, Logan Tripp, Aaron Neave and Taylor Consack.
The team faces off in Mamora for their first tournament on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Submitted by Amber Card
Getting warmed up for the season
The Bancroft I.D.A./Red Eagle Family Campground midget B girls travelled to Oshawa on the weekend as a warm-up opportunity to their new season. Friday afternoon they worked off some rust and skated to a 0-0 tie with the Niagara Rapids. Katie Hoover calmed all the choppy water in the first game of the year, stopping all the Rapids’ shots on net in the shut-out/goose egg tie. In an evening match-up, they faced off against the Glengarry Highlanders.
The second game of the day showed, as the Highlanders netted three unanswered goals late in the third period after Bancroft had jumped out to an early 1-0 in the first period with Danielle Sunstrum’s goal. On Saturday afternoon, the Jets used the Friday night loss to motivate them in their third game of the tournament against the undefeated 2-0 Durham West Lightning. Marissa Phillip’s third period tally with a low blocker wrister proved to be the difference as the Jets defeated the Lightning 2–0. Danielle Sunstrum added the second snipe of the game (her second of the tourney) along with Katie Hoover securing her second shut-out of the tourney in the win. In a late evening Saturday night match-up, the Jets took to the ice against Toronto Leaside Wildcats in their fourth, and last game of their round robin play. The Jets continued to build on their level of play to finish with a strong effort.
Their hard work resulted in a spirited effort with a 6-0 win … and a second place finish in their pool play. Katie Hoover turned aside all Wildcat chances in her tourney hat trick of shut-outs, supporting the Jet snipers – Ella Hedley, Katie Funk, Kenndal Marsden, Tori Shpikula and Danielle Sunstrum with two … and four for the tourney. Great tourney ladies! Keep up the focus as we gear up for our new season.
Peewee girls fall to Cambridge
The Leveque Brothers/Rock Breaker Peewee girls hit the ice Sept. 17 and 18 in the 17th annual Oshawa Lady Generals Fall Classic tournament. It was a great start for the girls that range from Bancroft, Wilberforce, Haliburton, Minden and Marmora to bond as a team and get the rust off the legs.
The first game saw some fast paced hockey as the Jets opened the scoring with two quick goals scored by Hailey Hudder and Peyton Armstrong. Cambridge was not going to give up and came back to take the win by a score of 3-2. The girls later took on the Scarborough Sharks and learned their lesson from the previous game that hard work is needed and not to give up as they took their first win of the season by a score of 2-1, goals scored by Olivia Villamere and Emma Tidey. Saturday morning was a very early start for the girls but their energy was off the charts as they stunned West Northumberland Wilds by a score of 6-0. Goals scored by Elyse Ives (2), Tidey, Ryan Rupnow, Hudder and “Fireball” Chole Billings. The final match of the day saw the girls take on what ended up being the tournament champions Nepean Wildcats in what proved to be a hard fought game.
With some amazing saves from Bella Smolen who turned away shot after shot we came out with a 1-1 tie. Goal scored by Armstrong. The peewee girls tied for second place in their pool but failed to advance to the semi finals. Every girl contributed to the amazing hockey that was played on the weekend. Watch for these fast flying girls during the regular season.