The following are submitted minor hockey sports briefs.
Atoms battle it out over weekend
The Cottage Country Building Supplies/Ridgewood Ford Highland Storm atoms travelled to Campbellford to play in a one-day tournament. The first game for the Storm was against the Ennismore Eagles. The first period was slow for both teams but with two minutes left the Eagles scored making the game 1-0 going into the second. Storm fought hard in the second with Cooper Coles and Austin Boylan scoring. However, the Eagles came back and scored two goals at the end of the period making it a 3-2 hockey game. Storm wasn’t giving up. Austin Boylan scored early in the third tying the game. Both teams were fighting for the victory. With five minutes to go, Avery Degeer scored and the Eagles scored after, then Addison Carr scored at 3:40 and Cooper Coles scored at 3:07 sealing the Storm victory of 6-4.
The second game was versus the home team, the Campbellford Colts. The Storm came out on fire but couldn’t get it past the Colts goalie. The Colts ended up scoring the only goal in the first. The second period the Colts dominated the puck. The Colts scored one early making it 2-0. Austin Boylan scored a beauty goal at 5:41 but the Colts came back and scored two more goals leaving the game 4-1 going into the third. Storm fought hard but came up short and lost the game 4-1.
With one win and one loss the Storm moved on to the A finals versus the home team, the Campbellford Colts. The early loss wasn’t going to discourage the Storm. In the start of the first, the Colts got two goals but Aiden Perrott came in and scored two goals to tie it going into the second. The second started with a goal by Austin Boylan, then two minutes later the Colts scored and a minute after that Boylan scored his second of the game. But Boylan wasn’t done. With 3:22 left he scored his hat trick goal and it was 5-4 going into the third.
The third was a battle but with 20 seconds left and an empty net Boylan scored his fourth goal and the Storm won the A finals 6-4.
Way to go, Storm!
On Sunday, Nov. 27, The Cottage Country Building Supplies/Ridgewood Ford Highland Storm atoms travelled to Parry Sound for a double header against the Parry Sound Shamrocks. Game one the Shamrocks scored the first goal and Austin Boylan answered tying the game going into the second 1-1. Early in the second Boylan scored his second goal and it was 2-1 Storm going into the third. The third started with two goals by the Shamrocks. Boylan scored his hat trick at 12:08. But Shamrocks weren’t done, they scored an additional three goals, making the final score 6-3. It was a tough loss for the Storm however Taylor Consack saved 31 of the 37 shots on net. Great job, Consack.
Game two started with the Shamrocks scoring two goals. Aiden Perrott scored one for the Storm, however, the Shamrocks scored right after making it 3-1 going into the second. The Storm fought in the second but the Shamrocks scored two more goals making it 5-1 going into the third. In the third it was a battle however with two minutes left the Shamrocks scored and the final score was 6-1. Another tough loss for the Storm.
On Dec. 3 The Cottage Country Building Supplies/Ridgewood Ford Highland Storm atoms travel to Little Britain to face the Mariposa Lightning at 2:30 p.m.
Submitted by Amber Card
Peewee girls dominate Otonabee
The Leveque Brothers/Rock Breakers peewee girls played two away games this past weekend. On Saturday they were in Otonabee to take on the Wolverines. The girls dominated the three periods beating Otonabee 5-0. Goals scored by Trista Young, Chole Billings, Mackenzie Hudder, Ava Smith and Emma Tidey. Assists go to Emily Alexander, Tidey, Smith and Olivia Villamere.
On Sunday they travelled to Cobourg to play on the big ice against the West Northumberland Wild. The game was fast paced with some great display of speed from both sides. The Jets girls downed the Wild 5-1 to finish the four point weekend. Goals were scored by Villamere, Tidey, Megan Jenkins, Hailey Hudder and Billings. Assists go to Jenkins (2), Billings (2), Tidey (2), Peyton Armstrong and Alexander. The peewee girls will travel to Peterborough this coming weekend to participate in the Peterborough Ice Kats tournament.
Submitted by Melissa Armstrong
Close game for novices versus Thunder
On Sunday, Nov. 27, the Haliburton Timber Mart/Canadian Tire Highland Storm novice team travelled to Fenelon Falls to take on the Sturgeon Thunder. The Storm opened the scoring first but the Thunder responded with a goal of their own. It was a tight game with no room for errors. The Storm capitalized on another opportunity in the second period, putting them up by one. But it wasn’t long until the Thunder found the net again. With the game tied and minutes left in the third period, Sturgeon scored on their power play resulting in a 3-2 loss for the Storm. Goals were scored by Brechin Johnston and Jace Mills. Excellent defensive play by Evan Jones, Caleb Manning and Parker Simms. The Storm are in Cobourg next weekend in the Novice Silver Stick Tournament. Good luck, team.
Submitted by Janice Scheffee
Midget B girls shut out competition
The Bancroft I.D.A./Red Eagle Family Campground midget B girls travelled to Kitchener to compete in the Fall Fest Tournament this past weekend. Looking to play teams away from their own LLFHL, the Jets opened the tourney on Friday afternoon against the Oakville Hornets in their Pool B round robin play. The game was fast paced with both teams exchanging chances at both ends of the rink. Neither team could solve the net-minder at the other end of the ice and skated to a hard fought 0-0 draw.
On Friday night, the Jets faced off against the Walkerton Capitals in their second game of the day. Walkerton’s first game of the tourney. After a scoreless first period, Kenndal Marsden gave the Jets a 1-0 lead midway through the second period with wrister that beat the Capital tender low blocker, finishing off a rush down the boards. Walkerton continued to challenge the Jets trying to find the equalizer but Katie Hoover stopped all Capital snipers. Katie Funk added a late a third period goal, cleaning up a rebound to give Bancroft a 2-0 win.
In game three of four in their pool, the Jets needed a win to try and solidify their advancement out of Pool B. Looking to advance to Sunday and the semi-finals, Bancroft took on the Chatham Outlaws Saturday morning. Both teams pressured the other squad trying to secure a lead in the likely do-or-die, play-off advancing game. After two scoreless periods, Danielle Sunstrum broke the deadlock midway through the third period, slipping a five-hole shot into the net as the Jets’ power play came to end. The Outlaws pulled their tender, looking to tie the game in this play-off determining game for Sunday. Sara Switzer picked up a loose puck in the Bancroft end, chipped the puck past the pinching D,and then secured the win with an empty netter as she out-skated the Chatham defenders to make the final score 2-0. Great gritty efforts, Jets! Your hard work in your first three games – two wins and a tie – guaranteed you first place in Pool B – and a semi-final match-up for Sunday against the team yet to be determined from Pool C.
In the last game of their pool play and their fourth game in 2 days, the Jets played the Ennismore Eagles. Having already clinched a birth in the Sunday semi-finals, the Jets struggled to find their upper gear against the Eagles in their Saturday night match-up. After two scoreless periods, Jaime Little scored the only goal of the game, finishing off a neutral zone rush with a sweet snap shot from the slot that beat the Ennismore tender low blocker side. The Jets went undefeated in their pool play with a record of three wins and a tie – with zero goals against – and the only team to do so in the entire midget B division! Great team effort Jets, outstanding D support and wicked net-minding by Katie Hoover.
On Sunday morning, the Jets met the undefeated (also with a three wins and a tie record) Huron Heat (first in the LLFHL West loop) in their semi-final must win tilt. Both teams exchanged chances trying to secure a lead and gain momentum in the championship play-off match up. Neither team could capitalize on their scoring opportunities – and skated to a 0-0 tie in regulation play. The first tie breaker was a 10 minute three-on-three sudden death overtime. The Jets missed chances early in the overtime as they pressured Huron with a few good quality shots. Soon after, the Heat caused a turnover deep in the Bancroft end and fired a desperation shot on the net that ricocheted and somehow found its way into the net ? The Huron Heat advanced to the Championship game with the 1-0 sudden death overtime win.
Great tourney, Jets! Five quality games of gritty “team-focused” play with zero goals against in regulation time! Use these efforts to fuel the tank for our second half of the season. The Jets play the Lindsay Lynx Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in Bancroft.
Submitted by Dan Marsden
Midget A’s challenged by Coyotes
The Storm midget A team lost against the Elmvale Coyotes Friday in Elmvale, the score ended at 6-3. It was a slow start for both teams in the first period. The Storm took advantage of a power play late in the period with some good passes. Chris Thompson closed in and took a hard shot and got the first goal. A turnover by the Storm defence allowed the Coyotes to tie it up early in the second. Next, Chris Thompson rushed up the boards and pulled the defence. His perfectly timed pass found the waiting stick of Carter O’Neill and he deflected in the second Storm goal. The Coyotes began their attack and got four consecutive goals, making it a 5-2 game by the end of the third period. The Storm picked up some momentum and got a lucky break with a bouncing puck. Devyn Prentice capitalized on that goal. Soon after, the Coyotes lashed out with another goal and that ended the game 6-3.
Submitted by Suzanne Haedicke
Peewees play hard during weekend games
On Monday, Nov. 21, the JoAnne Sharpley’s Source for Sports/Haliburton Family Medical Centre peewees travelled to Fenelon Falls to play the Sturgeon Lake Thunder. Both teams battled back and forth but it was the Thunder that scored first on the power play to put them ahead 1-0 going into the second period. The second period the Thunder scored two more to put them up 3-0 going into the third. The Storm came back in the third putting pressure on the Thunder and putting one in with a goal by Hunter Winder assisted by Dylan Keefer. On the power play the Storm netted another with a goal by Nick Phippen assisted by Keefer and Winder. The Storm tried everything they could but fell to the Thunder 3-2.
On Saturday, Nov. 26, the Kawartha Coyotes came to Minden to play the Storm. The Storm opened the scoring early in the first with a goal by Phippen assisted by Keefer. The Storm kept the pressure on the Coyotes and scored two more by Kyan Hall both goals assisted by Keefer. Less than a minute later Gage Hutchinson scored one unassisted and less than a minute after that a goal by Keefer unassisted. With the Storm up 5-0 going into the second. The Storm started the second period with Hall netting his third of the game assisted by Keefer and Zander Upton. The Storm let off the gas a little and the Coyotes managed to put three of their own in putting the score at 6-3 going into the third. The Storm took back control of the game in the third period with a goal by Colin Glecoff unassisted, two more by Keefer one unassisted and the other assisted by Glecoff. With time winding down Winder putting one in assisted by Phippen putting the final score 10-3.
On Sunday, the peewees headed to Gravenhurst to play the South Muskoka Bears. Both teams battled back and forth through the first period with no score going into the second. The Bears scored in the second to put them on the board 1-0 going into the third. The Storm weren’t going down without a fight with Winder putting it in unassisted to tie it up. The Bears fought back though to put one in to go ahead again 2-1. The Storm, determined to tie it back up, put another one in on a goal by Keefer unassisted. Both teams fought until the bitter end with the final score resulting in a 2-2 tie. Strong goaltending all weekend from Darian Maddock. Next game is in Sunderland on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. vs the Brock Wild.
Submitted by Ron Hall