The cold wintery weather has started and so has the season for the St. Marys U-8 Snipers White ringette team.
In Snipers’ first game, they travelled to play the Tillsonburg Twisters. For this young group of girls, some whom have never played before and some have previously played, everyone showed determination and team building along side their coaches, Janette Whaling and Sarah Forbes.
McKenna Ross started off strong, pushing up the front line, and Jaseena Cates skated hard towards the opponents’ goalie early in the game. Snipers’ first-half goalie Isabella Fluttert held strong in the net, and St. Marys had great scoring attempts from Hailey Lang.
Tillsonburg has a strong and well-skilled team and scored early in the game. However, Jaseena Cates came right back with a goal. Lily Forbes continuously fought hard for the ring from her defence position.
Isla Ritchie scored after a great push to the net with Maelle Hachler. After that, there were several great attempts at the Tillsonburg net by Lillian Garnis and Maelle Hachler. Eleanor Froud assisted on another goal for Jaseena Cates, who ended the game with a hat trick. The game ended in a 5-5 tie.
It was really great to see sportsmanship playing a vital role. The Tillsonburg team visited the St. Marys dressing room with a cheering chat after the game. The team building was alive and will only push the U-8 Snipers to work harder in their next game.