GUELPH – After a couple weeks without a game, St. Marys U-14 Snipers returned to action this past weekend as the Snipers travelled to the University of Guelph to take on the Predators. Both teams entered the contest with 3-2-1 records in the second half of the ringette season. Olivia Nugent opened the scoring three minutes into the game, giving St. Marys a 1-0 lead with Anaya Larmer and Jenna Hutton picking up the assists. With six minutes remaining in the opening half, Guelph capitalized on a powerplay, knotting the count at 1-1. That was all the scoring for the opening half in what proved to be a fairly even opening frame, with Guelph out-shooting St. Marys 14-11. Early in the second half, it was Nugent who struck again, giving the Snipers a 2-1 advantage with Larmer and Hutton collecting their second assists of the game. Unfortunately, with the goal and the lead, it appeared that St. Marys began to hold back and their desire to skate dwindled in a lacklustre second half. Predators capitalized three times on Sniper indecisiveness and took the game 4-2 while out-shooting the Snipers 15-6 in the second period and 29-17 for the game. The U-14 Snipers conclude their regular season on Thursday as they travel to Hensell to take on Exeter/Seaforth in a re-scheduled game. Then on Friday, they travel to Niagara Falls for the annual Daredevils tournament. St Marys’ season concludes March 1 and 2 at the Regionals in Tillsonburg.