Ringette team currently fundraising for their trip north; spaghetti dinner Feb. 10
By Pat Payton
SAULT STE. MARIE – The St. Marys U-12 Provincial Petite team will be travelling here for the Provincial ringette tournament, April 2-5.
The team is currently fundraising for their trip north and is looking for sponsorship. The Snipers are also hosting a spaghetti dinner at Joe’s Diner in St. Marys on Monday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Rebecca Myers’ U-12 squad recently competed in their first Provincial-calibre tournament of the 2019-20 season, and brought home the gold medals from the Waterloo Winterfest event. The Snipers went undefeated in five games.
In their opening game on the Friday morning, the St. Marys girls skated to a 7-2 victory over Ottawa. Billie Sedley had three goals and Sarah Vermeiren two more for the Snipers, who led 3-1 at the halfway mark.
The U-12’s recorded another 7-2 win on the Friday afternoon, this time over their opponents from Sault Ste. Marie. Sedley and Payton Blight each had two goals for St. Marys, which built a 4-1 half-time lead.
In their third game Saturday morning, the Snipers defeated Nepean 6-4 in a tight contest. Sedley had two goals, while Adrianna Hollestelle-Black had a goal and helped set up two others. Mayla Thistle contributed a goal and an assist.
St. Marys led 2-1 going into the second half.
In their final round-robin game on the Saturday afternoon, Hollestelle-Black was the big shooter in an 11-4 romp over Oshawa. Hollestelle scored seven times, with Sedley adding a pair of goals.
In the playmaking department, Charlee Henderson and Melanie Goad both collected three assists, while Sarah Vermeiren, Cameron Lobb and Mayla Thistle had two apiece.
The Snipers led 6-4 after the first half.
In the championship final on the Sunday morning, the Snipers edged Nepean 3-2.
Billie Sedley’s second goal of the game, with 4:53 left to play, snapped a 2-2 tie. Adrianna Hollestelle-Black scored the other St. Marys goal.
The Snipers led 1-0 going into the second half.
–Goalie Clara Brandt posted all five net wins for St. Marys. She had a 2.8 goals-against average in the tournament.
–The U-12 Petites out-scored their opponents 34-14 in their five tournament games. Billie Sedley and Adrianna Hollestelle-Black combined to score 21 of their team’s goals.
–The U-12 Petites will be competing in the 46th annual Golden Ring tournament in Kitchener this weekend, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2.