By Pat Payton
Centre Charlotte Richardson collected three points and goalie Marta Rintoul provided shutout goaltending as the Cascades Peewee girls blanked the Stratford Aces 4-0 last Thursday night at the PRC.
The WOGHL ‘C’ playoff game was the last one played in St. Marys this season. Later that night, Hockey Canada cancelled all remaining games this season due to the on-going health concerns related to Covid-19.
Scott Richardson’s Peewees, meanwhile, were involved in a home-and-home, round-robin series with Stratford, the Lambton Attack and Wallaceburg Lakers. The top two teams were slated to advance to the league final.
The Rock still had three more games to play — a home game against Wallaceburg and road games against Lambton and Stratford — when the season was abruptly called off.
Last Thursday’s win improved St. Marys record to 2-1.
Valentia Linares scored what proved to be the winning goal in the final minute of the first period from Richardson and Charlee Pickering.
The home team tacked on three unanswered second-period goals to solidify their win. Richardson made it 2-0 at the 1:54 mark from Regan Jones and Madeleine Monsit-Brown. Just over two minutes later, Keirsyn Wood connected from Delanie McKay and Helena Sorensen.
Richardson completed the scoring late in the period, with Jones and Monsit-Brown picking up their second assists of the night.
Netminder Rintoul wasn’t overly busy, but made the saves when called upon. Playing a strong game on defence was Marin Chateauvert.
There was only one minor penalty called.
The Cascades Peewees were one of three SMMHA girls teams planning to attend the year-end Provincials early next month in Toronto. However, they’ve been cancelled because of the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
By Pat Payton