Midget B girls open season against Eagles
The Bancroft I.D.A./Red Eagle Family Campground midget B girls opened their 2016-17 season on the road Saturday afternoon in Lakefield against the Ennismore Eagles. The Jets jumped out to an early first period lead with Sara Switzer’s wrister from the point. Bancroft added two more tallies with Bailey Wiltshire’s wrister from the point and Sara Switzer’s second off a sweet rush in the first period to give the Jets a lead they would not give up. After a scoreless second period, Jamie Little finished off a dandy dangle and Kenndal Marsden went five-hole in the third period to give the Jets a solid first win in their opening game of the season. Katie Hoover stopped all Eagle shooters in the 5-0 shutout win. Great start, girls, your patience and puck possession proved the difference.
On Sunday, the Jets flew into Frankford for an evening tilt on the road against the Cold Creek Comets. Looking to build on the success of their first game out of the gate, the Jets took a first period lead with Jamie Little’s wrister from the point off a quickly won face off in the Comet end. Kenndal Marsden added the only other Bancroft tally in the second period slipping another high slot wrister past the fooled Comet tender. Cold Creek missed a few key chances in the second period to tie the game, and were unable to find the twine the rest of the game as Katie Hoover stopped all Comet shooters to secure the shut out 2-0 win. A nice follow-up effort girls controlling the puck and the pace of the game.
Keep the focus, Jets, and use the two-week Thanksgiving hiatus to prepare for our next game – our first home game, against the Keene Wolverines in Bancroft on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 4:30 p.m.
Submitted by Dan Marsden
Atoms have first tournament
On Oct. 1, the Cottage Country Building Supplies Highland Storm Atoms played their first tournament in Marmora. The Storm fought hard and came out with a win 3-2 against the Tweed Hawks for their first win of the tournament. Goals were scored by Addison Carr and Cooper Coles.
The second game was against the Brighton. It was a nail bitter but Storm came out on top with a 5-3 win. Austin Boylan walked away with his third hat trick of the season and Aidan Perrott scored two goals. The Storm made it into the A finals and worked very hard but ended up loading 5-0.
Congratulations on making it into the A finals. Way to go Storm! Our next game is in Lindsay at 1:30 and on Sunday in Minden against the Huntsville Otters at 10 a.m. Sunday is our first home game so come out and cheer on the Cottage Country Building Supplies Highland Storm Atoms!
Submitted by Amber Card
Peewee girls start the season right
The Leveque Brothers/Rock Breakers peewee girls started their season off in Haliburton on Saturday against West Northumberland. Having met them once previously in a tournament the girls knew what to expect from this new team that was added to the loop. Emma Tidey got things started early in the first period netting one, assisted by Mackenzie Hudder. The second period saw a lot of back and forth action with great saves from both ends of the ice. With a tie game going into the third the Jets struck again with her first goal of the season by Megan Jenkins, assisted by Tidey. West Northumberland answered right back with one of their own to leave the rest of the third as a nail biter. The Jets pulled off the win by a score of 2-1 and saw some great goaltending from Bella Smolen.
Sunday they travelled to Peterborough to take on their rivals the Ice Kats. The game was delayed due to a power outage but the girls kept busy playing soccer while they waited. Taking their warm legs into the game they came out skating hard. With a scoreless first period the girls turned it up a notch and scored the first goal of the game halfway through the second by Olivia Villamere, assisted by Emily Alexander. With the team fired up and four seconds left in the second Jenkins sniped our second goal, assisted by Villamere and Tidey to give us a two-goal lead going into the third. Within a minute of her first goal of the game, Jenkins found the back of the net again assisted by Peyton Armstrong. The Jets were on a roll scoring three more goals by Armstrong, Villamere and Tidey to finish the game off at 6-1. Great team play was shown from every skater on the ice and were rewarded with the two W’s of the season. Come out and watch these fast flying girls as they take on West Northumberland at home in Bancroft on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Submitted by Melissa Armstrong