Heartbreak loss for Lightning squad in Tournament Final, News (Richmond Hill Ringette)

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Heartbreak loss for Lightning squad in Tournament Final
Submitted By Scott Thompson on Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The U16B-Thompson team was in tough against some very good teams playing in the Niagara Falls Daredevils tournament over the March 6-8 weekend. Making the most of their offensive opportunities, the Lightning found scoring throughout their line up as they posted 6 goals or more in each contest they played to go undefeated during round robin play. 

Facing host Niagara Falls Daredevils in the final, the Lightning gave up an early goal however Serena Perera tied the score 30 seconds later. The Daredevils retook the lead a minute later, but the Lightning’s Allie Tuzi tied the score less than a minute after. Rachael Angaran gave the Lightning their first lead with 7 minutes remaining in the half with Danielle Pelletier adding to the lead 15 seconds later. The Daredevils brought the score within a goal to trail 4-3 at the half. Two minutes into the second frame the Daredevils tied the score at 4. With just over 9 minutes remaining the Daredevils took the lead, however the Lightning responded 10 seconds later with a goal from Elizabeth White. The Daredevils jumped ahead one minute later but the Lightning continued to battle with Amy Thompson scoring with just over three and half minutes remaining in the game to tie the score at 6. Unfortunately, fate was not kind to the Lightning on this particular day as the Daredevils were awarded a goal when it was ruled that an ineligible Lightning player blocked a shot in the crease with just over two and half minutes to play. The Lightning were not able to recover and went on to lose 8-6 to finish as silver medallists.

Provincial AA Championships this weekend

The U19AA-Sandercock team looks ready for the Provincial Championships as they swept their final weekend games defeating Pickering 5-2 and Cambridge 4-2. Sarah Ritchie and Alexa Christopoulos have been providing great goaltending thanks in part to the strong defensive efforts of Talyor Hobson, Jordan Koop, Mackenzie Shaver, and Jamie Zanon. Madison Sandercock netted a pair of goals in both games with Clare Palmer adding a single in each contest. Brienne Paterson added a pair of goals against Pickering and Darcy Woods a single against Cambridge.

The U16AA-Sarjeant and U14AA-Roman teams dropped their final games with the Sarjeant squad dropping a close 3-2 decision to the Whitby Wild while the Roman team dropped a 9-1 decision to the first place London Lynx
 
The Lightning U14, U16, and U19 'AA' teams will be travelling to London, Ontario to compete for their respective provincial 'AA' titles with games beginning March 12. To follow the action visit www.scores2stats.com

Other ringette action

The U19A-File team clinched top spot in the Central Ontario Ringette League (CORL) when they downed the Whitby Wild 3-2. Scoring for the Lightning was Jacqueline Badgery with 2 goals with Madeline Boyle netting the other. Erica Priolo turned in a solid goaltending performance. The U16A-McKnight team dropped a close 1-0 decision to the Ajax Shooting Stars. The U14A-West team downed Whitby Wild 4-2.

In U12 action, the U12-Mews team took down Sunderland 6-1; the U12-Chamandy team was outgunned by the Newmarket Rays 9-6; and the U12P-Ianni team dropped a 6-3 decision to the Ajax Shooting Stars. Scoring for the Lightning was Ava Ianni, Sydney Stabler, and Haleigh Beam. 

The U10-Laughlin team won a pair of road games by outscoring Markham 8-7 and Caledonia 6-4.

The OpenB-Todd team travelled to St. Catherines for a pair of games opening with a 6-3 victory over the Hendriks-18+ team, before playing the Thomson-18+ team to a 1-1 tie.

NRL Lightning Advance to National Championships

The NRL Lightning needed to play a tie breaker game against Le Royal de Bourassa to determine who would advance to the National Championships. Outshooting their opponents 62-24 in the opening game, the Bolts found themselves on the wrong end of a 6-5 score. The Bolts countered with a 7-6 victory in the second game to set up the tie breaker match. In the tie breaker match, Le Royal de Bourassa jumped into an early 2-0 lead before the Bolts tied the score by the end of the first period on goals from Megan Gibson and Karen McWilliams. Shae-Lynn Reaman gave the Bolts a 3-2 lead in the second period but Le Royal de Bourassa tied the score early in the third. Melissa Simone gave the Bolts a 4-3 lead a few minutes later and the score remained that way for the rest of the match allowing giving the Bolts the win and a spot in the National Championships.
 
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