2 Gold, 2 Silver for Lightning Teams, News (Richmond Hill Ringette)

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2 Gold, 2 Silver for Lightning Teams
Submitted By Scott Thompson on Monday, February 15, 2016
Newmarket "Ignite the Ice" Tournament

Five Richmond Hill Lightning Ringette teams participated in Newmarket’s “Ignite the Ice” tournament this past weekend, bringing home 2 gold and a Silver.

U14A-Chamandy win Gold

In the U 14A division, the Lightning’s Chamandy team took the long road to gold after having to play a one game elimination semi-final against Whitby for the right to face Burlington in the final. Whitby jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the semi-final, which the Lightning erased shortly thereafter. The teams traded the lead before finishing the half tied at 4. However, the Lightning dominated the second half en route to a 9-5 win to advance to the final.  In the final, the Lightning fell behind 1-0 before taking a 2-1 lead on goals by Joely Sosnovich-Raphael and Saveena Jandoo; however Burlington tied the score at 2 before the end of the half. The teams traded goals in the final frame to finish regulation time tied at 3 and to set up an exciting overtime finish. At 8:16 of OT, division point’s leader Jandoo netted the winner on a set-up by co-leader Rhianna Lin to give the Lightning the gold.

Gold for U16B-Thompson

U16B_Gold2.jpgThe U16B-Thompson team went undefeated throughout the tournament outscoring their opponents 25-5 during round robin play while underage goaltender call-up, Sydney Clements from the U14A Cambridge team, posted a sparkling 1.8 goals against average. The team continued to demonstrate their scoring prowess by dispatching of West Muskoka 10-3 in a semi-final before taking down the Newmarket Rays 8-1 in the gold medal final.

U9-Price take Silver

In the U9 division, the Lightning’s U9-Price squad finished first overall during round robin play to earn a bye to the gold medal final. Facing host Newmarket in the final, the Lightning jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on a pair of goals by Yaara Yonathan and emerged from the first half with a 4-3 lead after Lillianna Sato and Kailey Chung added singles. However, the second half belonged to Newmarket as they netted four unanswered goals to skate away with a 7-4 victory to relegate the Lightning as silver medalists.

36 Annual Guelph Ringette Association Tournament

Silver for U19A-File

In Guelph, Ontario three Lightning teams participated in the Guelph Ringette Association’s 36th Annual tournament with the Lightning’s U19A-File team bringing home the silver medal. The Lightning finished 3rd with a 2 win, 2 loss record and advanced to a semi-final elimination match and rematch against the City of Ottawa who had defeated the Lightning 6-4 during round robin play. After Ottawa took a 1-0 lead the Lightning scored 4 unanswered goals en route to a 4-1 win to advance to the gold medal final against an undefeated Timmins team. The Lightning fell behind 1-0 and 3-1 but came back to tie the game each time. After tying the score at 3 with over 12 minutes to play, Timmins came back 9 seconds later to take the lead again. The score remained 4-3 until the final 2+ minutes when Timmins got the insurance marker they needed as they won 5-3 to send the Lightning home as silver medalists.

In the U10 division, the Lightning’s U10-Applebaum team fell just short of their quest of advancing to the gold medal final when they fell to the eventual gold medalists from London in a semi-final. In the semi-final the Lightning’s Sabah Esmail scored in the first half and the two teams began the second half tied at 1. After Esmail netted her second goal of the game to give the Lightning a 2-1 lead, London responded with two goals to take a 3-2 lead with just under 4 minutes remaining in regulation. The Lightning continued to press for the equalizer and was rewarded for their efforts when Aaliyah Natsheh scored with just over 2 minutes remaining to force overtime. Unfortunately, it was not to be as London scored early in the overtime to advance to the gold medal final.

To see how other Lightning teams did please visit www.scores2stats.com
 
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