Gold and two Silver for Host Lightning teams, News (Richmond Hill Ringette)

PrintNews Article
Gold and two Silver for Host Lightning teams
Submitted By Scott Thompson on Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Attendees to the RHRA 30th Annual Tournament were treated to some fantastic Ringette that included a feature NRL game between the Lightning and the Wildfire that kept the large crowd on the edge of their seats right through to the final buzzer where the Wildfire eventually prevailed 3-2.

Gold for U10-Ianni squad

The U10-Ianni team went undefeated in their division capturing gold with the offense scoring an incredible 38 goals in four games with five players finishing in the top ten of scoring. While the offense of Isabel Ianni, Alexa Hamilton, Agnes Laliberte, Lila Vittoria, Yaara Yonathan, and Spencer Lee were getting it done up front, Harnni Thavanesarajah was posting a division best 2.25 goals against average in net. Harnni was supported by the solid defence of Lily Kraemer, Nina Cheng, Apina Saththijesvaran, and Marisa Paniccia who took care of limiting their opponents’ opportunities by pouncing on loose rings and making the quick transition up the ice to the offense. Each member contributed throughout the tournament making this group unstoppable as a team, and a team to watch out for going forward!

Silver for U14B-Mews team

The U14B-Mews team had to battle through each and every game against some very strong competition. The highlight being their round robin opening game against Newmarket Rays where the Lightning was being badly outshot, however the Lightning’s goaltender, Ashley Haji’s cat like reflexes stumped the Rays as she backstopped the Lightning to a 5-4 victory. The Lightning’s only round robin loss came at the hands of a very strong, and eventual division champions, Goderich team. The two teams battled hard throughout with Goderich finally breaking through with just over 5 minutes remaining in the final frame for the games only goal. The final was a rematch with Goderich, however after the Lightning scored the opening goal it was all Goderich after that as the Lightning dropped a 9-2 decision in the final to finish as silver medalists. The Lightning’s Mary Rose Batthish led all scorers in the division with Madeline Angaran posting the most assists. 

Silver for U19AA-Lee team

Playing in a tough six(6) team division, the U19AA-Lee team didn’t get the start they were looking for when they dropped their opener 6-3 to Mississauga. This made the road to the medal round that much harder as they still had to play heavy contenders in London, Rive Sud, and Lac St Louis. Beating highly ranked London 5-2 in a critical ranking game was one of the tournament highlights for the team in what was a total team effort. Carrying the momentum over into their game against Rive Sud (the eventual Division Champions), the Lightning handed Rive Sud their only loss of the tournament in a very closely contested 6-5 match that included 9 lead changes or ties. With a berth into the semi-final on the line, the Lightning and Lac St Louis skated to a 4-4 tie in a hotly contested, penalty filled affair that resulted in the same two teams meeting in a semi-final match a little more than 12 hours later. In what perhaps became the teams’ strongest outing to date, the Lightning dispatched of Lac St Louis with a 5-3 victory to advance to the final against Rive Sud. The Lightning was unable to keep their incredible run going as Rive Sud took the final 7-1. The Lightning did show that they are another Richmond Hill team to watch out for.

In other tournament action, the U16A-West team went undefeated during round robin play riding the hot goaltending of Daniela Sokolova who allowed only 3 goals in four games while posting 2 shut outs. The Lightning faced an offensive powerhouse from Timmins in a semi final that had six players in the top ten of scoring. Timmins bested the Lightning 5-3 in the semi to knock the Lightning out of medal contention.

To see how the rest of the Lightning teams did, please visit score2stats for complete schedule and results.
 
This article has been viewed 604 times.
Social Networking
Follow Us On
Follow Richmond Hill Ringette on Twitter
- and -
Visit Richmond Hill Ringette on Facebook
- and -
Follow Richmond Hill Ringette on Instagram
Manage Subscriptions
Signup to receive email or text messages for the teams you want to follow.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 16
    Sep
    Organization
    Registration is now open for the RHRA 2020-2021 season.  Registration rates at this time are for the Fall Session which is from Monday October 5th to Sunday December 20th. 
  • 10
    Sep
    Organization
    Hello Lightning!   We are getting close to returning to the ice and want to ensure everything is done as safe as possible and within health guidelines.  While not all details are finalized, we are now happy to provide the attached Return to ...
  • 24
    Jul
    Organization
    Hello Lightning!   We hope you are all well and staying safe! We know everyone is looking for information and eager to get back out on the ice in preparation for the new season.  Everyone is missing the amazing sport that we love. 
  • 14
    Jul
    Organization
    In anticipation of preparing for the re-launch of ringette this Fall, each Association must have a COVID Safety Leader (CSL). The CSL, while not an Association board position, will be the key point of contact for our association between our ...
  • 17
    Jun
    Organization
    In order to prepare for the upcoming season we need your help by completing this survey from Ringette Ontario.
  • 16
    Jun
    Organization
    Richmond Hill Ringette Association is pleased to announce our Board, Executive, and Staff for the 2020-2021 season.
  • 14
    May
    Organization
    Richmond Hill Ringette Association is pleased to announce the following Provincial coaches for the 2020-21 season. 18+ AA – Rich Sandercock 18+ A – Chris Todd/Sean West (2 teams) U19AA – Sarah Ianni and Doug Lee U19A1 – Cindy Chamandy U19A2 – ...
  • 30
    Mar
    Organization
    Hello Lightning Family.  We hope all of our players, families, coaches, officials and volunteers are staying safe during this very challenging time.  We trust that everyone is doing their part to support our community by practicing physical ...
Printed from rhringette.com on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 12:38 PM