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Southern AAA capture 2nd Gold in York Region Challenge Cup
Submitted By Jim File on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Congratulations to the Southern Region AAA team on capturing Gold at the York Region AAA Challenge Cup hosted by the Newmarket, Markham and Richmond Hill Ringette Associations.

This past weekend saw some of the province’s most elite AAA players converge in York Region for the second Challenge Cup of the season.  The tournament was hosted by Newmarket, Markham and Richmond Hill Ringette Associations and many young fans and spectators came out to fill the stands and watch the games at all 3 venues around the region.
Southern Region AAA finished round robin play in 1st place with a 5-2 win over Central and a 4-4 tie with United on Friday.  Wining 3-2 over Western and 7-6 over Eastern on Saturday, before tough loss 4-5 against Northeast in their final round robin game on Sunday. 
In the final on Sunday afternoon,  Southern met up with Western.  Southern captured a quick 1-0 lead on a goal by Laura Soper and Western evened the scoring at the end of the 1st period.  Both teams battled it out until Southern took the lead with a goal scored by Allie Pepper Murray.  The team controlled the ring and held the lead for a final victory with a 2-1 win. Congratulations to the Southern Region team who won their second gold medal of the Challenge Cup series.

Richmond Hill Lightning was well represented on 3 of the 6 AAA teams by a total of 12 current Richmond Hill Lightning players and one alumni.  Both the competition and games were fast paced and competitive with close one goal games and ties in many of the battles on the ice.

Congratulations goes out to all of our current and past Richmond Hill players for representing their regions and demonstrating their skill and passion for the sport.
Southern AAA
Jada Laliberte
Hannah Lee
Nadia Mattucci
Christina Mongillo
Allie Pepper-Murray
Julia Roman
Mackenzie Snelgrove

Central AAA
Beth DeMelo
Kaleigh Ionadi
Niah LeGroulx
Kaitlyn McGillen

United AAA
Simone Branch
Jenni Hearn

Mark your calendars for the 3rd AAA Challenge Cup on February 16th – 18th 2018 which sees the teams return to York Region during the Newmarket Ignite the Ice Annual Tournament!
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