Home Town Crowd Helps Propel RH U16B Mews to Tournament Silver, News (Richmond Hill Ringette)

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2017-18 Regional - U16B - Mews - Home Town Crowd Helps Propel RH U16B Mews to Tournament Silver
Submitted By Loris on Wednesday, February 07, 2018

With over 60 teams competing in 130 plus games across seven venues, the 2018 rendition of the Richmond Hill Ringette Association Tournament was a roaring success.



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Leading into the tournament, U16B-Mews carried two impressive back to back victories over the Etobicoke Stingers and Paris Thunder in league play.

Cross town rivals, the Mississauga Mustangs provided the opposition on opening day. The Lightning, on a rare occasion, failed to find the back of the net during the contest and fell in defeat by a score of 2-0.

Needing to secure a victory against the St. Mary’s Snipers to give the Lightning any hope of advancing, the Lightning began to out chance the Snipers and carried a lead of 3-1 into the final half. But it proved not enough, as St. Mary’s fought back to tie the game in the dying minutes and skated to a 3-3 draw.

Off to a slow start, U16B-Mews now found themselves desperately needing a victory over the Barrie Blizzard. More importantly, they needed to keep the Blizzard off the scoreboard for a possible tie-break scenario.

From the opening buzzer, the Lightning directed over 35 attempts towards the Barrie goal in the first half alone, notching 3 goals. Exceptional goaltending and defensive play by the Lightning rear guards, held the Blizzard to just one goal, while the Lightning offense answered with an additional 5 tallies, winning their final round robin game by a score of 8-1.

The Lightning’s offensive outburst and solid defensive play against the Barrie Blizzard rewarded U16B-Mews a spot in the finals and an opening day re-match versus the Mississauga Mustangs.

A full house watched the conclusion of the U19AA division final won by Rive Sud. With the sound still reverberating in the rafters, the Lightning took to the ice and quickly found themselves behind early in the contest. Fierce forechecking and pressure at both ends of the ice by the Mustangs kept the Lightning on their heels for the majority of the game.

The Mustang’s disciplined play continued to overwhelm the offensive minded Lightning and with the clock winding down, the Mustangs defeated the Richmond Hill Lightning, earning the gold medal with U16B-Mews taking home the silver.

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