Gold & Silver at Southern Region Championships!, News (Richmond Hill Ringette)

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Gold & Silver at Southern Region Championships!
Submitted By Miriam Weaver on Thursday, April 11, 2019
Four Lightning teams travelled to Paris Ontario for the Southern Region Ringette Championships the weekend of March 29th-31st, 2019.

U10 Raphael

In the U10 division, the Raphael team started off their tournament with a decisive 9-5 win over Mississauga. The U10 team was only up 2-1 at the half then scored 7 goals in the second period to take the win.

Their second game against Burlington-S team saw them up only 3-2 at the half, but they ramped up their game in the second half taking the win with a score of 9-2.

In their third and final round robin they would face the Burlington-C team in which they would solidify going undefeated in round robin with a final score of 9-3.  This placed them as first overall after round robin and booking a ticket to the gold medal game!

The finals were a much closer affair against Mississauga who struck first opening the scoring a few minutes into the game.  At the half Richmond Hill would find themselves on the other side with a score of 2-3.  Lauren Flint would quickly tie it up shortly into the second period, but Mississauga lashed back and would go up again.  Lauren Flint would tie things up again before Charlotte Natsheh potted two which would solidify the U10 team bringing home the gold and being crowned Southern Champs!

Charlotte Natsheh and Lauren Flint finished in the top five overall in the division.


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U12 Thomas

In the U12 division, the Thomas team opened the first day with a 6-2 win over Cambridge.

Their second game against neighbouring Markham was a close one but they walked away with another win and a final score of 6-4.

The squad would end round robin undefeated with another win against Etobicoke and a final score of 8-4 and securing a spot in the gold medal game!

The finals were an intense battle with Richmond Hill opening the scoring quickly in the first period with a goal from Apina Saththijesvaran.  Markham would storm back and score 3 goals in the first half.  Richmond Hill would open the second period with a quick goal by by Ryan Pham.  Apina Saththijesvaran would score another to tie things up, but Markham would bite back and score the eventual game winner with just under five minutes remaining.  The Lightning fought hard and would walk way as Silver Medalists for Southern Region!

Rachel Lee, Apina Saththijesvaran, Erika Tuzi, Spencer Lee, Erica Gale, and Ryan Pham would finish in the top five overall in the division.


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U14 Leroux

The U14 team opened up day one with a scoreless game on both sides of the ice.  Facing Caledonia they had some penalty trouble but walked away with a tie game to start off the tournament.

They faced Etobicoke for game two of the tournament.  Etobicoke would score two goals in the first and another two in the second walking away with the win and a final score of 0-4.

Their third game saw them facing Caledonia again with the Lightning were down by two at the half.  The would score in the second period and not allow their opponent to score again, but unfortunately would walk away with their first loss and a score of 1-2.

For their final round robin the squad would face Etobicoke again and this time they were on the winning side of the scoreboard.  The Lightning would score first, with Etobicoke scoring shortly after keeping the score tied at the half.  In the second period the Lightning would score another and hang on for the win with a final score of 2-1.

U19 Thompson

The U19 Thompson team started off their tournament with a very close game against a tough Sunderland team.  Richmond Hill would come within one with just under 20 seconds to go but it wasn’t enough, and Sunderland would walk away with the win with a final score of 4-5.

In their second game against Cambridge, Richmond Hill would again strike first with Cambridge quickly tying it up.  Cambridge would score again and at the half the Lightning would find themselves down 1-2.  The Lightning tried to battle back but fell just short with a final score of 2-3.

Their final game would be the end of the road at Southerns against Caledonia.  The Lighting would run into some penalty trouble Caledonia would take the win with a final score of 4-6.

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