The Maverick & Son Exteriors Inc Atom A Wildcats headed out on their first road trip of the year and competed well.
The first game featured Sara Boston in goal and made keys saves as the Wildcats tied the Aurora Panthers 1-1. The offense pinned the Panthers for long stretches in their own end but could not find the back of the net. Laura Corrigal scored the lone goal and Martina Pucci assisted. The defence played extremely well limiting the Panthers’ chances.
Game two featured the Wildcat against the Mississauga Chiefs. Unfortunately, the outcome was not as anticipated as the Chiefs took it to the Wildcats 3-0. Chelsea Kingston kept the game within reach.
Game Three had the Wildcats play the North Bay Ice Boltz for a great northern rivalry. The game was scoreless through two periods and five goals were scored in the third. North Bay came out on top 3-2 with a late goal, but the coaches were extremely pleased with the total team effort both offensively but more importantly on defence, limiting North Bay’s chances.
Martina Pucci had both goals while Corrigal and Sierra Stefanizzi assisted on both. The team qualified for the consolation final and didn’t disappoint. The Wildcats were up against the Brampton Canadettes.
Again, the coaches were pleased with the total team effort. The game remain tied at 1-1 after the first period as Kaitlyn Senecal scored and Kyla Dundas assisted. Kingston made key stops in the game to keep it tied. At approximately the 6 minute mark of the third, Annika Babineau got the game winner on assists from Molly Watson and Haley Howe.
Throughout the weekend, the defence played well and kept pucks away from the net.
They included Maiana Boissoneau, Adrianna Simon, Aliya Rowe, Mikayla Krezek, Ella Zachary and Molly Watson. Tenacious forechecking was provided by Kylie Schryer and Tyya McKenzie on the penalty kills. Overall, a good weekend for the girls.
Source: Gabe Steffanizi