Predators claim U19 Jacks provincial AA crown
PICKERING – The Guelph Predators captured the Ontario Ringette Association’s AA provincial title in the U19 Jacks division.
The Predators edged Waterloo 4-3 in the gold-medal match after doubling Richmond Hill 4-2 in the semifinals.
Guelph had finished atop the standings after the preliminaries with five wins and a loss in its six games.
The Predators defeated City of Ottawa 5-3, Gloucester Cumberland 9-3, Richmond Hill 3-2, Timmins 9-3 and Mississauga 7-3 and tied London 5-5.
Claire Wyville scored a tournament-high 18 goals for the Predators while Anna Lawrence, Christina Nadalin and Melanie Hatch each had six goals. Julia Patton added four goals while Taryn McManus had three and Rachel Woods, Sophie Albert and Danielle McIntosh each had one.
Lawrence assisted on 13 goals while Sidney Claerbout had 10, Woods eight, Nadalin seven, Wyville five, McManus, Madison Jarvis and Madison Seabrooke four each, Hatch, Patton, Albert and McIntosh three apiece and Samantha Gorgi, Emily McQuaid Heather Vink and Abby Hahn one apiece.
The goaltending tandem of Gorgi and Janna Griffioen yielded an average of 3.00 goals per game.
The Predators suffered a 2-1 loss to West Ottawa in overtime in a tie-breaker game after the two teams had finished the preliminary round tied for fourth with identical 4-2-0 records. Top four qualified for the playoff round.
The two teams did not meet in the preliminary round.
Guelph had beaten London 2-1, City of Ottawa 2-0, Richmond Hill 5-1 and Cambridge 8-1, but lost 4-3 to eventual bronze medalist Gloucester Cumberland and 6-2 to eventual gold medalist Waterloo.
Jaden Hounsell and Abby Auger had five goals apiece for the Predators while Skylar Lina had four, Sam Tracey three, Gabby Jauvin and Hanna Hutton two apiece and Sarah Pedersen and Cerys Mochan one each.
Tracey assisted on five of the goals while Hounsell and Lina each had four assists, Auger had three, Jauvin, Pedersen and Mackenzie Kovats had two each and Hutton, Colleen Zandstra and Regan Hart had one apiece.
Goalies Kate Driscoll and Tasha Dykstra gave up an average of 2.14 goals per game.
The Predators were ousted after tying for sixth in the preliminary round.
The Guelph squad had two wins, three losses and a tie in the round.
The Predators defeated Richmond Hill 5-3 and West Ottawa 5-4, tied London 4-4 and lost 2-1 to Gloucester Cumberland, 5-3 to Waterloo and 3-1 to Central Whitby.
Hilary Davidson scored seven goals for the Predators while Morgan Kirk had three, Lauren Eccles and Bronte Bilton two each and Mackenzie Kuntz, Sascha Woolcott, Bryn McClennan, Alexa Ferraccioli and Lauren Bilton one each.
Eccles had seven assists, Davidson and Kuntz four each, Julia Mezenberg three and Kirk, Bronte Bilton, Woolcott, Ashton Kemper, Laina Carberyy and Samantha Hood one apiece.
Goalies Madalynn Brown and Mikayla Billing combined to post a goals-against average of 3.50 in the tournament.
The University of Guelph Gryphons lost all six of their games in the tournament.
The Gryphs were defeated 6-1 by Waterloo, 6-1 by Richmond Hill, 7-0 by Cambridge, 9-3 by Jordan, 9-2 by Waterloo G and 7-4 by Waterloo D.
Cecilia Diebold had three goals for the U of G while Katelyn Desgagne had two and Faryn Smith, Sarah Palmeter, Alex Jackson, Carly Stephens, Maggie Kiernan and Mikala Baker had one apiece.
Nicole Giordano assisted on five of the goals while Smith, Jackson and Palmeter had two each and Diebold, Stephens, Kiernan and Baker had one each.
The netminding duo of Makayla Remus-Everitt and Ali Tasker gave up an average of 7.33 goals per game.
- Guelph Sports Journal