Predators topped by Quebec Two at U19 Nationals

LEDUC, Alta. – The Guelph Predators suffered their second loss in Pool A round-robin play at the Canadian under-19 ringette championship tournament Wednesday.

The Predators yielded the first five goals of the game in a 5-1 loss to Quebec Two (Rive Sud) in their only game at the national tournament Wednesday.

Quebec scored three times in the first period and twice in the second while Claire Wyville scored for Guelph 11 minutes into the second period. Danielle McIntosh and Rachel Woods assisted on the play.

Camille Bourke had a pair of goals for Quebec Two while Melina Frenette, Laurianne Bourke and Stephanie Jette added single goals.

The Ontario champion Predators outshot Rive Sud 39-30.

Janna Griffioen and Samantha Gorgi shared the goaltending chores for the locals.

The Guelph squad finished the third day of the tournament tied with Nova Scotia for second in Pool A with seven points apiece. Alberta Two (St. Albert Mission) leads with eight while Quebec Two and Alberta Three (Central Alberta Sting) are tied with six apiece. They’re followed by Saskatchewan with five, Manitoba Two (Magic) with four and Prince Edward Island with one.

Wyville leads the scorers for the local team with 10 goals and one assist. She’s tied with Taylor Hildebrand of Manitoba Two for the tournament lead in goals scored.

The Predators are to complete pool play Thursday with games against Alberta Three and Alberta Two.

Top four in each pool advance to Friday’s championship quarter-finals while the bottom four move on to the consolation quarter-finals.

The semifinals are also set for Friday while the medal games and consolation final are to go Saturday.

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