Flamborough girls the Kats' meow in Peterborough

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Hard work and perseverance propelled the Flamborough Girls Atom 'C' ROI Engineering Sabres to a gold medal weekend at the Peterborough Ice Kats Hockey Tournament in early December.

The Sabres played five games in three days on the road to the championship - a road that got off to a bumpy start when Flamborough was forced to take the ice without their goalie in their first game. But Emily Piccini dropped back from her position on defence to make some fantastic saves in net through the first period.

Flamborough finished the game with a 2-0 shutout against Outaouais thanks to a couple of big saves by netminder Deanna late in the game. Sabres goal scorers were Leanne Gourlay and Allison Czerny.

In their second game, the Sabres stepped it up against the host Peterborough Ice Kats and came away with a convincing 3-0 win. The team played well, showing off some fine passing and puckhandling skills that proved to be the difference. Piccini, Czerny, and Logan Boyd found the net, leading the way to the team's second shutout of the tourney. Leanne Gourlay, Brianne Wasson, and Lauren Carroll led the defence in stopping the Ice Kats from getting any good scoring chances.

DOUSING THE FLAMES

Game three pitted Flamborough against a highly-touted Clarington Flames squad, in what turned out to be a preview of the championship game.

All the players worked hard and played very smart hockey, pressuring the puck relentlessly to set up numerous scoring plays. Melissa Stefureak fired in two goals and added two helpers, leading the way to a 6-0 win over the tough Clarington team. Not far behind in the scoring was Emily Piccini with a goal and two assists, Logan Boyd with two goals, and Brianne Wasson with one marker.

In game four, the Whitby Selects came out hard against the Sabres and earned a 1-1 tie. The Sabres did not have their usual jump for the early morning game, but managed the tie on an unassisted goal by Allison Czerny.

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

The final game - the anticipated rematch against Clarington - was a barnburner at the Peterborough Memorial Centre, with both teams going hard from the start.

The title match featured plenty of end-to-end action and stellar goaltending that kept the game scoreless until midway through the second period. Flamborough's Stefureak capitalized on a breakaway and fired a hard shot off the inside of the post that found the back of the net.

With a slim one goal lead, the Sabres rose to the occasion to preserve the victory - and championship.

The coaching staff was extremely pleased with the girls' efforts and hope to build on this victory for rest of the season.

The tournament banner will be installed at the Carlisle Arena as a reminder of the Sabres' accomplishment.

The Team thanks its sponsors for their support, including ROI Engineering, BBCF Resources Ltd., Edward Jones Investments Carlisle, and Sexaur Ltd.

Flamborough girls the Kats' meow in Peterborough

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Hard work and perseverance propelled the Flamborough Girls Atom 'C' ROI Engineering Sabres to a gold medal weekend at the Peterborough Ice Kats Hockey Tournament in early December.

The Sabres played five games in three days on the road to the championship - a road that got off to a bumpy start when Flamborough was forced to take the ice without their goalie in their first game. But Emily Piccini dropped back from her position on defence to make some fantastic saves in net through the first period.

Flamborough finished the game with a 2-0 shutout against Outaouais thanks to a couple of big saves by netminder Deanna late in the game. Sabres goal scorers were Leanne Gourlay and Allison Czerny.

In their second game, the Sabres stepped it up against the host Peterborough Ice Kats and came away with a convincing 3-0 win. The team played well, showing off some fine passing and puckhandling skills that proved to be the difference. Piccini, Czerny, and Logan Boyd found the net, leading the way to the team's second shutout of the tourney. Leanne Gourlay, Brianne Wasson, and Lauren Carroll led the defence in stopping the Ice Kats from getting any good scoring chances.

DOUSING THE FLAMES

Game three pitted Flamborough against a highly-touted Clarington Flames squad, in what turned out to be a preview of the championship game.

All the players worked hard and played very smart hockey, pressuring the puck relentlessly to set up numerous scoring plays. Melissa Stefureak fired in two goals and added two helpers, leading the way to a 6-0 win over the tough Clarington team. Not far behind in the scoring was Emily Piccini with a goal and two assists, Logan Boyd with two goals, and Brianne Wasson with one marker.

In game four, the Whitby Selects came out hard against the Sabres and earned a 1-1 tie. The Sabres did not have their usual jump for the early morning game, but managed the tie on an unassisted goal by Allison Czerny.

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

The final game - the anticipated rematch against Clarington - was a barnburner at the Peterborough Memorial Centre, with both teams going hard from the start.

The title match featured plenty of end-to-end action and stellar goaltending that kept the game scoreless until midway through the second period. Flamborough's Stefureak capitalized on a breakaway and fired a hard shot off the inside of the post that found the back of the net.

With a slim one goal lead, the Sabres rose to the occasion to preserve the victory - and championship.

The coaching staff was extremely pleased with the girls' efforts and hope to build on this victory for rest of the season.

The tournament banner will be installed at the Carlisle Arena as a reminder of the Sabres' accomplishment.

The Team thanks its sponsors for their support, including ROI Engineering, BBCF Resources Ltd., Edward Jones Investments Carlisle, and Sexaur Ltd.

Flamborough girls the Kats' meow in Peterborough

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Hard work and perseverance propelled the Flamborough Girls Atom 'C' ROI Engineering Sabres to a gold medal weekend at the Peterborough Ice Kats Hockey Tournament in early December.

The Sabres played five games in three days on the road to the championship - a road that got off to a bumpy start when Flamborough was forced to take the ice without their goalie in their first game. But Emily Piccini dropped back from her position on defence to make some fantastic saves in net through the first period.

Flamborough finished the game with a 2-0 shutout against Outaouais thanks to a couple of big saves by netminder Deanna late in the game. Sabres goal scorers were Leanne Gourlay and Allison Czerny.

In their second game, the Sabres stepped it up against the host Peterborough Ice Kats and came away with a convincing 3-0 win. The team played well, showing off some fine passing and puckhandling skills that proved to be the difference. Piccini, Czerny, and Logan Boyd found the net, leading the way to the team's second shutout of the tourney. Leanne Gourlay, Brianne Wasson, and Lauren Carroll led the defence in stopping the Ice Kats from getting any good scoring chances.

DOUSING THE FLAMES

Game three pitted Flamborough against a highly-touted Clarington Flames squad, in what turned out to be a preview of the championship game.

All the players worked hard and played very smart hockey, pressuring the puck relentlessly to set up numerous scoring plays. Melissa Stefureak fired in two goals and added two helpers, leading the way to a 6-0 win over the tough Clarington team. Not far behind in the scoring was Emily Piccini with a goal and two assists, Logan Boyd with two goals, and Brianne Wasson with one marker.

In game four, the Whitby Selects came out hard against the Sabres and earned a 1-1 tie. The Sabres did not have their usual jump for the early morning game, but managed the tie on an unassisted goal by Allison Czerny.

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

The final game - the anticipated rematch against Clarington - was a barnburner at the Peterborough Memorial Centre, with both teams going hard from the start.

The title match featured plenty of end-to-end action and stellar goaltending that kept the game scoreless until midway through the second period. Flamborough's Stefureak capitalized on a breakaway and fired a hard shot off the inside of the post that found the back of the net.

With a slim one goal lead, the Sabres rose to the occasion to preserve the victory - and championship.

The coaching staff was extremely pleased with the girls' efforts and hope to build on this victory for rest of the season.

The tournament banner will be installed at the Carlisle Arena as a reminder of the Sabres' accomplishment.

The Team thanks its sponsors for their support, including ROI Engineering, BBCF Resources Ltd., Edward Jones Investments Carlisle, and Sexaur Ltd.