Peewee girls Sabres set to go for the gold

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The FGHA Peewee B Sabres ended the regular season in first place in SWGHL league play with an impressive record of 13 wins, one loss and six ties. Coaches Jeff Gifford, Dave Anderson and Doug Drochner are impressed with the way the girls have continued to show grit and determination throughout the season, to end with a well deserved spot on top of both the East and West Divisions.

The Regular Season Division Championship is awarded to the team with the most points accumulated from all games during regular season play. But, they are not finished yet! Now they are on fire and ready to face both league playoffs, and playdowns to the OWHA Provincials.

In playdown action, the Sabres came out fast and strong against a formidable Ancaster team last Friday night. Captain Lindsey Tracy netted a clean shot to put the Sabres on the scoreboard in the first period. Goalie Kelly Henley stopped everything and anything that came her way, working her magic to defend the Sabres lead, along with defensive assistance from Brittney Nagel, Emily Poot, Danielle Gifford, Amanda Swiniarski and Brittany Kerkhof. The defensive lines continue to work together solidly to protect the net and quickly clear away rebounds. Linemates Nicole Drochner and Tiana Casaluce added an insurance goal in the second to strengthen the Sabres lead. The Sabres held onto their lead throughout the game to end with a 2-0 win.

The next day, the team traveled down the highway to Niagara Falls, where they fought hard to earn another win. The forward line of Blair McConnochie, Kendall Voorthuyzen and Harmony Anderson wowed the crowd, working together to show the Niagara team that they came out to play, and would not be beat. The puck was dug out of the corner and put back to the point in the first period, and Amanda Swiniarski was ready to drill her rocket shot on net that blew past the Niagara goalie to put the Sabres up 1-0 for the win, and another step closer to qualifying for the Provincials. Kelly Henley earned yet another shutout with her outstanding play in net.

In a playoff match last week, the Sabres traveled to Hamilton to take on the Hawks. The play was hard and fast throughout the game. Hamilton scored first, but the Sabres answered quickly with a goal scored by Morgan Walters, with assistance on the play from linemates Brandi Riggs and Holly Patterson. The Sabres' solid defense held on and did not allow the Hawks to capitalize on three different power play attempts, and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

In addition to their coaches, the Sabres would also like to thank their trainers, Lisa Casaluce and Debbie Riggs for their commitment and dedication on and off the ice.

-Submitted by Marianne Voorthuyzen

Peewee girls Sabres set to go for the gold

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The FGHA Peewee B Sabres ended the regular season in first place in SWGHL league play with an impressive record of 13 wins, one loss and six ties. Coaches Jeff Gifford, Dave Anderson and Doug Drochner are impressed with the way the girls have continued to show grit and determination throughout the season, to end with a well deserved spot on top of both the East and West Divisions.

The Regular Season Division Championship is awarded to the team with the most points accumulated from all games during regular season play. But, they are not finished yet! Now they are on fire and ready to face both league playoffs, and playdowns to the OWHA Provincials.

In playdown action, the Sabres came out fast and strong against a formidable Ancaster team last Friday night. Captain Lindsey Tracy netted a clean shot to put the Sabres on the scoreboard in the first period. Goalie Kelly Henley stopped everything and anything that came her way, working her magic to defend the Sabres lead, along with defensive assistance from Brittney Nagel, Emily Poot, Danielle Gifford, Amanda Swiniarski and Brittany Kerkhof. The defensive lines continue to work together solidly to protect the net and quickly clear away rebounds. Linemates Nicole Drochner and Tiana Casaluce added an insurance goal in the second to strengthen the Sabres lead. The Sabres held onto their lead throughout the game to end with a 2-0 win.

The next day, the team traveled down the highway to Niagara Falls, where they fought hard to earn another win. The forward line of Blair McConnochie, Kendall Voorthuyzen and Harmony Anderson wowed the crowd, working together to show the Niagara team that they came out to play, and would not be beat. The puck was dug out of the corner and put back to the point in the first period, and Amanda Swiniarski was ready to drill her rocket shot on net that blew past the Niagara goalie to put the Sabres up 1-0 for the win, and another step closer to qualifying for the Provincials. Kelly Henley earned yet another shutout with her outstanding play in net.

In a playoff match last week, the Sabres traveled to Hamilton to take on the Hawks. The play was hard and fast throughout the game. Hamilton scored first, but the Sabres answered quickly with a goal scored by Morgan Walters, with assistance on the play from linemates Brandi Riggs and Holly Patterson. The Sabres' solid defense held on and did not allow the Hawks to capitalize on three different power play attempts, and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

In addition to their coaches, the Sabres would also like to thank their trainers, Lisa Casaluce and Debbie Riggs for their commitment and dedication on and off the ice.

-Submitted by Marianne Voorthuyzen

Peewee girls Sabres set to go for the gold

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The FGHA Peewee B Sabres ended the regular season in first place in SWGHL league play with an impressive record of 13 wins, one loss and six ties. Coaches Jeff Gifford, Dave Anderson and Doug Drochner are impressed with the way the girls have continued to show grit and determination throughout the season, to end with a well deserved spot on top of both the East and West Divisions.

The Regular Season Division Championship is awarded to the team with the most points accumulated from all games during regular season play. But, they are not finished yet! Now they are on fire and ready to face both league playoffs, and playdowns to the OWHA Provincials.

In playdown action, the Sabres came out fast and strong against a formidable Ancaster team last Friday night. Captain Lindsey Tracy netted a clean shot to put the Sabres on the scoreboard in the first period. Goalie Kelly Henley stopped everything and anything that came her way, working her magic to defend the Sabres lead, along with defensive assistance from Brittney Nagel, Emily Poot, Danielle Gifford, Amanda Swiniarski and Brittany Kerkhof. The defensive lines continue to work together solidly to protect the net and quickly clear away rebounds. Linemates Nicole Drochner and Tiana Casaluce added an insurance goal in the second to strengthen the Sabres lead. The Sabres held onto their lead throughout the game to end with a 2-0 win.

The next day, the team traveled down the highway to Niagara Falls, where they fought hard to earn another win. The forward line of Blair McConnochie, Kendall Voorthuyzen and Harmony Anderson wowed the crowd, working together to show the Niagara team that they came out to play, and would not be beat. The puck was dug out of the corner and put back to the point in the first period, and Amanda Swiniarski was ready to drill her rocket shot on net that blew past the Niagara goalie to put the Sabres up 1-0 for the win, and another step closer to qualifying for the Provincials. Kelly Henley earned yet another shutout with her outstanding play in net.

In a playoff match last week, the Sabres traveled to Hamilton to take on the Hawks. The play was hard and fast throughout the game. Hamilton scored first, but the Sabres answered quickly with a goal scored by Morgan Walters, with assistance on the play from linemates Brandi Riggs and Holly Patterson. The Sabres' solid defense held on and did not allow the Hawks to capitalize on three different power play attempts, and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

In addition to their coaches, the Sabres would also like to thank their trainers, Lisa Casaluce and Debbie Riggs for their commitment and dedication on and off the ice.

-Submitted by Marianne Voorthuyzen