Bantam Girls capture Brantford tournament with upset victory

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Flamborough ACE Anderson/ Kidde Bantam Rep Sabres girls defeated North East Lambton 2-1, in a dramatic shootout to capture the gold medal, at the 25th Brantford Wildcats Tournament.

Kim Boughton had given the Sabres a 1-0 lead in the third period of the final, after stepping out of the penalty box and accepting a pass from Nicole Fox for a clear cut breakaway. She made no mistake. The Sabres had just killed a five-on-three power play and Boughton's goal was a shorthanded marker. With three minutes left the referee gave North East Lambton another five-on-three power play when he called two penalties on two Sabres players at the same time. The valiant Sabres killed the penalties off again, but North East Lambton pulled their goalie and scored with 27 seconds left to tie the game at 1-1.

The teams went down to 3 on 3 in overtime play, and another Sabres penalty reminded the coaches of the 2002 US-Canada game at the Salt Lake Olympics. But again the Sabres held on and the teams headed to a shootout.

Nicole Pealow was fantastic in the Sabres net, stopping all three shots in the shootout. Becky Veitch, the second shooter for the Sabres, scored a wicked wrist shot over the North East Lambton goalie's shoulder. The bench erupted on the final save by Pealow. These tough-luck girls had finally won a tournament!

In its two previous tournaments, the ACE Anderson/Kidde team had won dramatic overtime victories prior to the finals, once in triple overtime and down to one-on-one players per team and once in double overtime. Both times they ran out of gas for the finals.

This time they made sure a great team effort went into the final, after a 4-1 win over Saugeen. Rosie Cashin scored her first goal of the season less than two minutes into the game with assists from Cara MacRae and Lauren Irwin. It was all Sabres in this semi-final as the defense pairings of Darcy Shea and Morgan Collin, Ali Beltrame and Jenna Chadwick, and Beth Austerberry and Maranda Anderson continued to deny the star player of the Saugeen team any room on the ice.

Even though Saugeen scored to tie it 1-1, the Sabres were pressing. Nicole Fox scored on a rebound with assists from Brooke Arsenault and Shea, and Veitch scored to up the score to 3-1, with assists coming from Sam Kippen. Veitch scored her second into an empty net assisted by Austerberry and Bobbi Dezainde-Gray for the final 4-1 score. Katelyn Delaurier was extremely steady in the Sabres net as both Sabre goalies came to perform, as they have all year.

In the round robin, the Sabres defeated Owen Sound in the first game 2-0 on goals by Boughton, assisted by Beltrame, and Arsenault, with assists from Boughton and Fox.

The Sabres lost the second game to Saugeen 3-2, when Saugeen scored two goals in the first five minutes. The Sabres goals were scored by Chadwick, from the point, and Dezainde-Gray, from Veitch off the face off. Liz Wood scored all three goals for Saugeen.

The Sabres needed a tie or win to advance to the semi-finals and Pealow shutout North East Lambton to preserve a 0-0 draw.

In the Sabres' closest opportunity, Fox rattled one off the post. Again, the defensive play of the Sabres was sensational. The Sabres have one more tournament scheduled this year in Hamilton on March 31, April 1 and 2. They have qualified to go to the Ontario Provincial Championships on April 7, 8 and 9 in Mississauga and Brampton, and have now shown they will be no pushovers.

- Submitted by Gary Shea

Bantam Girls capture Brantford tournament with upset victory

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Flamborough ACE Anderson/ Kidde Bantam Rep Sabres girls defeated North East Lambton 2-1, in a dramatic shootout to capture the gold medal, at the 25th Brantford Wildcats Tournament.

Kim Boughton had given the Sabres a 1-0 lead in the third period of the final, after stepping out of the penalty box and accepting a pass from Nicole Fox for a clear cut breakaway. She made no mistake. The Sabres had just killed a five-on-three power play and Boughton's goal was a shorthanded marker. With three minutes left the referee gave North East Lambton another five-on-three power play when he called two penalties on two Sabres players at the same time. The valiant Sabres killed the penalties off again, but North East Lambton pulled their goalie and scored with 27 seconds left to tie the game at 1-1.

The teams went down to 3 on 3 in overtime play, and another Sabres penalty reminded the coaches of the 2002 US-Canada game at the Salt Lake Olympics. But again the Sabres held on and the teams headed to a shootout.

Nicole Pealow was fantastic in the Sabres net, stopping all three shots in the shootout. Becky Veitch, the second shooter for the Sabres, scored a wicked wrist shot over the North East Lambton goalie's shoulder. The bench erupted on the final save by Pealow. These tough-luck girls had finally won a tournament!

In its two previous tournaments, the ACE Anderson/Kidde team had won dramatic overtime victories prior to the finals, once in triple overtime and down to one-on-one players per team and once in double overtime. Both times they ran out of gas for the finals.

This time they made sure a great team effort went into the final, after a 4-1 win over Saugeen. Rosie Cashin scored her first goal of the season less than two minutes into the game with assists from Cara MacRae and Lauren Irwin. It was all Sabres in this semi-final as the defense pairings of Darcy Shea and Morgan Collin, Ali Beltrame and Jenna Chadwick, and Beth Austerberry and Maranda Anderson continued to deny the star player of the Saugeen team any room on the ice.

Even though Saugeen scored to tie it 1-1, the Sabres were pressing. Nicole Fox scored on a rebound with assists from Brooke Arsenault and Shea, and Veitch scored to up the score to 3-1, with assists coming from Sam Kippen. Veitch scored her second into an empty net assisted by Austerberry and Bobbi Dezainde-Gray for the final 4-1 score. Katelyn Delaurier was extremely steady in the Sabres net as both Sabre goalies came to perform, as they have all year.

In the round robin, the Sabres defeated Owen Sound in the first game 2-0 on goals by Boughton, assisted by Beltrame, and Arsenault, with assists from Boughton and Fox.

The Sabres lost the second game to Saugeen 3-2, when Saugeen scored two goals in the first five minutes. The Sabres goals were scored by Chadwick, from the point, and Dezainde-Gray, from Veitch off the face off. Liz Wood scored all three goals for Saugeen.

The Sabres needed a tie or win to advance to the semi-finals and Pealow shutout North East Lambton to preserve a 0-0 draw.

In the Sabres' closest opportunity, Fox rattled one off the post. Again, the defensive play of the Sabres was sensational. The Sabres have one more tournament scheduled this year in Hamilton on March 31, April 1 and 2. They have qualified to go to the Ontario Provincial Championships on April 7, 8 and 9 in Mississauga and Brampton, and have now shown they will be no pushovers.

- Submitted by Gary Shea

Bantam Girls capture Brantford tournament with upset victory

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Flamborough ACE Anderson/ Kidde Bantam Rep Sabres girls defeated North East Lambton 2-1, in a dramatic shootout to capture the gold medal, at the 25th Brantford Wildcats Tournament.

Kim Boughton had given the Sabres a 1-0 lead in the third period of the final, after stepping out of the penalty box and accepting a pass from Nicole Fox for a clear cut breakaway. She made no mistake. The Sabres had just killed a five-on-three power play and Boughton's goal was a shorthanded marker. With three minutes left the referee gave North East Lambton another five-on-three power play when he called two penalties on two Sabres players at the same time. The valiant Sabres killed the penalties off again, but North East Lambton pulled their goalie and scored with 27 seconds left to tie the game at 1-1.

The teams went down to 3 on 3 in overtime play, and another Sabres penalty reminded the coaches of the 2002 US-Canada game at the Salt Lake Olympics. But again the Sabres held on and the teams headed to a shootout.

Nicole Pealow was fantastic in the Sabres net, stopping all three shots in the shootout. Becky Veitch, the second shooter for the Sabres, scored a wicked wrist shot over the North East Lambton goalie's shoulder. The bench erupted on the final save by Pealow. These tough-luck girls had finally won a tournament!

In its two previous tournaments, the ACE Anderson/Kidde team had won dramatic overtime victories prior to the finals, once in triple overtime and down to one-on-one players per team and once in double overtime. Both times they ran out of gas for the finals.

This time they made sure a great team effort went into the final, after a 4-1 win over Saugeen. Rosie Cashin scored her first goal of the season less than two minutes into the game with assists from Cara MacRae and Lauren Irwin. It was all Sabres in this semi-final as the defense pairings of Darcy Shea and Morgan Collin, Ali Beltrame and Jenna Chadwick, and Beth Austerberry and Maranda Anderson continued to deny the star player of the Saugeen team any room on the ice.

Even though Saugeen scored to tie it 1-1, the Sabres were pressing. Nicole Fox scored on a rebound with assists from Brooke Arsenault and Shea, and Veitch scored to up the score to 3-1, with assists coming from Sam Kippen. Veitch scored her second into an empty net assisted by Austerberry and Bobbi Dezainde-Gray for the final 4-1 score. Katelyn Delaurier was extremely steady in the Sabres net as both Sabre goalies came to perform, as they have all year.

In the round robin, the Sabres defeated Owen Sound in the first game 2-0 on goals by Boughton, assisted by Beltrame, and Arsenault, with assists from Boughton and Fox.

The Sabres lost the second game to Saugeen 3-2, when Saugeen scored two goals in the first five minutes. The Sabres goals were scored by Chadwick, from the point, and Dezainde-Gray, from Veitch off the face off. Liz Wood scored all three goals for Saugeen.

The Sabres needed a tie or win to advance to the semi-finals and Pealow shutout North East Lambton to preserve a 0-0 draw.

In the Sabres' closest opportunity, Fox rattled one off the post. Again, the defensive play of the Sabres was sensational. The Sabres have one more tournament scheduled this year in Hamilton on March 31, April 1 and 2. They have qualified to go to the Ontario Provincial Championships on April 7, 8 and 9 in Mississauga and Brampton, and have now shown they will be no pushovers.

- Submitted by Gary Shea