The Under 10 Chatham Thunder ringette team competed in Cambridge this past weekend and showed the crowd why they are division leaders and undefeated. With three wins and one tie they brought home the gold medal.
Friday they opened the tournament against Cambridge Orange defeating them by a score of 11-0. Avery Haines receiving the shutout. Scorers with two goals each were Delaney George, Kylyn Murphy, and Martina Legere. Singles were netted by Emilie Newman, Kaitlyn Sammon, Natasha Anderson, Hannah McLeod, and Leah Thompson. Assisting on goals were Delaney George, Natasha Anderson, Hannah McLeod, Shelby Ritzer, Chloe Crone, Kaitlyn (Rosie) Warner, and Leah Thompson.
Saturday’s action saw two riveting games against a fantastic team from Guelph. The first game started with Kaitlyn (Rosie) Warner scoring five minutes in with a beautiful backhand. The second period started with the girls being down by a score of 2-1, but Natasha Anderson used her speed to score just 48 seconds in tying it up. With 1:11 to go Chatham was down by a score of 3-2 and ready to pull their goaltender but Chloe Crone charged in to tie it up. After a flurry of shots at both ends Leah Thompson netted the winner with 30 seconds left in the game.
The next game again against the third place team Guelph was a hard fought battle resulting in a 4-4 tie which allowed Chatham to advance to the gold medal game. Scoring two goals was Emilie Newman followed by singles from Chloe Crone and Martina Legere. Assisting was Shelby Ritzer and Chloe Crone.
The gold medal game was held Sunday against Cambridge Black in front of their home crowd. The game was close in the first period ending in a tie 2-2 with goals from Chloe Crone and Kaitlyn (Rosie) Warner. The second period was dominated by Chatham with 6 unanswered goals. Scoring two goals apiece were Natasha Anderson and Hannah McLeod. Singles came from Leah Thompson and Emilie Newman. Assists from Shelby Ritzer, Martina Legere, Kaitlyn Sammon and Sophie Horban.