U12 Thunder Win Gold

Chatham Thunder U12 ringette

The Chatham Thunder U12 ringette team won gold this weekend in London – Contributed Photo

The U12 Chatham Thunder took home the gold medal at the 35th Annual London Lynx Ringette tournament this past weekend, with an undefeated record for the weekend. Outscoring their competition by a staggering 36-6 in only four games showed not only the firepower the Thunder possesses, but amazing goaltending as Natalie Haggerty posted an incredible 1.5 goal per game average.

In their opening game, Chatham defeated Newmarket 5-3. Kate Thompson started off the Thunder with a trio of goals in their opener with Kaia Rivard firing a pair to finish off the Newmarket team. Assisting were Gabby Arbour with three, and Myah Walters, Julia Haggerty, and Abby Padbury with single assists.

In game two, Chatham took a lopsided 12-0 win over St. Thomas. Rivard and Walters each scored three with Walters earning two helpers as well. Julia Haggerty fired two and singles were added by Thompson Arbour and Rebecca Durocher. Leading with helpers was Thompson with an amazing five assists, Alayna White with two and Allison Newman, Maya Haines and Durocher each with a single helper.

Facing Whitby, Chatham took a 14-1 win in their third game to finish off the round robin. Chatham scorers were Rivard with three, Thompson and Walters each with 2, Julia Haggerty firing a season high 4 goals and singles added by Arbour, Newman, and White with a single and 2assists. Goaltender Natalie Haggerty received a rare point as a ringette goaltender but nonetheless an assist was given to her record.

Chatham would then advance to the final where they would face Caledonia, and take a 5-2 win and the tournament title. Myah Walters finished off her tournament with three goals, and Thompson and White each added a single. Thompson with three helpers and White and Julia Haggerty with a helper each.

Pictured Above: Front row: Natalie Haggerty. Second row: Gabby Arbour, Rebecca Durocher, Kate Thompson, Maya Haines, Abby Lumley. Third row, Kaia Rivard, Alayna White, Julia Haggerty, Abby Padbury, Myah Walters, Allison Newman, Head Coach Renee Rivard. Back Row: Assistants John Thompson, John Haggerty and Trainer Jeff Walters.

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