Thunder Golden At Regionals
The Heuvelmans’ U10 Chatham Thunder girls took top spot, bringing home gold in the Western Region Ringette League’s Regional Tournament this weekend.
Chatham opened the tournament with a 7-6 victory over Waterloo. It was a hard-fought battle between the two teams with Chatham netting the winning goal with only 3 seconds left on the clock. Later in the day Chatham faced Hanover, the top team of the North Division. As the two divisional top leaders played Chatham was able to continue their winning streak and defeat Hanover with a 3-2 win.
The 2 top teams of the South Division met face to face on Saturday. The Chatham Thunder girls faced their rivals and defeated them 7-3 which took them to the Gold medal game.
Chatham met the Waterloo team again on Sunday morning for the Gold medal game. The Thunder came out on top with a 6-5 victory over Waterloo. With only one minute left Waterloo pulled their goalie to have an extra attacker on the Thunder as a last attempt to tie the game. With amazing goaltending and defence the girls were able defeat the extra offensive pressure and maintain their lead.
Jocalin Hastings topped the scoresheets with 10 points on the weekend; 8 goals and 2 assists. Lilly Allado and Keira Rivard also added 7 points a piece. Lilly scored 6 with 1 assist and Keira netted 3 with 4 assists. MaKayla Wilson put up an additional 2 goals and 3 assists. Malarie Badder netted 1 with 3 assists. 3 more points were added to the Thunder’s strike by Grace Norris and Abby Janess. Grace with 2 goals and Abby with a single.
Brook Howe, Olivia Wilson and Tara Wilson all added one additional point to the teams overall combined 39 points with assists.
Goaltender, Addison Tope, was spectacular for each game. She made many amazing plays to protect the teams leads and keep the girls on track for gold.
Pictured Above: Front Row: Addison Tope. Second Row: Lilly Allado, Grace Norris, Claire Turner, Jocalin Hastings, Claire Forshee. Third Row: Keira Rivard, Olivia Wilson, Brianna Badder, Malarie Badder. Fourth Row: Brooke Howe, Makayla Wilson, Tara Wilson, Abby Janess. Coaches: Amanda Tope, Jason Allado, Paul Norris, Kari Howe, Sarah Wilson