Sarnia Lady Atom B First Tournament of the Year Proves to be a Winning One
Tuesday December 4,
Nov.30 - Dec.2 /2012
In opening action, matched up against the Lambeth Lancers, the girls were slightly sluggish. The first two periods were scoreless. Early in the third, Tori Iacobelli would score unassisted. Only three minutes later, Tori would do it again, all alone. With 7:47 to play, Lindsey Barwitzki would pounce on a loose puck in the crease, to put the Sting up by three. Assisting was Tori Iacobelli and Jadyn Clark. The final was 3-0 for Sarnia, earning the "player of the game award" was Miss Iacobelli.
Game 2, the Atoms would face the host, St. Thomas Panthers. The team was much more prepared to play, as they buzzed the Panthers, at all ends of the rink. Getting her first goal of the season, was the menacing, Avery Winder, unassisted. Next, also notching her first of the season, with a rocket of a shot, from the point, was Abbie Williams. Drawing assists were Madi Gould and Sydney Rogers. Before the first would end Tori Iacobelli would put one past the Panther goalie, unassisted.
With 1:14 left in the second period, Lindsey Barwitzki would score, getting help from Tori, and Jadyn Clark. Tori Iacobelli wasn't finished, as she would bulge the twine again, with Alex George getting a point on the goal. It was more than enough, as the Sarnia-Lambton girls would take a commanding 5-0 victory. "Player of the game" award was given to Avery Winder.
Game 3, early Sunday morning vs the BAD Blazers of Belmont, would offer an exciting game for family and friends to watch. The Lady Sting were relentless in their pursuit of of the puck. Tori Iacobelli would get the Sarnia team on the board first, with helpers going to Alex George, and Jadyn Clark.
"TC" Taylor Coutts found the back of the net, assisting were her line mates, Madi Gould and Brooke Lauwers. This line would sting the Blazers one more time, as Brooke "Gus" Lauwers put one past the Belmont goalie. Getting the assists were, TC, and Madi. The "player of the game" award, was presented to Brooke Lauwers. Sitting atop, with a 3-0 record, the Atoms would advance to the final game.
In the Championship game vs the local St.Thomas Panthers, the Sarnia Lady Sting would strike often to take a commanding lead, and never look back.
The seemingly unstoppable line of Jadyn Clark, Lindsey Barwitzki, and Tori Iacobelli, would provide the scoring punch. Jadyn Clark would put the Sting on top, with her first of the season. Lindsey Barwitzki scored in the final, as Miss Iacobelli recorded a hat trick to cap off her successful weekend.
The Panthers managed to get a lone goal on Abbie Clouse, but it was too little, too late. Lady Sting win 5-1, to bring home the Championship banner.
The kid line of Kaylee Clarke, Peri Wilson, and Sydney Rogers, would not score on this weekend, but were responsible for shutting down the opposition. Using their speed, and strong positional play. The defence consisting of Broke Boelens, Abbie Williams, Paula Jackson, Avery Winder, Alex George, and Hannah Thompson, would rarely let the other teams out of their own end.
Coach Chad Williams was extremely proud of his team, with respect to the way the girls play within their system, and interact with each other as a team.
"The three lines, all played different roles on the weekend, but none was more important than the other. The defensive pairings are well suited with each other, with each girl complimenting the other. Our goaltender, provides confidence, because the girls know Abbie is a big, agile goalie, who will stop the puck, should opposing teams make it to the net". said Williams
Coach Williams was very pleased to see some players record their first goals of the season. Congratulations Lady Sting Atom B team !