The Sarnia Jr. Lady Sting PW C team captured the Championship of the Stratford Festival City Challenge Tournament on the Nov. 23-25 weekend going undefeated with a record of 4 wins and 1 tie.
In pool play, they defeated Ilderton 4-1, tied Statford 1-1, defeated Saugeen Shores 1-0 and defeated South Huron 5-1. With the undefeated record in pool play, they advanced directly to the Gold Medal Game.
The final game was an exciting, back and forth game against Ilderton. Ilderton scored a nice top-corner wrist shot from the slot mid-way through the second period.
With 2:42 remaining in the third period, the drama unfolded with Sydney Robbins skating coast-to-coast and finishing the play with a beautiful blocker-side wrist shot into the corner of the net to tie the game.
Following five minutes of goal-less sudden-death OT, the championship was going to be determined by a shoot-out.
The Lady Sting won 2-0 in the shootout with Sydney Robbins and Angelique Aliperti scoring for the Sting and Angela Steen stopping all 3 Ilderton attempts.
The Lady Sting played fantastic, team hockey all weekend and displayed excellent composure, determination and effort to earn the Gold Medals.
Team members include Angelique Aliperti, Emily Anderson, Ally Core, Meghan Dupuis, Erin Ellis-Parr, Madilyn Fairbairn, Morgan Flett, Meghan Harvie, Sarah Heath, Claire Heggie, Madeleine Leliveld, Emma L’Heureux, Ashley Little, Sydney Robbins, Angela Steen, Tamara Stone and Kaylee White.
The team is coached by Erin White, LeeAnn Ellis, Scott Heggie and Tim L’Heureux. Team trainers include Laura Heggie, Karen L’Heureux and Caroline White