Edward, ON - The Sarnia Girls Silver Stick
tournament opened Friday and the Lambton Shores
Predators Peewee B team earned their first victory
in round robin play, defeating the Troy Sting 5-3.
the teams played really hard," said Predators coach
Jim Sollen. "`When I saw the warm up I thought the
other team would have our number for sure but our
kids rose to the challenge. They played one of their
best games of the season."
Predators had the lead after the first period
despite Gracie Dickerson of Troy having a breakaway
chance that she hit the post on. Cassidy Sollen
picked up a loose puck in the slot and put a wrist
shot high over the Troy goalie to make it a 1-0
second, Sollen would have a chance for a second on a
short breakaway but her shot would go high over the
net. It wouldn't be long for Sollen to pick up her
second of the game, as a second breakaway attempt
would be stopped as well, but she would pick up her
own rebound and jam it in past Troy goalie Paige
Lewand for a 2-0 Lambton Shores lead.
find a way to fight back into the game, capitalizing
on Predator turnovers in their own zone. After a
failed clear attempt, Katie Gialloreti would get two
chances at the side of the net and the second would
get through the pads of Mackenzie Esselment to cut
the lead in half.
later, the Sting would tie the game, as another
failed clear would lead to a goal, as Libby Williams
would put a wrist shot past Esselment to tie the
game at 2-2.
Shores would control the puck nearing the end of the
period, and with under a minute remaining, Madison
Van Haaren would throw a pass from the corner out to
Holly Shelton in front of the net who would put it
past Lewand to restore the Predators lead 3-2.
the third the Predators would go back up by two
goals as Sollen would finish off her hat-trick,
picking off the puck at the blue line and sending a
long wrist shot on net that would beat Lewand high
for a 4-2 Predators lead.
Shores would make it a three goal lead as Hadley
Cornellious would get the fifth goal by Lewand for a
would get her second of the game for the Sting after
a wrist shot in the slot beat Esselment, but the
goalie would have the last stop, as Gialloreti would
get a breakaway on a bad Lambton Shores line change,
but she would be stopped by Esselment to keep it a
two goal victory for the Predators.
victory is the first game for the Predators in a
three game round robin and an important victory, as
a loss could eliminate you from the playoff rounds.
you feel good getting off to a great start," said
Sollen. "I'm optimistic that we will do well but I
know we are going to have to play hard."
Shores will take on Waterloo at 3:40 in Point Edward
today and finish at Sarnia Arena tomorrow at 1:20
with a game against Waterloo.
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