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Peewee girls sweep weekend series against the Comets

The peewee girls played a home and home series against the Cold Creek Comets this past weekend. On Saturday they travelled south to the Comets’ stomping grounds where they played the most intense game of the season to date. Both teams came out strong and aggressive but the Jets were the first to hit the scoreboard with a goal by Olivia Villamere assisted by Hailey Hudder. Before the first period ended “Fireball” Chloe Billings found the back of the net assisted by Megan Jenkins to extend the lead to 2-0 going into the second period. The Comets were not going to give up as they got one past the Jets netminder. Wanting to defend their lead in an action packed game the Jets scored two more goals to finish the game off at 4-1 with goals going to Ryan Rupnow assisted by Emma Tidey and Tidey assisted by Elyse Ives and Jenkins.
Sunday the Comets travelled north for game two of the weekend where they faced a very dominant Jets team. With great puck control and passing the Jets made a statement with an 8-1 victory over the Comets to take the four points on the weekend. Goals were scored by Billings (3) Trista Young Ives Avery Coens Jenkins and Peyton Armstrong. Assists on the game sheet went to Jenkins Mackenzie Hudder Emily Alexander H.Hudder Young Billings Ives Tidey (4) and Ava Smith (2). Some great stops were made by Bella Smolen on the weekend to back the Jets up.
Come watch the girls take on Cold Creek again Saturday Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. in Bancroft in the final matchup during the first ever Bancroft Jets Girls Day.
Submitted by Melissa Armstrong

The Parkview Dental/Canadian Tire Bantam Jets split games over the weekend. On Friday the Jets travelled to Peterborough to take on the Ice Kats. Starting off the scoring streak in the first period was Olivia Martin assisted by Jaylin Frost. Martin scored again shortly after unassisted making it 2-0. The third goal of the game was scored from the point by Haley Goulet unassisted. Martin secured a hat trick with her third goal near the end of the period assisted by Mackala O’Connor.
The second period saw the Jets adding two more to the scoreboard. Hannah McMann scored twice with assists from Martin and Beth Brownlee consecutively.
The girls continued to set up plays in the third and the team’s efforts resulted in two more goals Kennedy Croskery with a single assisted by O’Connor and Martin with her fourth goal of the game assisted by Paige Billings. Courtney Semach secured the shut out for the Jets in net.
Final score Jets 8 Ice Kats 0.
On Sunday the girls again hit the road to play the Ennismore Eagles on their home ice. The girls worked hard throughout the game but in the end came up one goal short with the Eagles taking the win 3-2 over the Jets.
Scoring for the Jets were Beth Brownlee unassisted in the first period and Kendra Bandy in the third with a great shot from the blue line into the top corner assisted by Paige Billings. Courtney Semach helped keep the Jets in the game with solid goaltending throughout the game.
The team thanks their sponsors for their continued support and looks foward to having you come and watch them play this coming Saturday Girls Hockey Day at 5 p.m. at the NHCC. The team will also be hosting a bake sale starting at 3 p.m. Come out and support the girls and get a head start on your Christmas baking!
Submitted by Linda Goulet

The Bancroft I.D.A./Red Eagle Family Campground midget B girls hosted the always determined Cold Creek Comets in Bancroft on Sunday afternoon.
The Jets challenged the Comets in their most physical and gritty effort of the season. Tori Shpikula put the Jets on the scoreboard early in the first period with a tenacious effort to chase down a loose puck beat the Cold Creek defender and then fooled the Comets net-minder with a weak angle shot that snuck between the post and the tender. Both teams pressured the other squad the rest of the game trying to find another scoring marker but solid defence and stingy goaltending kept the score 1-0 in favour of the Jets. Katie Hoover earned the shut-out win (her sixth of the season) as Bancroft stepped up their physical play and used their body contact to take away the ice from the Cold Creek attack. Great effort girls in this hard fought tilt!
The win keeps the Jets with an undefeated record at 7-0-2 (seven wins and two ties) and first place in their eastern loop with 16 points. The Jets hosts the Ennismore Eagles on Saturday Nov. 19 in Bancroft at 6 p.m. and then travel to Lindsay on Sunday Nov. 20 at 5:45 pm to face-off against the Lynx in their first meeting of this season. Keep up the focused efforts girls as we gear up for our Kitchener Fall Fest Tourney the following weekend of Nov. 25 and 26.
Submitted by Dan Marsden

The Storm midget A team crushed the Muskoka Rock 5-1 in Minden Friday Nov. 11. It began with a power play goal by Owen Patterson-Smith passes came from Nolan Flood and Shawn Walker. Shortly after the Rock answered back with a goal while on a power play. Minutes later the Storm team captain Patterson-Smith deked through the Rock and grabbed the go-ahead goal help from Trevor Turner and Nolan Flood. The Storm team went on the defence and successfully killed off a few penalties. Chris Thompson took control of the puck from behind his net and dangled into the Rock’s end he ripped a shot which resulted in another goal. Owen Gilbert banged in another goal for the Storm team creating a comfortable gap and ending the second period 4-1 assisted by Mark Saville. There were some aggressive plays in the final period. A point shot from Ryan Prentice deflected in and made it 5-1. That was it for the score with special mention to Carson Sisson who made some outstanding saves for the Storm team. Sponsors: The Highlander and Smolen Family Dentistry.
Submitted by Suzanne Haedicke

On Saturday Nov. 12 the JoAnne Sharpley’s peewee team took to the ice in Minden to play the Elmvale Coyotes. The Coyotes struck first but the Storm kept up the pressure with a goal by Dylan Keefer assisted by Evan Armstrong and Nick Phippen. The Storm kept up the momentum putting in another less than a minute later with another goal by Keefer assisted by Phippen. With the Storm going up 2-1 the Coyotes weren’t backing down and scored another to tie it up 2-2. The second period the Coyotes kept coming scoring two more to put them ahead 4-2. Despite the Storm trying everything they could and goalie Darian Maddock stopping everything that came to him the Storm fell 4-2. On Sunday the 13th the Hunstville Otters came to Minden to play the peewees. The Otters were on the board first putting it 1-0 going into the second. The Otters scored three quick goals at the start of the second to put them ahead 4-0. The Storm took advantage on two power plays and netted two goals of their own. Goals scored by Phippen assisted by Keefer and Winder and the second scored by Keefer assisted by Winder and Colin Glecoff putting the score at 4-2. The Storm tried to battle back but just couldn’t come back with the otters putting in one more with the Storm falling 5-2. The next game for the peewees is in Pembroke at the Silver Stick tournament. Sponsored by JoAnne Sharpley Source for Sports and Haliburton Family Medical Centre.
Submitted by Ron Hall

On Saturday Nov. 12 the Haliburton Timber Mart Highland Storm novice team hosted the Elmvale Coyotes in Minden for their meeting of the season. The Coyotes came out strong and dominated play early forcing the Storm to dig deep and respond. The Storm capitalized on a few key scoring opportunities but could not stop the offensive attack of the Coyotes. Elmvale came out on top and were the better team on this day. Goals for the Storm were scored by Brechin Johnston assisted by McLean Rowden and Josh Scheffee.
Looking to redeem themselves the Haliburton Timber Mart Highland Storm novice team travelled to Cannington on Sunday Nov. 13 to face the Brock Wild. Both teams put together some beautiful passing plays resulting in tallies for the scoreboard. It was goal for goal action for the entire three periods ending in a 5-5 tie. Liam Harrison Evan Jones Brechin Johnston and Austin Latanville all netted goals for the Storm assisted by Jace Mills and Parker Simms. Strong defensive play by the Storm kept the Wild from surging ahead in the final minutes of the game. The novice team is back in action next weekend as they compete in the Walt McKechnie novice tournament on their home ice in Haliburton. Sponsors are Haliburton Timber Mart and Canadian Tire.
Submitted by Janice Scheffee

The Cottage Country Building Supplies/Ridgewood Ford Highland Storm atoms hosted the Elmvale Coyotes at the S.G Nesbitt Arena on Nov. 12. The first period was a battle however with seconds left Aiden Perrott scored with a wraparound goal. At the start of the second period the Coyotes scored making the game 1-1. But at the end of the second Aiden Perrott scored another goal making 2-1 going into the third. In the middle of the third the Coyotes scored again tying the game 2-2. However the Storm were not going to give up. Aiden scored his hat trick goal giving the Storm a win of 3-2.
The atoms host the Huntsville Otters at the S.G. Nesbitt Arena at 12:30 on Nov. 19. Sponsors are Ridgewood Ford and Cottage Country Building Supplies.
Submitted by Amber Card