Nov 08, 2021 | Melissa Armstrong | 630 views
U18AA Bring home another silver at Stormfest
Wellington Lady Dukes - Belleville Bearcats U18, sponsored by Well
Busters, brought home the silver medal for the second tournament in a
row after competing in the North York Stormfest.
Lady Dukes dropped their opening game Friday morning 1-0 to the host team and had to fight their way back to the top of the pool. They bounced back in their afternoon match-up against Windsor Wildcats and came out victorious with a 1-0 decision, lone goal going to Makenzi Jones, assisted by Emily Moore. Superior shutout from Cassidy Dobson kept the Lady Dukes' hopes alive for advancement.
Entering Saturday morning's game the Lady Dukes needed a win with a couple goal margin to secure first place in the pool and punch their way to the semis. After forty-five minutes of play they dominated with a lopsided 6-0 win over OHA. Goals scored by Jones, Moore, Peyton Armstrong, Elyse Ives (2) and Taylor Adams, assists going to Sydnie Johnston, Abby Hicks, Kaya Brahaney, Moore, Hailey Putnam, Ives (2), Adams (2) and Armstrong (2). Shutout credit to Addy Cochrane. Saturday afternoon saw the Dukes faceoff against Mississauga in the semi finals. After trading goals all game, the Lady Dukes pulled out an exciting 5-3 win, empty net goal, to earn their berth in the finals. Goals scored by Hailey Robinson, Maci Davis, Jones and Adams (2) with assists going to Jennifer Keller, Hicks (2), Moore (2), Jones, Johnston and Brahaney.
Sunday afternoon's match-up against the Whitby Wolves for the gold was nothing short of thrilling. Ives opened the scoring with a backhanded tip, assisted by Armstrong, late in the first period but only held the lead for six minutes before the Wolves tied it up early in the second. Both goalies turned away game changing shots to keep the contest as a tie going into the third. With a player in the box for the Dukes, Whitby capitalized on the power play to take the lead in the game and eventually the win with a 3-1 final, empty net goal.Lady Dukes celebrated the second place finish with another banner to be hung from the rafters.
Come on out Friday, November 12 at the CAA arena in Belleville to watch their home opener against Clarington at 7:30pm. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for all the game highlights.