Notre Dame Tournament
December 8th, 2014
Warriors left in their new bus for a tournament in Wilcox, Saskatchewan on Wednesday December 10th. This is the last weekend of games for the Warriors before Christmas break. The first four games that the Warriors play in the tournament are JWHL league games. Rest of the games in the tournament will be played based on the results of first four games. Warriors will be missing their captain Shae Labbe from the line-up since she will be attending U18 Team Canada Camp in Ontario!
First game on Thursday the Warriors played against Okanagan Hockey Academy, bright and early 8am game. Warriors had a 2-0 lead after the first period, thanks to Sarah Stuehr. In the second period Kennedy Ganser and Becky Davidson both scored one goal, leaving the score 4-0 after the second period. In the third period Delaney Ross, Becky Davidson and Erica Nelson each got a goal. OHA was able to get one goal behind Natasha Singer, leaving the final score of the game 7-1 for the Warriors!
Warriors played their second game of the tournament at 2:00pm on Thursday at the Notre Dame arena, facing the Calgary Edge. The girls sure seemed tired at the start of the game and it definately was not their best hockey but the girls were able to grind the win. Goals scored by Kennedy Ganser (2 goals), Emma Nutter, Codie Cross, Sarah Stuehr and Delaney Ross. Natasha Singer played another strong game in the net.
Warner Hockey School played their third game of the tournamnet at 8:00am on Friday morning at the Milestone arena, against Balmoral Hall Blazers. Warriors started the game strong and score was 3-0 after the first period, goals scored by Sarah Stuehr, Delaney Ross, and Bryn Labbe. Both teams scored in the second period, BH two goals and Warriors one. Warrior goal scored by Bryn Labbe, leaving the score 4-2 going into the third period. Warriors kept their game up all the way trough the third period, BH pulled their goalie 2min left in the game and Becky Davidson scored into an empty net. Morgan Lindstein played a great game in the net.
Warriors played their last JWHL game of the tournament in the Rouleau arena. Ice was very small so the Warriors had to adjust their game plan a little. Score 0-0 after the first period. In the second period Codie Cross and Delaney Ross were both able to score a goal, but ND also scored two, leaving the score 2-2 going into third. In the third period Delaney Ross scored two more goals to complete her hattrick, Warriors won the game 4-2.
Girls stayed overnight at the gym in Notre Dame and had a semi-final game against the Swift Current Wildcats on Saturday. Warriors had a slow start of the game, score was 1-0 all the way up to third period. Warriors first goal was scored by Sydney Hill in the first period. In the third period Warriors scored 4 more goals; by Janet Xu, Delaney Ross, Erica Nelson and Bryn Labbe. Swift Current also scored one goal leaving the final score to 5-1. After the game Warriors headed to Regina to enjoy well earned steak dinner at the Keg. After dinner the girls started to get ready for the skills competititon which took place at the Notre Dame arena. Seven of the Warriors attended the skills competition the skills that measured were the fastest skater with the puck, most accurate shot, hardest shot, and a shoot out competition.
On Sunday Warriors had their final game against Pembina Valley Hawks at 2:00pm at the Notre Dame arena. Warriors had a much stronger start of the game than they did on Saturday, leaving the score after the first period 2-0. Goals scored by Kennedy Ganser and Delaney Ross. In the second period Warriors scored another two goals, one by Delaney Ross and one by Codie Cross. The Hawks were able to sneak one behind Morgan Lindstein but Warriors kept their pedal to the metal and the Hawks could not keep up. Warriors become officially the winners of the Mandi Schwartz tournament after their 4-1 win over Pembina!! Girls recieved a banner and their trophy and took pictures after. Girls should be very proud, they played theriselves 6/6 wins and earned #1 spot in the JWHL North Standings!! These were last games for the Warriors before Christmas break.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Warner Hockey School !!