Warriors to Mandi Schwartz Challenge
December 8th, 2015
Warriors headed for Mandi Schwartz Challenge, in Wilcox SK on Wednesday Dec 9th. Girls returned to the tournament as the defending Mandi Schwartz Challenge Champions. Girls will be playing three preliminary games on Thursday and Friday. Their opponents and game times for the rest of the weekend will depend on the preliminary round games results.
Warriors played their first game of the tourament on Thursday morning against the Saskatoon Stars. The game stayed scoreless for the first period, but in the second period the Stars scored. In the third period Warriors could not tie the game and the Stars scored on powerplay, making the final score 2-0 loss for the Warriors.
Warriors played their second game of the tournament on Friday morning against Westman Wildcats. The game was tied 1 all after the first with Brittany MacDonald scoring for the Warriors. It was a close game to the end with a tie 1-1 at the end of the second. In the third period we scored 1 goal and they scored 3. With their last goal being an empty netter. Morgan Lindstein made some amazing saves.
Warriors played their third game of the tournament on Friday night against St. Fx from Edmonton. Delaney Ross scored one in the first as well as Kennedy Ganser. St. Fx was able to score one in the first as well. Second period was scoreless but in the third period Sydney Hill and Codie Cross both scored goals leaving the final score 4-1 for the Warriors.
Warriors played their first game on Saturday morning at 11:15am against Shaftesbury Titans. Girls got scored on in the girst period, and both teams scored in the second. Mikko pulled Morgan out little over a minute left in the third period but the Warriors could not score. Final score 2-1 for Titans.
Warriors had their last game of the tournament on Saturday night at 8:15pm against Swift Current Wildcats. The girls had a good start of the game, even though the Wildcats were able to get one behind Warrior goalie Cassidy McEwen, but Dara Greig scored as well. In the second period Kennedy Ganser scored, and in the third period Ariana Pinchuk and Delaney Ross scored, leaving the final score 4-1 for Warriors.
Overall, not quite Warrior hockey this weekend with 2-3-0 record, but the girls finished off the last game of the weekend well. Warriors headed back to Warner on Sunday morning and this is it for the games until JWHL Weekend in Minnesota in the New Year!