Bancroft Jets game reports
|The Highlander | October 20, 2016|
Midget girls undefeated
The Bancroft I.D.A. / Red Eagle Family Campground midget B girls hosted the Keene Wolverines Sunday afternoon in their home opener in Bancroft.
The Jets looked to continue with their strong start to the season after having no games for two weeks.
Bancroft had a sluggish start to the game, but eventually shook off the Thanksgiving break, found their focus and ramped up their level of play. Katie Funk opened the scoring midway through the first period, capitalizing on a loose puck in the slot. Kenndal Marsden netted a hat-trick to round out the scoring with two goals in the second period, and a beauty wrister in the third, to make the score 4-0. Katie Hoover stopped all Wolverine shooters with her third straight shut out to start the season.
The team travels to Cold Creek on Saturday, Oct. 22, to take on the Comets in an evening contest at 6:30 p.m. in Brighton. (Submitted by Dan Marsden)
Pewees win back-to-back
The Leveque Bros / Rock Breakers Peewee girls played host to the West Northumberland Wild on Saturday in the Bancroft arena with a loud crowd cheering them on. The Jets were first to the scoresheet after a fast goal in the first period scored by Chloe Billings, assisted by Petyon Armstrong.
The Wild answered right back to tie the game. Bancroft turned on the jets with two more goals in the first and entered the second period with a 3-1 lead. Goals scored by Billings and Olivia Villamere with assists going to Megan Jenkins and Emma Tidey. The Jets soared through the rest of the game, potting four more goals to finish off the game with a 7-1 win. Goals going to Villamere (3) and Trista Young, assists for Armstrong (2), Jenkins (3) and Tidey.
The girls travelled to Frankford Sunday to face the Cold Creek Comets. The girls hit the score sheet first again, with a goal by Mackenzie Hudder, assisted by Jenkins. Cold Creek answered right back 17 seconds later to tie the game.
The game proved to be more physical Sunday, but the Jets found their legs and came out flying in the second period with four more goals, scored by Avery Coens, assisted by Armstrong, Tidey, assisted by Ryan Rupnow, Jenkins assisted by Emily Alexander and Hailey Hudder, assisted by Billings. Final score was 5-2. (Submitted by Melissa Armstrong)
Bantams bring home silver
The Parkview Dental/Canadian Tire Bantam Jets spent the weekend playing exciting hockey in the Etobicoke Pink the Rink Tournament, and even brought home some hardware.
The team started off with their first game Friday against the West Oxford Inferno.
The girls put forth a solid effort taking the win by a score of 5-0. The first goal of the game was scored by Haley Goulet, assisted by Alannah Eastman. The team came out strong in the third period with Hannah McMann scoring, assisted by Beth Brownlee. Carling Pepin, assisted by Paige Billings, Goulet assisted by Marissa Cannon and Paige Billings, unassisted, all added to the team victory. Stellar goaltending was performed by Courtney Semach throughout the game and produced a shutout.
The second game in the late evening contained more fast-paced hockey against the North Bay Ice Boltz.
The girls worked hard, resulting in a 1-1 tie. The Jets lone goal was scored by Carling Pepin, assisted by Marissa Cannon.
Saturday afternoon saw the Jets play their third game against the Nepean Wildcats. The girls played hard but came up short, falling 3-0 to the Wildcats.
The girls later took on the Bluewater Sharks. Wanting to recover from their previous loss with the championship game within their reach, the Jets came out on top winning 4-1. Scoring for the Jets were Paige Billings, Jaylin Frost with two, and Olivia Martin. Semach, once again, performed strongly between the pipes.
The Championship Game Sunday was a rematch against the Nepean Wildcats. Again, despite their best efforts, the Jets came up short, losing to the Wildcats 4-0.
The Jets would like to thank their sponsors, parents and coaches who helped ensure the team had a successful, and fun, weekend.
The Bantams play their season opener against Peterborough Thursday at 7 p.m. at the N.H.C.C. (Submitted by Linda Goulet).