Bancroft Jets game reports | Nov. 17
Midget girls squeak out 1-0 win
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 Comet 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. The win keeps the Jets with an undefeated record at 7-0-2 and first place in their Eastern loop with 16 points.
The Jets host 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 p.m. to face-off against the Lynx in their first meeting of this season.(Submitted by Dan Marsden)
Leveque Brothers / Rock Breakers Peewee Girls sweep weekend series
The peewee girls played a home and home series against the Cold Creek Comets this past weekend. On Saturday, they travelled south to the Comet’s 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 net-minder. 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.
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.
Bantam Girls win one, lose one
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 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 Billings. Semach helped keep the Jets in the game with solid goaltending throughout.
Next game is 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.