On Oct. 29 after nine days of rest, the U-10 Snipers were anxious to get back into action when they took on London Lynx at the Pryamid Rec. Centre.
The local girls looked a little rusty to start, and London took advantage scoring the first goal of the contest.
Fifteen seconds later, Cierra Boyer answered back with an unassisted goal to put Snipers on the board. This seemed to fire up the team and started a chain reaction as further goals were added by Emily McCurdy, Alia Linton (two), Jayden DeBoer, and Josie Corby before London was able to put another past St. Marys goalie Abby Cunningham.
Before the end of the first half, another goal was added to the tally by Jill Cunningham to give Snipers a cushy lead.
The second period saw some great passing and movement in and out of the zone by the defencemen and centres.
London added another goal, but the power and passing skills of the Snipers were too much for the London crew.
Goals were added by Kendra Robertson, Kaitie Gratton and Jill Unich to help put the final count at 10-3 for the home team.
Best Ice Crushers on road
On Nov. 7, the U-10 Snipers travelled north to face off against the Goderich Ice Crushers.
With the promise of a possible visit to Cuthberts for their famous cream puffs and donuts, the U-10 squad was ready to take to the ice and play.
It seemed promising at the start when 30 seconds in DeBoer sent a sharp pass to Boyer to open the scoring.
Defenceman Unich was able to take advantage of ring possession and enter the zone to score at the midway mark of the opening half.
McCurdy scored after a great passing play with DeBoer and Gratton, before Goderich answered back with their first goal, and 30 seconds later with their second.
Gratton would add another goal to the tally before the end of the first to take a two-goal lead into the break.
Goderich opened the second period with a quick goal off the free pass. Boyer quickly replied to regain the two-goal lead.
Ice Crushers continued to push, scoring again to pull them again to within a goal.
After a pep-talk and quick instruction on the bench from coaches Jeff McCurdy and Lisa Boyer, the girls pulled it together and starting working as a team.
Great passing and defensive play ensued and saw the Snipers dominate the play, keeping the ring in the Goderich zone for the rest of the half.
Goals were scored by Robertson, DeBoer (two), McCurdy, Corby and Boyer (two) to give Snipers a convincing victory as they bested the Ice Crushers by a final score of 12–6.