The Vancea Financial Peewee ‘C’ Aces played two WOGHL exhibition games against Ilderton Jets this past weekend.
On Saturday, the play started slow with a scoreless first period. Halfway through period two, a nice pass from Jessica Rae set up Rachel Nash for her first goal. Nash would score two more in the third to get a hat trick with assists from Jillian Pitts.
Jets attempted a comeback early in the third period, but the Aces would stay ahead and take a 3-1 win.
On Sunday, the Peewee Aces met the Jets on home ice.
Ilderton scored early in the first period. However, Aces would dominate the second period with goals by Ryley Jacobs and Victoria Hahn, with assists from Pitts and Natalie Weinheimer.
Late in the second, Kate Schneider deposited a high pocket shot to give Aces a 3-1 advantage. Jacobs scored again early in the third with assists from Binns and Jessie Hahn to secure a solid 4-1 victory.
Bantams get road tie
On Saturday afternoon at Columbia Ice Fields in Waterloo, the Best Western-The Parlour Bantam House League team skated to a 2-2 tie with Waterloo Ravens No. 2.
Best Western opened the scoring late in the first period. Jessica Wynne scored on a perfect cross-ice pass from Mallory Petrie. Tina Tiemens initialized the play by stopping a breakout and knocking the puck to Petrie.
Waterloo tied it a minute later. Best Western tallied again in the third when Natalie Dale finshed off a rush with a low shot to the glove side. Tiemens drew an assist. Ravens tied it again 30 seconds later.
There were two penalties throughout the game, one by each team.
In the end, Best western was beaten by the goal posts. Brianna Patterson rang one off the post in the second with a seeing eye point shot and Tiemens knocked one off the post in the third.
It was a great effort from Stratford, seeded eighth against fourth-seeded Waterloo.
Intermediates clip Klippers
The Kinsmen Club of Stratford Intermediate Aces are holding onto second place in the K-W Local League after a win and a loss this past weekend.
Aces defeated Kitchener Klippers 2-1 at the Don McLaren Arena on Saturday. Brooke Clarke-Horan and Kirsten Matthews each recorded singles, assisted by Megan Dale and Brooke DeYoung.
Alexa Groenestege was solid, as usual between the pipes.
On Sunday, a very short-staffed Stratford squad recorded only their second loss of the season, as the visiting Cambridge Black won by a score of 4-0.
Dunny’s Peewees win, tie
The Dunny’s Source for Sports Peewee ‘BB’ Aces had a successful weekend, taking three of a possible four points.
Aces travelled to Aylmer on Friday night to meet the top-seeded BAD Blazers.
Stratford opened the scoring in the first period when Madison Smith fired home a shot, set up by Abby Gilchrist. Aces scored again in the third period. McKenzie Dietrich wrapped around a beautiful goal after some great offensive pressure from Brooklyn Rau and Neely Clarke.
Blazers made things interesting by netting a goal with 2:32 left to play. Abby Gilchrist popped in the third Aces’ goal, and then Stacey Shackleton fired an empty-netter from the red line to seal the final score at 4-1.
On Saturday, the Peewee Aces hosted the second-place London Devilettes.
Brooklyn Rau popped one in for the Aces after a battle in front of the London net. Devilettes answered midway through the third. Aces fought hard for the remainder of the game, but settled for a 1-1 tie.
Atoms nipped by Bobcats
Stratford MacDonald's Atomic 1 Atoms lost a close one, 2-1, to the Kitchener Bobcats on Sunday morning at the Allman Arena.
The Atom 1s came out strong, keeping the puck in the Kitchener end for most of the first period. At 4:53 of the first, Lauren Martin knocked the puck home on a one-timer from Sammy Orr and Meg Feore. After that, the Kitchenere goalie became stingy.
At 4:51 of the second, Bobcats got one the scoreboard, leveling the score at 1-1. Almost minute later at 4:05, Kitchener struck again, making it 2-1.
The Atomics continued to keep the pressure for the rest of the game playing very disciplined position hockey. Unfortunately, the puck could not find its way into the Kitchener net.
With the goal posts well dented and the Kitchener goalie extremely tired, Stratford had to finish the game down 2- 1. A grest game was played by all the girls.
Johnston blanks Roadrunners
Stratford Sirkel Intermediate Aces defeated Cambridge Roadrunners White 4-0 Sunday night at Dufferin.
Lydia Mueller started off the scoring with unassisted wrap-around goal in the first period. Alieda Boersen scored in the second, banging in a rebound off an Ali Graver shot.
Early in the third, Rachel Carney took a Devynn Hughes breakout past end-to-end, beating the goalie high blocker side.
Ali Bell rounded out the scoring with a late breakaway goal, assisted by Boresen and Jill McIntosh.
Brittany Johnston earned the shutout.
Stratford teams square off
In Peewee House League regular season action recently, Stratford Boston Pizza and Stratford Blowes Stationary played a spirited game.
Quinn Rison scored early in the first period to give Blowes Stationary a 1-0 lead. Adriana Danen drew an assist.
Bella Gingerich tied the score midway through the second with Sarah Frank drawing the assist as she cleared the defensive zone. The game stayed tied until the third when Alyssa Huehnergard from Boston Pizza Aces scored what proved to be the game winner. Jenna Caslick and Madison Boon drew the assists on the goal.
All girls from both teams played a great game.