In U-10 ringette action on the weekend, St. Marys Cement Co. Snipers were on the road travelling to Dorchester and Goderich.
On Saturday at the Flight Exec Centre, Dorchester Dragons were breathing fire and the Snipers were not able to extinguish the flames.
Arielle Barber got the call in net, being tested early and often. Snipers went on an early powerplay, but quickly gave up a shorthanded goal.
Still with the man advantage, Jessica Burlingham scored unassisted tying the score 1-1. It was short-lived as the Dragons scored on the ensuing shift taking a 2-1 lead.
St. Marys was quick to answer back as Regan Frayne fed Sarah Lynch who knotted the count at 2-2. Dorchester once again took the lead at the eight-minute mark, making it 3-2.
Unfortunately, Snipers were not able to score anymore as Dorchester dominated the game cruising their way to the win.
Snipers were out-shot 19-6 by the intermission and 42-8 overall for the game. Barber had an outstanding game in net despite the lack of support given around her.
On Sunday, the U-10 Cement Snipers had an early start to the day as they travelled to Goderich to take on the Ice Crushers for a 10 a.m. start.
Snipers knew they had to start performing, both defensively and offensively, after coming off such a lopsided loss and they did not disappoint!
On the first shift of the game, Jillian Sterkenburg hit Frayne to open the scoring just 53 seconds into the contest. Two minutes later, Anaya Larmer went in unassisted making it 2-0.
Arielle Barber was in net again, turning back several point-blank shots to preserve the lead. Sterkenburg then made it 3-0 after a great setup by Burlingham at the nine-minute mark.
It looked as though Goderich was mounting a comeback, but Barber had other plans making a great toe save and denied the Goderich forward.
With seven minutes remaining in the first half, Isabella Aarts picked up the ring in a scramble and scored making it 4-0. Goderich kept on attacking, but some great defence by Niamh Brennan and Ella Taylor kept the Ice Crushers at bay.
This amazing start to game set the tone for the duration. Both the offence and defence rose to the occasion as the Snipers were relentless in their attack earning the victory and allowing Barber to earn her first shutout.
Scoring for the Snipers were Larmer with three, Burlingham, Sterkenburg, Frayne and Kaylee Fowler with two apiece, and Aarts picking up one. Assists went to Sterkenburg, Burlingham (two), Larmer (two), Megan Richardson, Alexandra Binning and Olivia Nugent.
Next up, the U-10 Snipers are looking for a little payback as they host Dorchester this Saturday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. at the PRC.