On Saturday, Dec. 6, St. Marys U-8 Bunnies played a strong game against London and dominated throughout as the teams took part in the annual Snipers ringette tournament at the PRC.
The first period saw St. Marys score three goals.
Olive Aarts netted the first goal, assisted by Charlee Henderson and Chloe Richardson. Kylie Robertson scored next for St. Marys, assisted by Aarts. Aarts scored again, with the assist going to Abby Martin.
In the second half, the Bunnies went on to score five more goals to make it an 8-2 final for St. Marys. Olive Aarts scored two more, while Ella Carter, Chloe Richardson and Raella Brodhagen each netted one.
Kylie Robertson, Ella Carter, Isla Unich, Olive Aarts and Charlee Henderson assisted on those goals.
Team grabs early lead
On Sunday, Dec. 7, the U-8 Bunnies’ winning weekend continued in a game against Forest at the Legacy Recreation Centre.
After an initial goal by Forest, the Bunnies were quick to tie it and then jump into the lead which set the tone for the remainder of the game.
With netminder Abby Martin doing a solid job of stopping shots, the first period saw Raella Brodhagen, Natalie Taylor and Erin Green score two goals each, with singles from Kylie Robertson and Cortney Linton.
The score was 8-2 at the end of the opening half. Second-period highlights included Olive Aarts in net deflecting shots by determined Forest players, and excellent passing by the St. Marys girls.
Forest tried to close the gap with two quick goals, however, the Snipers responded with two more goals--scored by Jorja Linton.
Cortney Linton, Erin Green and Raella Brodhagen tacked on goals to make the final score 13-6 in favour of the visitors.