In league action on Sunday morning at the Allman Arena, the All Equip Repair Peewee ‘B’ Aces skated to a 1-1 tie with Ingersoll Ice.
Coming out of the gates flying, Aces opened the scoring at 4:30 of the first period. Putting the puck past the Ice goalie was Hailey Walsh from Mihret Eliasziw.
Despite firing multiple quality shots and having some juicy rebounds, the Stratford forwards could not find a way to put another shot past her.
The defence kept the strongest of the Ice shooters to the outside and did not allow many quality shots, but those that did get through were steered aside or trapped by Emma Ivey.
With one minute remaining, the Ice pulled their goalie and tried to hem the Aces in, but could not.
Aces pushed the puck up the ice and had it in the offensive end until one breakout pass released the Ice and they skated up on a 3-on-2 break.
Ivey stopped the first shot but then the Ice squeezed one home high blocker side with a mere nine seconds remaining in the game.
While heartbreaking, the girls played hard and the wins will start to come with continued hard work.
On Saturday night in Ingersoll, the All Equip Peewee ‘B’ Aces played an excellent league game against Ingersoll Ice, but came out on the losing side of a 1-0 final.
With four players missing, Aces played all out from beginning to end, but could not get the puck past the Ice goalie. Even with winning a vast majority of the puck battles and firing 32 pucks at the Ingersoll net, there were no bounces to be had.
All the girls from the Aces squad deserve full credit for skating hard right to the end.
The All Equip Peewee ‘B’ Aces lost 2-1 in their league game against Ilderton Jets last Wednesday in Komoka.
After one period of play, Aces had 11 shots on the Jets goaltender with no goals to show for it.
In the second period still holding a lopsided edge in shots, Stratford had two blunders that ended up as goals. Goalie Emma Ivey could not do much to stop the two Ilderton goals.
It took until just under eight minutes left in the game and the 32nd shot for the Aces to score. Mihret Eliasziw scored with an assist going to Makena Kyer.
Even with the push on and many more shots on the Ilderton goalie, Aces could not pull out the tie.
In exhibition play the previous night at the Stephen Township Arena, the All Equipment Repair Peewee ‘B’ Aces edged South Huron Sabres from Exeter, 1-0.
The All Equip Peewee ‘B’ Aces played a rough and tumble game against the Sabres.
The game remained scoreless until 6:33 remaining in the third when Mia Kuepfer put home the lone marker of the contest. Kuepfer was assisted by Faith Binns and Jessica Rae.
Overall, the Peewee Aces played a good game with some bounces finally going their way.