Lady Wolves busy in Oshawa and Stoney Creek
by Randy Pascal
Taking advantage of the highways heading south while the weather is still good, a quartet of teams representing the Sudbury District Girls Hockey
Association were in action last weekend, with tournaments in Oshawa and Stoney Creek.
The Sudbury Atom "B" Lady Wolves were eliminated in semi-final action, but saw enough to warrant a move up to the "BB" classification prior to
their next tournament action November in Barrie.
The Lady Wolves realized the issue, immediately in game one, after trouncing the Cold Creek Comets in their opening encounter of the Lady
Generals Fall Classic. Chloe Leduc showed the way with a hat trick, with Mya Massimiliano, Réanna Tremblay and Ava Massimiliano
netting two goals each.
Abigail Yeomans recorded the shutout, with her team looking equally as dominant in game two, a 6-0 whitewashing of the North York Storm.
Tessa Ranger, with two, and Delaney Williams joined Leduc, Tremblay and Ava Massimiliano on the scoresheet, with Olivia Duhamel
keeping things clean between the pipes.
Things were much tighter to start the day on Saturday as the Massimiliano siblings handle the offense and Duhamel keeps her shutout streak alive in a 2-0
victory over the Brampton Canadettes.
The offense was back in full force for the final round robin game as Sudbury downed the Lindsay Lynx 7-1, with Ranger exploding with a four
goal effort. Kaija Kaltianen, Tremblay and Ava Massimiliano also pulled the trigger once each, as the northern crew earn a semi-final berth opposite
the Peterborough Ice Kats.
That would be the end of the line for coach Eric Robitaille and company, as they blanked the Lady Wolves 3-0. Rounding out the Sudbury roster are
Haley Moores-Seguin, Ava Bignucolo, Janna Tarini, Reese Roy, Gabriella Massimiliano, Danyka Tremblay, Cassidy Dutrisac and Mackenzie Lepage.
The Peewee "AA" Lady Wolves made it equally as far in Oshawa, though their competition was much more even as the Sudbury girls posted a record of 2-1-1
in pool play. The Lady Wolves got rolling early Friday morning, slipping past the Kingston Ice Wolves 2-0 as Farrah Farstad registered the
After dropping game two to the Clarington Flames (4-0), the Sudbury peewees held a 1-0 lead versus the Ottawa Ice, with under two minutes
to play, settling for a 1-1 draw. Needing a win to move on, the local girls got the job done, besting the Guelph Gryphons 4-0 as Macie
Setterington picked up her first win in a Lady Wolves uniform, a shutout no less.
Back up against Clarington for a second time, the Peewee "AA" Lady Wolves would fare no better in the rematch, beaten 3-0 by the Flames. The 2017-2018
Peewee "AA" team is comprised of Aysia Francis-Debassige, Adrianne Alexander, Ella Coulson, Charlotte Theriault, Sequoia Nebenionquit, Ava Assinewai,
Bianca Vigna, Katie Pilotte, Brook Lynn Lantaigne, Claudine Tubin, Sierra Boyuk, Elliana Scharf-Moxam, Jenna Jacobson, Maija Potvin, Paige Lortie and
goaltenders Macie Setterington and Farrah Farstad.
The team staff is comprised of Blair Coulson (Head Coach), Brandon Coulson (Assistant Coach), Stan Tubin (Assistant Coach),
Stephane Lantaigne (Assistant Coach), Paula Coulson (Trainer) and Samantha Theriault (Manager).
The Sudbury Bantam "A" Lady Wolves picked up a win and a tie in their four outings, just missing out on advancing to the final four. The team
kicked off their season with a 4-0 win over the West Northumberland Wild and remained undefeated on Friday, earning a 1-1 draw with the Brantford
Ice Cats in their evening encounter.
A tough 1-0 loss at the hands of the Whitby Wolves would cost them dearly, as the girls were sent packing thanks to a 3-0 setback to the
Finally, the Bantam "AA" Lady Wolves are showing early signs of duplicating some of the success enjoyed by the 2016-2017 Bantam "AA" crew, emerging
triumphant in four of their five games at the Stoney Creek Sabres Bantam "AA" Showcase.
A 2-0 win over Detroit Honeybaked would get the locals off and running, as Kelsey Dunn scored a pair of goals in support of the clean
slate that was recorded by netminder Kianna Trottier at the other end of the rink.
The team made it a perfect Friday, closing the day with a 4-1 victory over the Gloucester-Cumberland Stars as Jenna Lachance, Chloe Leduc,
Aoife Mahaffy and Brenna Coyne hit the mark for the Lady Wolves.
The Sudbury crew would take full advantage of an over-matched Milwaukee Jr Admirals entry on Saturday morning, padding their stats en route to
an 11-0 shellacking of the team from south of the border.
Kelsey Dunn (4), Chloe Leduc (2), Ashtyn Denomme (2), Ellee Lacasse, Elizabeth Laberge and Elise Bélanger provided a much greater
onslaught than what Kianna Trottier would require in recording a second straight whitewash.
Back to reality for their pool play finale as the Lady Wolves and host Stoney Creek Sabres head to overtime, tied at one. Lauren Fearn
provided the heroics, netting the game-winning goal in overtime after Denomme kept the team even with her marker in regulation time.
Pitted against the Ancaster Avalanche in a silver semi-final, coach Mike Lachance's troops drop a 2-0 decision, with the Avalanche burying
their second goal into an empty-net, as Sudbury starter Kristen Mrozewski was pulled in favour of an extra attacker.