Semi-final win allows for tournament silver lining
by Randy Pascal
A big semi-final win proved to be the highlight as the Sudbury Atom "A" Lady Wolves recently returned from the Barrie Sharkfest Tournament
with silver medals in hand.
The Lady Wolves were in tough in round robin play, dropping their opener by a final score of 2-0 against the North Halton Twisters. Coach Sean
Gallagher and company recovered nicely, picking up a key 2-1 victory over the Leaside Wildcats as Chloe Martin and Reese Williamson
potted markers for the locals, with Leah Murphy recording the win between the pipes.
Yet another close one to round out preliminary round play as the Ancaster Avalanche edge the Lady Wolves 1-0. Despite their record of 1-2, the
northern girls managed to secure third place and a rematch with Leaside in the semi-finals.
It was deja vue all over again for the Sudbury squad, racking up a second straight 2-1 win, this time on the strength of goals from Kynlee Cresswell
and Izzy Lanteigne. Matched against North Halton for a second time, the Lady Wolves came up a little short, beaten 3-0 and settling for silver.
The 2017-2018 edition of the Sudbury Atom "A" Lady Wolves is comprised of Elsa Blum, Leah Murphy, Vivian Rondina, Gabrielle Gallagher,
Kynlee Cresswell, Reese Williamson, Laryssa Mayer, Julia Dunphy, Morgan Dunphy, Isabel Rheault, Isabelle Lanteigne, Maia Hammell, Olivia Ball,
Tessa Alexander, Chloe Martin, Sarah Withers and Ava Bois.
With no Atom "A" opposition making the trek to Sudbury for the Snowflake Challenge, the local girls will head south on the weekend of December 8th
to the 10th, participating in the 19th Annual Guelph Girls Hockey Association Winter Classic.