Lower Lakes Lady Wolves finding their way
by Randy Pascal
A quartet of local competitive girls hockey teams have remained busy, both in league and tournament play, in recent weeks.
The Sudbury Bantam "A" Lady Wolves extended their LLFHL (Lower Lakes Female Hockey League) unbeaten string to eight games recently, picking
up a win and a tie at the Canlan-York Arena on Saturday.
The team looked rock solid one week earlier, blanking the Scarborough Sharks 4-0 as Alison Symington led her team with a two goal
performance. Danika Lalonde and Mikayla Papineau added singles, Alexie Olivier and Kianna D'Attilio chipped in with two assists
apiece, and Maija Valtonen recorded the shutout.
The Bantam "A" girls were right back at it later that day, keeping their defensive slate clean with a 2-0 victory over the North York Storm.
Trinity Jeffery finished with a goal and an assist for the winners, with D'Attilio rounding out the scoring and Abby Calvank following
directly in the footsteps of her goaltending partner.
The Storm managed to keep things closer this past Saturday, earning a 2-2 draw with the Lady Wolves before the latter picked up their seventh win in 12
games, edging the Markham-Stouffville Stars 3-2.
With a record of 7-1-4 (18 points), the locals remain tied with the Aurora Panthers (7-0-4) atop the heap, with the Barrie Sharks and
North York just two points back.
Part of a massive field taking part in the Two Nations College Prep Series in Brampton, the Sudbury Bantam "AA" Lady Wolves posted a record
of 3-1, narrowly missing out on the clean sweep.
The northern crew opened the festivities with a 3-0 win over the St Louis U14 Blues, as Ashtyn Denomme, Aoife Mahaffy and Chloe Leduc
all scored in support of the shutout netminding of Kristen Mrozewski.
The Lady Wolves kept right on rolling with a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia U14 Flyers, as Kelsey Dunn showed the way with a pair of markers,
joined in that department by Tessa Favero and Kayla Thompson.
Make it three straight for the Sudbury crew as Emilee Pelletier and Chloe Leduc help lead their team to a 2-0 win over the Belleville
Bearcats, with Mrozewski extending her streak to back to back games without allowing a goal against.
Closing out play late Saturday night, coach Mike Lachance and company fell 3-2 in a shootout to the Ottawa 67's, despite receiving tallies
from both Emilee Pelletier and Lauren Fearn.
With a record of 4-6-1 (9 pts), the Bantam "AA" Lady Wolves find themselves right in the middle of the pack in their LLFHL Central Division rankings,
resuming league play on December 15th and 16th with a pair of encounters versus the Barrie Sharks, and another against the Toronto Leaside
The Sudbury Midget "AA" Lady Wolves were also tackling some top end opposition at a showcase event, participating in the USA Canada Cup Series
The host team for the 2019 Esso Cup completed their five game set with a record of 1-2-2, a sequence that began with a tight 2-1 setback at the
hands of the Ottawa Lady Senators, as Madison Laberge netted the only Sudbury goal.
The Lady Wolves evened their day one record, getting the better of the Honey Bees du Sud LHFDQ (Quebec) by a final count of 3-0, as Jenna
Miller, Kiana Verbiwski and Taylor Scott found the back of the net, with Mireille Kingsley posting the shutout.
Right back in action early Saturday morning, the Sudbury squad settled for a 1-1 tie with the Waterloo Ravens, as Deseray Zazulak pulled
the trigger for coaches Jay Duncan and Mike McGaughey.
Goal scoring was a little harder to come by in game four as the Lady Wolves dropped a 2-0 decision to the Kitchener Lady Rangers, capping off
their weekend with a 3-3 tie with the Toronto-Leaside Wildcats, as Lauren Hancock picked up a natural hat trick for the locals.
After playing the Aurora Panthers to a 2-2 deadlock in their last LLFHL game, the Midget "AA" reps will take to the road this coming weekend,
matching their 6-3-3 third place record up against the Panthers (2-4-4), Vaughan Flames (2-7-1) and North York Storm (4-7-2).
Finally, the Sudbury Midget "A" Lady Wolves will take a two game winning streak into their next league games this coming weekend, looking to climb
into the top half of the bracket.
Coach Daran Moxam and company slid into sixth place in the ten team loop, their mark bumped up to 3-4-4 (10 pts) following a two game sweep of
the North York Storm (6-4-2), 5-0 and 3-1.
With former PWHL forward Gabby Chenard now back in the fold, the Midgets will look to keep things going against the Aurora Panthers (11-0-2),
Mississauga Chiefs (4-6-1), Brampton Canadettes (1-9-2) and Vaughan Flames (2-5-5).