The U14A Timmins Tornadoes Ringette Team were golden this past weekend in Whitby!
After their first tournament of the season where they faced stiffed competition, the U14A squad was looking for the opportunity to get back on the ice and prove that they have what it takes to compete against the best in the province. And that, they did!
They came out roaring out of the gate and played their first game with an unrivaled passion. Their speed, passing game and general team effort earned them a 9-3 win against the Newmarket team.
The second game of the tournament against a strong St-Mary’s team was a battle from the start. The Tornadoes struck first within the very first minute of the game. However, any hope of an easy game vanished soon enough. Even though the Timmins squad managed to get the lead many times, the St-Mary’s team responded every time and so it was with seconds to go in the game, the score was still tied at 4. Finally, with 9 seconds left, the Tornadoes used their great passing game to set up the game winner. They won 5-4.
The 3rd game belonged to the Tornadoes’ defense. Even though the Ajax team scored first, the defense and goaltending closed the door for the rest of the game and was solid as a wall. The Tornadoes went on to win 5-1.
The 4th game proved to be a challenge for the Tornadoes. The aggressive Oshawa team was very physical and forced the Timmins squad to adapt to their style of play. With determination and grit, the Tornadoes still managed to win 6-5.
With a perfect record of 4-0 in round robin play, the Tornadoes were heading to the finals and were facing a rematch against the Newmarket team. After their initial loss against Timmins, the Newmarket team had picked up their game and were looking for an opportunity to beat the Tornadoes. But the team from the city with a heart of gold had their eyes set on the gold medal and played according to their aspirations. With the same type of solid performance that they showed at the beginning of the tournament, the Timmins Tornadoes came up on top with a 7-3 win and earned a well deserved gold medal. The coaching staff is proud of all the players for their team effort!