The Wallaceburg Lakers Bantam ‘BB’ Girls won the International Silver Stick championship this past weekend in Aurora.
The Lakers went 5-0 en-route to the crown.
They beat the Gloucester Stars 3-1, Troy Lady Sting (Michigan) 6-1 and the Aurora Panthers 3-1 in the round robin.
They received a bye into the semi-finals after finishing first overall after round robin play.
They would face the Woolwich Wild, ranked the #1 ‘BB’ team in Ontario, in the semi-finals.
Regulation time could not decide a winner and they went to a five minute 3-on-3 overtime.
With 3:06 left in the extra period, Ferrah Blackbird buried the game winner to give the Lakers the sudden death win and a trip to the finals.
Wallaceburg would face the Clarington Flames in the finals.
Clarington was going to be a tough team to face as they headed into the finals with zero goals against.
Wallaceburg played a strong game, dominating most of the play, but Clarington’s goalie continued to shut them down.
Finally with just two minutes left, Eniya Gittens was able to tap in a rebound to put the Lakers on top.
Clarington fought hard in the dying minutes, but Wallaceburg proved to be too strong and finished the game with a 1-0 win and the Silverstick championship.
The goalie pairing of Samara Whiteye and Morgan Gorry played great, only allowing three goals in five games.
Members of the team, include: Morgan Gorry, Meagan Moninger, Eniya Gittens, Talia Vancoillie, Megan Berkvens, Olivia Alexander, Keeley McCarter, Samara Whiteye, Ferrah Blackbird, Sam Benedict, Macey Williams, Shana Murphy Myers, Haley Vancoillie and Ella Altiman.
The girls are coached by head coach Dan Vancoillie, assistant coaches Luke Blackbird, Rick Vancoillie, Jim Berkvens, Stu Moninger and trainer Kayla Vancoillie.
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