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Dorchester's U12s win gold

 U12 Dragons at their best for gold


  Dorchester wins their division at the Western Region ringette championships

  Three fellow Dragon teams bring home two silver medals and a bronze

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Dorchester U12 team

Dorchester Dragons, Western Region ringette under-12 champions, from left, front - Keeley Van Horne, Parker Hawkes (goalie); middle row - Claire White, Mariza Coelho, Allison Baker, Mya Mendes, Avery O'Brien; Emily Brown; back row - head coach Sean Baker, manager Lori White, Andie Rice, Kyrsten Dance, Kaleigh Handley, Loralee Brady, Sydney McMichael, Sydney Bertelsen, assistant coach Paul White, Brooke Jackson, assistant coach Chris DaPonte. (photo / courtesy Dorchester Dragons)

By Rob J. Ross 

KITCHENER, ON - They were saving their best for last.

The Dorchester Dragons under-12 team returned from the Western Region ringette championships, with a gold medal, winning the U12G division, March 30-31, in Kitchener.

Overall, Dorchester Dragon teams brought home four medals from the tournament, the U12 gold, two silvers and a bronze.

The U12 Dragons went 4-0, outscoring their opponents, 21-9, including a 5-2 defeat of Goderich, in the final.

Loralee Brady with two goals, Mya Mendes, Keeley Van Horne and Kaleigh Handley, with the winner, scored for Dorchester, in the final. Mariza Coelho drew two assists.

"The girls steadily improved throughout the season and played their best ringette of the year during this tournament," head coach Sean Baker said.

"They were all incredibly determined and it showed in their aggressive and constant checking of the ring.  Several goals were scored as a direct result of excellent fore-checking. The girls played extremely strong and tight defensively in our own zone."

The Dragons received scoring from throughout the line-up, no matter example than a 6-4 win over Goderich, during the round robin.

Six different players found the score sheet, with Brady, Handley, Mariza Coelho, Sydney McMichael, Claire White and Sydney Bertelsen, potted goals. Van Horne picked up two assists.

"We have very balance scoring and it's a true team effort. The goals are coming from many players and they all played very well," added Baker.

Emily Brown with two goals, Bertelsen, Avery O'Brien and Andie Rice, had goals in a 5-1 win over Forest. Van Horne picked up two more assists.

Dorchester finished pool play, downing St. Marys, 5-2, with White, Brown, Handley, Brady and Rice scoring.


In a wide open offensive affair, Mitchell won the U9G gold medal, defeating Dorchester, 9-6, in the final.

Avery Brady, Rylee Beldman and Eve Jackson, each tallied twice for the Dragons. Georgia Robinson picked up two assists.

The Dragons went 2-1, during pool play.

Greer Boughner and Rylee Beldman scored in a 2-1 edging of Guelph.

In a 9-4 loss to Mitchell, Mila Kowalski, with two goals, Beldman and Avery Brady scored.

Eve Jackson had six goals in an 11-5 thumping of Kitchener. Beldman, with two goals, Brady, Kowalski and Boughner, completed the scoring. Georgia Robinson and Bree Mclellan, both had two assists.

Five Chatham goals in the first half was too much for Dorchester to overcome, falling 5-3, in the U10R  division final.

Zoe Maddox scored twice for Dorchester and assisted on Clare Currie's goal.

In round robin action, Dorchester was 2-1.

Maddox scored four times, including the game winner and drew two assists, in an 8-7 edging of Tillsonburg. Chloe Bozik, with two goals, Maggie Daniel and Kate Vermeiren, also scored.

Maddox and Halle Beldman had two goals each, in a 7-5 win over St. Marys. Jocelyn Pollard, Daniel and Bozik, also scored.

Chatham edged Dorchester, 3-2, with Bozik and Sarah Vermeiren scoring.


Dorchester avenged a round robin loss, by doubling up on Mitchell, 4-2, in the U14G division third place game.

Reagan Aarts scored twice and assisted on goals by Kaitlyn Hall and Alexandra Garland.

Mitchell blanked Dorchester, 3-0, during the round robin.

Aarts scored five times but it wasn't enough in a 7-6 loss to Elora-Fergus. Teagan DeJong also scored, while Kailey Michiels and Jordan Gee, both had two assists.

Dorchester defeated Waterloo, 7-5, with Hannah McIntyre scoring twice and Aarts, Michiels, Hall, Garland and Morgan Czupryna, one each.

Goderich, who went on to win the division's gold medal, shutout Dorchester, 7-0.