U12 Shock win provincial gold

 Tenacious defence brings Shock gold


   St. Thomas defeats Milton in U12 girls' Ontario Cup Division five final

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


Shock    St. Thomas Shock, Ontario Cup under-12 girls Division five champions, from left, are;  front - coach Jody Parrack, Brooklyn Roberts-Neef, Hannah Wedlake, Abbie Neil Maya Ambrose, Cole Walker; back row - coach Karen Lawrence, Giorgia Muller, Blaire Dawdy, Emily Chapman, Sarah Pfeffer, Lucy Doan, Jade Lawrence, Zrinka Raic, Hailey Titchner, coach Amanda Pfeffer.  

By Rob J. Ross 

The St. Thomas Shock are under-12 girls' Ontario Cup Division Five champions.

Defence carried the Shock to a 40-29 comeback win over the Milton Stags, in the final, at St. Catharines, April 7th.

Trailing by nine points with four minutes remaining in the first half, the Shock combined consecutive steals and converting on the fast break to swing the momentum.

By half-time, St. Thomas led by seven points.

Hannah Wedlake led the Shock in scoring.

St. Thomas coach Karen Lawrence said their tenacious defence and ability to capitalize on the fast break, led the team to a 4-0 record.

St. Thomas went 3-0 in pool play, defeating Niagara Falls Red Raider, 38-23, Dundas Dynamo, 48-31 and Chatham Kent Wildcats, 42-32.