As Team Ontario, Dorchester lost a tie-breaker for a spot in the U19 semifinal
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
By Rob J. Ross
HALIFAX, N.S. - It was a fourth place finish for the Dorchester Dragons at the Eastern Canadian ringette U19A championships.
The Dragons, representing Ontario, lost a 10-minute tie-breaking game, 1-0, to New Brunswick, to determine who will make it to the semi finals.
"We only had 15 minutes to rest after the Gatineau game before having to play a more rested New Brunswick team," Dorchester coach Nicole Lindsay said. "The girls played with heart and determination but came up short."
Dorchester finished the six team round robin, with a 3-0 shutout of Gatineau.
Dana Crinklaw with two goals and Gwen Beattie scored.
"The team adapted well to the different game played out East," Lindsay said. "The energy and provincial pride shown throughout the entire arena complex was inspiring. It was pivotal when one of our centers (Lauren Lindsay) was knocked out of the tournament due to injury early in our Saturday morning game vs. PEI. The girls really learned the true meaning of team as each and every one of them stepped up to beat Gatineau."
The tournament concluded the minor ringette careers for Reegen Lindie, Alison Goldsworthy, Peyton Corriveau, and Kaitlyn Gratton.
"It was truly an amazing experience for the girls," coach Lindsay said. "Off of the ice we made the best of it, by touring the Halifax harbour front and heading out to Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay, and Lunenburg. Many fond memories made by players and families alike."
Quebec beat P.E.I. in the gold medal game.
Ontario finished with a record of two wins, two losses and a tie.
The knotted affair came in the opening game against Quebec, a 4-4 final. Lauren Lindsay with two goals and Grace Baird and Crinklaw, scored. Peyton Corriveau, Goldworthy, Allie Humphries, Jordan Hunter and Alia Linton, collected apples.
The most exciting result of the tournament was a 5-4 win over host Nova Scotia, with Lauren Lindsay scoring on a penalty shot, with 14 seconds left in the game.
Baird, Crinklaw and Emily McCurdy, also sniped, while Beattie, Corriveau and Alison Goldworthy, picked up assists.
Lindsay had both goals in a 5-2 loss to New Brunswick.
P.E.I. blanked Ontario, 2-0.
Goalies Olivia McMichael and Abby Cunningham split time between the pipes.
Six Dragons participated in the skills competition: Reegan Lindie, fastest
forward skater; Lindsay, fastest backward skater, Crinklaw, agility skater,
Linton, shootout, Cunningham, shootout goalie and McMichael, goalie ring
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