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Panthers on the Prowl 2022

 U11BB Panthers win gold on home ice


   Over 40 teams in eight divisions at Panthers on the Prowl hockey tournament

   with one host team winning and a second taking silver      


  November 30, 2022


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By Rob J. Ross

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas U11BB Panthers were golden on home ice.

Kayla Clarke scored the decisive goal in a shootout, as St. Thomas edged Haldimand Rivercats, 2-1, in the U11BB final, at the Panthers on the Prowl tournament, Nov 27, at the Joe.

Over 40 teams in eight divisions on three ice pads, at the Joe and Memorial arena, were shooting pucks over the three day annual event.

The U11BB Panthers clawed the opposition on their way to the final, blanking London Devilettes 6-0, Toronto Leaside minors 7-0, Toronto Leaside majors, 7-0, and tying Haldimond at one.

In the final, Lacey Thomson scored in regulation, assisted by Vayda Harris

Kayla Clarke led the Panthers with nine goals in five games. Eric Congdon had four goals, Lacey Thomson potted three, while Neela Holmes, Avery Shaw and Lexi Macmillan, each had two goals.

Rylee Parkin picked up three assists, while teammates Clarke, Congdon, MacMilllan, Meghan Murray, Avery Watson, Lacey Thomson, Neela Holmes and Vayda Harris.

The host club also had a team advance to the U13C final, losing to the Kitchener Rangers, 3-1.

Scoreless after two periods, Raya Therrien put the Panthers on the board. Goalie Raya Therrien kept the 1-0 lead stopping a penalty shot, two minutes later Kitchener broke through to tie on a goal by Leah Lobo. The Rangers took a 2-1 lead on the power play, before adding insurance with 32 seconds remaining in the period. Anna MacNeill netted both goals.

In the semifinals, St. Thomas edged Tillsonburg, 2-1.

In the U18C semifinals, Tillsonburg Lightning edged St. Thomas, 2-1, before defeating Ilderton Jets, 3-1, in the final, completing an undefeated run, at 5-0-0. The Panthers finished 1-2-1, losing 2-0, to Ilderton in the semifinals.




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