Peewee girls tie Ice Kats, defeat Comets

February 24, 2016

In the fourth game of provincial play downs, the Leveque Brothers/Rock Breaker Bancroft Peewee Girls’ Jets were in Haliburton on home ice to see the Peterborough Ice Kats.   
From the first faceoff, the Jets were on their toes pushing hard offensively, which resulted in many scoring chances early into the game. 
With the majority of the Ice Kats skaters on their heels, their goalie stood strong in the net holding the Jets off the scoreboard after a shot-filled period.
Midway through the second period, Peterborough found their road legs, and scored the lone goal of the period on a breakaway.
Third period action saw the Leveque Brothers/Rock Breaker Jets continue to battle in all zones of the ice. Applying a strong force of pressure, a puck fired by Elyse Ives resulted in Emma Tidey scoring off the rebound. 
For the remainder of the game, the Bancroft Jets continued to pepper the Kats’ goaltender with pucks, which kept the Jets off the board until the sound of the final buzzer, leaving the scoreboard at a 1-1 tie.
On Sunday, the team travelled to Frankford to go head-to-head against the Cold Creek Comets.  The three periods of hockey showed how focused and determined the Jets are to achieve wins. 
Chloe Billings got the puck to Jaylin Frost who opened up the scoring early in the first period. Emma Tidey followed up with a second goal when Charity Trotter passed the puck up. 
Second and third period goals came fast and furious with strong defensive and offensive plays. 
Olivia Villamere, Elyse Ives and Hannah McMann all got past the Cold Creek net minder, with assists going to Tidey, Billings and Ives. 
The Leveque Brother/Rock Breaker Peewee Girls demonstrated excellent sportsmanship to take the game win at 5-0. 
Games 6 and 7 will both be held locally on  Feb. 28. The girls will face the Lindsay Lynx at the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena at  2 p.m., then be on the ice at the A.J. LaRue Arena at 5 p.m.  to host the Keene Wolverines.
Submitted by Cindy Nesbitt



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