Female Thunder wrap up regular season with two wins

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

Slave Lake’s Bantam/Midget girls’ hockey team finished off its regular season on the Family Day weekend with a pair of victories over visiting Fort St. John. Saturday the Thunder won 7 – 1; Sunday they finished the job with a 5 – 1 win.

“The girls attacked the net well and cleaned up both in front of our net and produced goals that way in their end,” says coach Dave LaFrance.

Scoring in the first game were Kennedy Hartman (3), Hillary Ritchie (2), Megan LaFrance and Allysa Blocka.

Mikaela Emes faced only 19 shots in the Slave Lake net.

Ashlynn Davison scored a couple for the Thunder in Sunday’s game. Kassidy Dombrosky, Hartman and Emma Okemow got the others. Slave Lake outshot the visitors 53 – 23.

With the wins, the Thunder end up at five wins and seven losses on the season, good for third place in the four-team All-Peace League standings. Their playoffs started this past weekend against Chetwynd.

Another notable aspect of Sunday’s game was that it marked the final regular season game for seven graduating members of the team. Megan LaFrance, Amy Halbert, Allysa Blocka, Mikaela Emes, Kassidy Dombrosky, Cassidy Hansen and Kailee Beauchamp will be too old for Midget hockey next season.

The female Thunder against Fort St. John on Feb. 17.

Calling it a career: the graduating team members, front and back. Missing is Cassidy Hansen.

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