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I would like to take this final opportunity and write this last post to thank all the girls for a wonderful season. My goal for you this year was simple; have you work hard, commit to the team, learn valuable hockey skills and strategies, and have fun. With the amount of positive feedback from both parents and players, I believe we accomplished what we set out to do. You should all be very proud of how hard you worked this season; I for one am very proud of you!
I would also like to thank our team's valuable staff, to whom I attribute much of the team's success. Manager Anne, Trainers Jane and Mandy, Coaches Paul, Frank and Brent...You all did a wonderful job and I know I speak for the players and their families that your efforts were very much appreciated!
Finally, I would like to acknowledge some recent and upcoming birthdays...Lauren, Claire and Falynn all celebrate birthdays in April; Ali and Leah have birthdays in May and Breanna turns 9 in August!
Best of luck to all of you with the 2014-15 season tryouts!
The weekend started with a great party to celebrate the fantastic season and success of the team. Thanks to all who organized and helped out.
With the party over, the Stars turned to more serious matters; a rematch against the Etobicoke Dolphin who placed second in the Central division this season. The Stars knew the Dolphins wanted revenge from a loss given by the Stars in their first of two home-and-home games. Olivia opened the scoring with a nice wrist shot that bounced off the post beating the sprawled goalie. Stellar defence by Rachel and Jenna held the Dolphins off the score sheet; their first shot aginst Catherine came halfway through the second period. Catherine made the stop of the game as one of the Dolphin players squeezed past the 'D'.
Nice job team!
Next up OWHA Playoffs.
Over the next few weeks the M-S Stars are involved in a number of exhibition games with teams from the Central loop. First up, Etobicoke Dolphins! The Dolphins finished 2nd in their season with a record of 12 and 10, so the Stars knew they would be in tough. That said, the mighty Stars attacked and pressured the Dolphins at every turn. Olivia opened the scoring with a nifty backhand beating the goalie in a breakaway. The Dolphins quickly replied tying it up with a rebound goal against Catherine. With only a few chances by the Dolphins and Catherine shutting the door, the Stars slowly took over. Continuous pressure from the Stars attack made it difficult for the Dolphins to escape their zone, pinning them for several minutes at a time. Olivia popped another goal to take the lead, and the Stars never looked back.
Next up, North York Storm in a ‘home and home’ this weekend.
Your M-S Stars took to the ice to challenge the Atom Select team in a rematch. Although smaller in size, the Novice team showed they had the spirit to win! Rachel Leigh did an amazing job in net.
Your M-S Stars competed in the Leaside Tournament last weekend. Although the Stars battled, the North Halton Twisters fought hard to win a 3-0 victory. Catherine played awesome, stopping several shots from the slot. Her performance earned ‘Player of the Game’.
Having played Whitby several times during regular season, the Stars knew they had a difficult game in front of them. Although the Wolves won the game, the Stars gave them a match unlike previous games. The Stars had several chances not only to bury the tying goal, but to jump out to the lead. Brianna took home ‘Player of the Game’ with an outstanding 2 goal performance.
The M-S Stars took on Waterloo in their 3rd game. Leah scored in the first shift, and the Stars never looked back. With only 3 shots on goal from Waterloo, the Stars cruised to an easy victory. Rachel Street earned ‘Player of the Game’ as she took command of the ‘D’ with a shutdown performance.
In a rematch on Sunday, the Stars took on Waterloo in this early game. This time the Waterloo Ravens came to play. As both teams battled back and forth, the regulation game and over time came to a draw. After several shoot outs, Cailey buried a goal behind the sprawled keeper as the crowd went wild. ‘Player of the Game’… Cailey!