October 21st, 2020

Rattlers strike gold

By Woodard, Dale on November 20, 2019.

Lethbridge Herald

Medals abounded as the Lethbridge Ringette Association hosted the 42-team Chinook Tournament last weekend.

The LRA won five gold medals, two silver and one bronze medal in the tournament and the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns ringette team got in the act as well, winning a silver medal.

The Lethbridge U19 Rattlers gold medal came down to a shootout against the Calgary Wild after the teams ended regulation tied at 5-5 and the overtime period didn’t produce a winner.

The Rattlers started the weekend against the team they’d face in the final, topping the Wild 7-5 on Friday.

Lorelai Koch scored twice, while Emily Miller, Mikayla Miller, Emma Zgurski and Brynn Stevenson added one each. Teyha Trekofski faced 43 shots on net.

Lethbridge moved up to the Open division on Saturday, losing their first game 6-2 to the Medicine Hat Force, but defeating the Calgary Bandits 5-4 in their second game.

Jessie Nephin and Koch scored in the loss to the Force, while goaltender Trey Blair faced 46 shots.

In the win over the Bandits, Emily Miller scored twice and Mikayla Miller, Koch and Zgurski added one each.

That set up the gold medal game against the Wild.

In regulation time Mikayla Miller scored twice for the Rattlers and Koch, Stevenson and Emily Miller added one before the Wild tied the game with eight seconds to go.

After a scoreless overtime it came down to a shootout and Stevenson buried the ring for the only goal in the shootout out of six players giving the Rattlers the gold medal.

The Pronghorns also played four games on the weekend, capping off the weekend with a 4-1 loss to the Calgary Impact.

The Horns were edged 6-5 by the Impact in their first game of the weekend.

Alyssa Hall scored three goals for the Pronghorns, while Perri Mazurkewich -in her season debut – and Sophie Tsougrianis scored once.

The Pronghorns started Saturday with a 7-1 win over the Medicine Hat Smash as Rylie Hart scored twice for the Horns and Katie Welsh, Mazurkewich, Morgan Randolph, Ashlyn Day and Tsourgrianis added singles.

On Saturday night, the Horns downed the University of Calgary Dinos 5-1. Hall scored twice while Hart, Mazurkewich and Arica Martin added one.

In their second game against the Impact, the Pronghorns were unable to score some payback, losing 4-1.

Hall scored for Lethbridge. Mackenzie Cameron was in goal.

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