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The Sweat. The Time. The Dedication. It pays off
Submitted By Rebecca Shearer on Sunday, February 9, 2020
There's a group of young ladies who represent St.Marys Ringette Association. They range in ages from 9-10 years old. They show up to practices, they dress for games and they dig as hard as they can.


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Their parents roll into the ice cold rinks with coffees in their hands and butterflies in their stomachs. This weekend the U10 Snipers competed in the 40Th Annual Guelph Predators Ringette Tournament. An early game against Mississauga gave the Snipers their first taste of victory as #16 Marci Linton lead the team to a 5-4 victory.
A great team lunch left the players with full bellies and lots of energy to take on the Guelph Predators in the second game of the tournament. #15 Joey Binning sorted out the Predators sinking 4 of the 6 Sniper goals with top playmaker credit going to #10 Brooke Hahn. #17 Ilsa Ritchie with an assist from #12 Deanna Muir and another goal from #3 Amy Shearer rounded out the score to take Guelph at full time 6-2. Sniper Goalie, Emmerson Borg was a miracle worker in net stopping some crazy hard shots from the Guelph team.
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Saturdays game the Snipers came up against the BLAST from Burlington. This U10 ringette game was intense and the fans were literally on their feet 80% of the game. It was a nail biter! With the Snipers falling behind in the first period by 3 goals in the first 3 minutes of play. But our local ladies never gave up.With just over a minute left in the second period  a pass from #14 Peyton Van Stratten to #13 Kirsten McKichan brought the score within reach for the St.Marys squad . They pushed and passed and sunk the ring into the back of the net 6 times in total but it just wasn't enough to take the victory from the Blast.
The wins were just enough to hold a final spot in the championship game Sunday.
The final game saw the St.Marys Snipers up against the Burlington Blast again and both teams were ready for action. The game started out with goals in the net for each team and so began a back and forth game between two very well matched ringette teams. #9 Aryn Sheldon and #2 Eve Borg stepped up the defence but the blast just kept coming. Forward #8 Madison Crooks dug in hard and when she got the ring on her stick Burlington struggled to take it away.
The Snipers found the back of the net twice in the last 3 minutes of play but it wasn't enough to stop the Blast, with the St.Marys Snipers taking home the silver medal after a 5-8 loss to Burlington.
What was truly noticeable during this round of games was the team work, the constant passing and the exceptional goalie skills that took St.Marys to the finals.
We're proud of these players and look forward to the Regional competition in London at the end of March!

Don't forget to check out our photo gallery of pictures from a great weekend of ringette!
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