Stettler Storm cohost ladies hockey tournament

Stettler Storm player Kierra Scollo (2) carries the puck out of the Stettler zone with teammate Miranda Storch (16) and Grand Prairie player Erin Graber (10) hot on their heels at the Stettler Female Hockey Tournament the weekend of December 7. ECA Review/Submitted

The Stettler Redcore Enterprises Storm women’s hockey team were cohosts of the Stettler Female Hockey Tournament the weekend of December 7. The midget division featured teams from Vermilion, Grand Prairie, Spruce Grove, Viking and Cold Lake.
The Stettler girls took to the ice Friday night against East Central Alberta Female Hockey League (ECAFHL) rivals, Vermilion in a league/tournament game. The Storm won with a score of 6 – 2.
Player of the game for Stettler was Ashley Keith and Kendra Rusaw, winning the Heart and Hustle. Also on Friday night Viking took on Spruce Grove. Viking won with a score of 8 – 2. Player of the game for Viking was Natasha Roznicki and for Spruce Grove was Jenna Acorn. Heart and Hustle winners for Viking was Chelsea Chiovelli and Lexi Antos for Spruce Grove.
The tournament continued Saturday morning with a game featuring Grand Prairie and Cold Lake. Cold Lake won with a score of 6 – 1. Player of the Game for Cold Lake was Brittany Locke Pellerin and Brittney Hartman for Grand Prairie. Heart and Hustle winner for Cold Lake was Casey Fader and Lis Auger for Grand Prairie.
The afternoon game Viking defeated Vermilion with a score of 7 – 1. Player of the game for Viking was Casie Naslund and Mikala Gunderson for Vermilion. Heart and Hustle winner for Viking was Eliza Taylor and Riley White for Vermilion.
The next game was played early evening and Cold Lake won over Spruce Grove in a 7 – 0 rout. Player of the game for Cold Lake was Angele Mavridis and Hailey Mitchell for Spruce Grove. Heart and Hustle winner for Cold Lake was Taylor Morris and Chelsea Chiovelli for Spruce Grove.
Stettler’s second game took place Saturday evening with Stettler hosting Grand Prairie. Once again the girls came out on top with a 7 – 4 victory. Stettler’s player of the game was Tyra Ganser, with Jennifer Hallett getting the Heart and Hustle.
The two victories put the Storm in a three-way tie for the ‘A’ final with Cold Lake and Viking. It came down to goals for/goals against to determine the winner. Stettler wound up in third and was set to face off for the ‘B’ Division championship against Grand Prairie on Sunday afternoon. The ‘C’ final featured Spruce Grove and Vermilion and was played Sunday morning. Vermilion won with a score of 2 – 0 over Spruce Grove.
The ‘A’ final was played Sunday evening and Cold Lake defeated Viking 3 – 2 with 32 seconds left in overtime.
In the ‘B’ final Stettler came out skating hard and were rewarded when Kierra Scollo scored a shorthanded goal.  Stettler continued to  outwork their opponents as Morgan Van Dusen scored a powerplay goal on a feed from Jayden Hogg.
In the second period the Storm’s Jayden Hogg scored shorthanded on an awesome individual effort. Grand Prairie finally got on the board with a power play goal of their own. With less than five minutes left in the period the girls turned up heat and scored three goals in three minutes with Jessie Anderson, Kelsie Litke and Morgan Vandusen getting the markers.
In the third Stettler’s special teams kept right on rolling with another power play goal  scored by Jennifer Hallett.  Kierra Scollo and Kelsie Litke each scored again making it a 9 – 1 victory. Goalie Lindsey McKinnon faced 19 shots total.

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