U15B Lightning wins bronze at provincials

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U15B Collingwood Lightning won Gold at all three B tournaments entered in St. Thomas, Mississauga and Collingwood, and, challenged themselves in a BB tournament in Orangeville with one win and two ties. They also played exhibition games against A and BB teams.

The team won the Central North division, went undefeated in the second round, and came one goal short of qualifying for the southern league championship.

The U15B team was one of three Collingwood teams to qualify for OWHA provincials. The Team went undefeated in round robin play, which included knocking off the defending gold medal champs in Mount Forest. They defeated Kanata, the top ranked team in the province, in the quarter final matchup and were the only Collingwood team to play Sunday in the semi finals. After a devastating loss in OT to Sarnia, the team had to persevere and rally to play for bronze against their nemesis, Bancroft. The girls battled through adversity and scored two goals that didn’t count, one of which was a brilliant goal by Meckenzie Brannigan in double OT. With 8:11 left in the sixth period (3OT) Kortney Bullock was able to break through the impenetrable Bancroft defence and bury the game winner to pull off the victory for a bronze medal and another banner to hang proudly.

These ladies took on 6 a.m. practices along with 6 a.m. skills sessions, knowing full well it was for the betterment of the team.

The team had an unbelievable 51-7-8 record with 249 goals for and only 60 goals against, with an incredible 31 shutouts.

Coaching Staff: Jesse Guscott (trainer), Ed Leonard (assistant coach), Matt Baldry (assistant trainer), Alex Breedon (assistant coach) and Trevor Littlejohns (head coach).

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