Stratford Midget Aces played two games the past weekend. After being stymied in a 2-0 loss in Waterloo on Saturday, the Aces exploded for nine goals en route to a 9-1 victory over Grand River at Dufferin Arena Sunday.
Brianna Glosnek led the way with four goals, with Katie Gansevles, Kate Brooks, Cayla Allen, Brooklyn Adair and Rachel Bentley chipping in tallies of their own.
Aces’ goalie Katie Hall had an outstanding weekend between the pipes.
McFadden leads Peewees
Stratford Boston Pizza Peewee Aces defeated Cambridge Road Runner White 2-1 in recent Pool ‘A’ round-robin action.
Emily McFadden scored a pair of goals to lead Stratford for the win. Courtney Lott, called up from the Atom Aces, played a solid game in net and earned the win.
Andrea Purvis and Elizabeth Drake also played a strong game for the Aces.
Dunny’s Peewees nipped
On Sunday night at the Wilmot Rec. Complex, the Dunny’s Source for Sports Peewee ‘BB’ Aces were nipped 1-0 by Wilmot Wolverines in the first game of playoffs.
Wolverines scored midway through the first on a fortunate bounce, and despite a good effort the Aces could not net one of their own.
The series continues on Saturday when the Aces host the Wolverines.
Peewee Cs down Jets
On Saturday afternoon at the Allman Arena, the Vancea Financial Peewee ‘C’ Aces downed Ilderton Jets 6-2 in a WOGHl playoff game.
Aces took the lead midway through the second period with a nice goal from Ryley Jacobs from Jessie Hahn and Faith Binns. Aces notched another one late in the second period with a nice shot by Chloe Bannon, assisted by Kate Schneider.
Jets slipped one in late in the second to make the game 2-1.
The third period saw lots of shots on net by the Aces. Schneider scored twice with singles by Binns and Victoria Hahn. Assists were earned by Bannon, Madi McKinley, Natalie Weinheimer, Rachel Nash and Jacobs.
Jets attempted a comeback midway through the third period, but Aces would dominate to claim the win.
Great start to the playoffs for the Peewee Aces.
On Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Allman Arena, the Cooper Standard Bantam ‘B’ Aces dropped a 3-1 decision to Milverton Royals.
With the loss, the Bantam Aces were eliminated from the Lower Lakes League playoffs. The girls put a great team effort together, but were unfortunately out-scored by the visitors.
Kiana Lauze was able to break the season-long shutout of the Milverton team.
The Bantam ‘B’ Aces wish Jenna Akroyd-Snider all best on her upcoming trip to Switzerland.
Solid team effort by Atoms
The Stratford Atom ‘C’ Aces began their playoffs with a solid team effort on Sunday against the BCH Icedogs.
Aces came out strong and took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Alexa Hahn, assisted by Chelsea Savelle and Lydia Peutz.
Two goals by the Icedogs forced Stratford to battle from behind to tie it on a goal by Savelle, with assists to Hahn and Peutz.
The defensive pair of Ashley Hodgson and Grace Glosnek were strong for Stratford, and Lauren Dekok had her best game of the season making some stellar saves.
Two wins for Kinsmen Seniors
Stratford Kinsmen Senior ‘B’ Aces rounded out a three-game weekend, securing two wins as the regular season winds down.
On Saturday, Aces faced off against Woodstock Wildcats and fell 3-1 to the league-leading squad. Erin Koot netted the lone Stratford goal.
On Sunday, the Senior Aces travelled to Belmont, bringing home a 4-3 win. Shay Gavin, recently back from injury, led the way with a goal and an assist. Jody Stumpf, Olivia Pethick and Jodi Neeb tallied two points each in the battle.
On Monday at the Rotary Complex, the Kinsmen Aces played Woodstock Freeze at home and skated to a 4-2 victory.
Alicia Kuntze got the Aces an early lead, scoring in the first period. Tonya Bowles led the squad, battling hard all game. Bowles put up a goal and an assist in her effort. Jodi Neeb contributed three points to the win.
The Aces play their final regular season game this Saturday at home against Milverton Royals.