2:30 p.m., Feb. 8)
Devils lose AA tournament final in heartbreaking fashion
By Fred Sherwin
Zoutis scored the go ahead goal in the U14AA
final against New Brunswick on Sunday. Unfortunately
it would not hold up as New Brunswick came
back to win. 2-1. Fred Sherwin/Photo
Gloucester-Cumberland Ringette Association hosted their
41st annual tournament on the weekend and emerged with
six medals including four gold.
feature final on Sunday was in the U14 AA division where
the host Devils took on a team from New Brunswick.
Devils were undefeated heading into the gold medal game
at the Earl Armstrong Arena, while New Brunswick was 3-1
after suffering a loss to Levi, Quebec in the round robin.
falling behind early to the east coast team, the Devils
were able to bounce back on a goal from Jessica Glass
who stole the ring off a New Brunswuck defender and then
fired a shot through the goalie's legs on a great individual
score remained tied until the 1:11 mark of the second
period when Elexa Emery intercepted an errant New Brunswick
pass and slid the ring over to teammate Stacey Zoutis
who lifted a backhand shot high into the top corner to
give the Devils a 2-1 lead.
highly evenly-matched game appeared to be going the Devils
way when New Brunswick tied the score on a goal from Isabelle
Theriault with 3:59 left in the second.
the score deadlocked at 2-2, the game appeared to be heading
into overtime when Alexane Dupuis scored high top shelf
from in close with 1:01 left on the clock to give New
Brunswick the gold medal and leave the Devils having to
settle for silver.
Devils U16A team also had to settle for silver after losing
2-1 to Gatineau in a competitive, hard-fought final. The
Devils lone goal was scored by Katrina Steski.
other Devils teams fared a little better. In the only
all-Devils final on the day, the U14C team coached by
Jeff Howe defeated the U14C team coached by Andy Moneiro
6-5 in the U12C Division final.
U12PP team coached by Natalie Algie defeated the City
of Ottawa team 4-1 on goals by Emma Flynn-Mantyla, Taryn
Amo, Katie Bray, and Camille Desmarais to win the U12P
the U12R Division final, the Devils RR team needed overtime
to beat Beaconsfield-Kirkland 4-3 on goal by Maya Velazquez
to compete her hat trick.
last but not least, the Devils' U10 team, coached by Sean
Power, beat Metcalfe 5-4 to win the U10 Green Division
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