Anne-Melissa Monette obtains three points in 5-0 win
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The BKRA U12 atom B1 squad defeated Metcalfe-Winch-Maloney (Ontario) 5-0 in the midst of the 34th BKRA Annual Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Beaconsfield recreation centre.
The Beaconsfield Kirkland Ringette Association (BKRA) U12 atom B1 defeated Metcalfe-Winch-Maloney by a score of 5-0 Saturday afternoon at the Beaconsfield recreation centre in the midst of the 34th BKRA Annual Tournament held over the weekend both in Beaconsfield and Kirkland.
Anne-Melissa Monette and Clara Belhumeur scored a pair of goals each for the winners while goalie Caterina De Felice made some nice saves to obtain the shutout.
“The key is that the girls were working on basics. They worked hard on how to get it out of our zone cleanly, up the boards and they hustled. They fought hard, they never gave up and they checked. There was a great attitude on the bench and they just kept working, never giving up,” said BKRA head coach Cindy Desparois.
BKRA’s Clara Belhumeur scored twice in the first period. Anne-Melissa Monette assisted on the first tally while Tina Sud got an assist on the second. The locals were still up by two at the beginning of the second period.
Metcalfe - Winch-Maloney goalie Sophia Reyes made some great saves to keep her team in the game at the beginning of the second period. She wasn’t able to stop Sud at 2:50 however. Less than a minute later, Monette obtained her second point of the game when she went into a near-breakaway and scored to put the score at 4-0.
Despite the score, Metcalfe - Winch-Maloney didn’t let up and pushed to come back. Maren Smith made a nice shot on goal around the four-minute mark. Her teammate Madison Kennedy went into a breakaway about a minute later but she was stopped by De Felice. The sturdy goalie was praised by her head coach for the quality of her play after the game.
“She’s great. She’s got a great attitude. She never gets discouraged. She’s always positive and she wants to win,” said Desparois.
Monette completed the scoring for BKRA with a low shot with a bit less than seven minutes left in the second period.
“I’m very proud of the girls. They played really hard. They played a good checking game. We did get a lot of good chances. They have a great little goalie. She definitely made some good saves. They’re also a good checking team,” said head coach Debbie Winch who also had good words for her team’s goaltender Sophia Reyes.
The latter was awarded the game’s most valuable player award for her team.
“It was a good game. I thought the other team was really good. We deserved to win but we didn’t,” she said.