Three Hat squads bring home the gold at Air­drie Ring of Fire tour­na­ment

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Medicine Hat sent three teams to the Air­drie Ring of Fire ringette tour­na­ment over the week­end, and the un­der­14A Trop­ics, un­der-12B Edge and the un­der-12C Ice Break­ers all brought home the gold.

The Trop­ics went un­de­feated at the tour­na­ment to im­prove their overall record on the year to 13-0. They punched their ticket to the semi­fi­nal after cruising through the round robin with an 11-5 win over the Regina Roar, an 11-4 blowout over the Air­drie Blue and a 7-2 win over the Beau­mont Rush.

The Trop­ics went on to top the Red Deer Rush 9-6 to ad­vance to the cham­pi­onship game where they pulled off an em­phatic 7-1 win over the Hin­ton Kryp­tonite to take the gold.

The Edge stormed through their own group stage as well, outscor­ing Cochrane, Air­drie, Calgary North­west and Regina by a com­bined 39-8 to ad­vance to the fi­nal, where things got a lot more in­ter­est­ing.

The Beau­mont Rush kept things close and forced over­time with just three sec­onds left in reg­u­la­tion, but Hay­ley Grad played the hero in ex­tra time, fir­ing the ring into the back of the net 45 sec­onds into the frame.

Goal­tenders Macken­zie Tin­dall and Brook­lyn Thomas shared the load be­tween the pipes, while So­phie Kerr led the Edge in both goals and as­sists.

The Ice Break­ers earned their gold medal by ex­act­ing some re­venge on Spruce Grove. After go­ing 3-1 in the group stage, the Ice Break­ers earned a chance at redemp­tion and made good on the op­por­tu­nity with a 12-5 vic­tory.

Emersen Bre­zovski led the Ice Break­ers with 11 goals in the tour­na­ment, while Grace­lyn Ulmer and Is­abella Hein­richs both pot­ted seven and Ryleigh Jackiw and Grace Am­man had six apiece. Goal­tender Kyree SternReb­mann led the way be­tween the pipes.

Mis­sion climb to third

The Medicine Hat Mis­sion un­der-16A ringette squad split their week­end on the ice with a 6-3 win and a 7-4 loss to the South Calgary Blues on Sun­day.

Bree Becker and Amanda Robin­son led the Mis­sion to their open­ing vic­tory with two goals apiece while Stephanie Stroh and Ash­lyn Seale both had in­di­vid­ual mark­ers.

While Robin­son re­peated the feat with two goals in the fol­low­ing matchup, with Becker and Jada Harper round­ing out Medicine Hat’s scor­ing, the Blues came bounced back to split the dou­ble­header.

SUB­MIT­TED PHO­TOS

The Medicine Hat un­der-14A Trop­ics (left), un­der-12C Ice Break­ers (be­low) and un­der-12B Edge (not pic­tured) all took home gold medals at the Air­drie Ring of Fire ringette tour­na­ment this week­end.

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