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Portage Thunder making noise

By Aaron Wilgosh, The Graphic

The U-14A Portage Thunder. (Back Row) Karly Vince, Charlie Holmes, and Maddison Tessier. (Middle Row) Assistant Coach Randy Owens, Avery Toews, Ryleigh Lovett, Alex Sarna, and Jenn Sarna. (Front Row) Kaylyn Murray, Calli Owens, Hailey Dayholos, Allison Vince, Hayden McLeod, and Tye Bickerton. (supplied photo)

The U-14A Portage Thunder. (Back Row) Karly Vince, Charlie Holmes, and Maddison Tessier. (Middle Row) Assistant Coach Randy Owens, Avery Toews, Ryleigh Lovett, Alex Sarna, and Jenn Sarna. (Front Row) Kaylyn Murray, Calli Owens, Hailey Dayholos, Allison Vince, Hayden McLeod, and Tye Bickerton. (supplied photo)

Portage Thunder Ringette teams continue to rank as some of the best in their respected leagues after Winnipeg Ringette League Championships were held recently, and Portage brought back quite a bit of hardware.

The U-14A team finished the year without a loss after capturing gold in the WRL championship by taking out Southdale 6-3 in the final.

“We tied just one game this year, so we ended up with 31 points out of a possible 32 during the regular season,” says U-14 A head coach, Allison Vince. “We always enter every game thinking the other team is out to get us because an upset can happen. These girls are my dream team, I’m really so proud of them because the effort they all showed all year long was incredible."

It was a big game from Maddison Tessier who finished the game with a natural hat-trick to help propel Thunder to a 6-3 win over Southdale. Calli Owens had a pair on the night while Karly Vince finished with a goal. The U14 team now sets its sight on provincials which happen throughout the week. The Provincial championship final is Sunday.

A few other Thunder teams found success in the WRL playoffs. The U-16 team managed to capture a gold as well while the U-10 team captured a bronze, U-12 Davis captured a bronze as well. The U-14 Thunder had to settle for the silver medal.


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