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Near perfect season earns Exeter/Seaforth U12 gold
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 Exeter Lakeshore Times-Advance - Tuesday, April 10, 2018 9:27:19 EDT AM

Above is the Exeter/Seaforth u12 ringette team that won gold in Kitchener on April 1. In the back row from (l-r) are Rebecca Rooseboom, Janet Traquair, Paul Dolmage, Brian Wynja and Jeff Robinson. Middle row from (l-r) are Kiera Coolman, Rachel Vanbakel, Sarah Sparling, Layne McGregor, Emma Alce, Jaclyn Vanbakel and Marcy Towton. Front row from (l-r) are Addisyn Brown, Kate Wynja, Kate Maloney, Sydney Dolmage, Abby Wynja and Ava Robinson. Up front is Emily Smale.

Above is the Exeter/Seaforth u12 ringette team that won gold in Kitchener on April 1. In the back row from (l-r) are Rebecca Rooseboom, Janet Traquair, Paul Dolmage, Brian Wynja and Jeff Robinson. Middle row from (l-r) are Kiera Coolman, Rachel Vanbakel, Sarah Sparling, Layne McGregor, Emma Alce, Jaclyn Vanbakel and Marcy Towton. Front row from (l-r) are Addisyn Brown, Kate Wynja, Kate Maloney, Sydney Dolmage, Abby Wynja and Ava Robinson. Up front is Emily Smale

An incredible season has come to a close. 
The Exeter/Seaforth U 12 ringette team competed in the weekend finale for the western region in Kitchener.

After going through the season with a record of 20-0, the expectations were high for the team to bring home a gold medal. Round robin play matched Exeter/Seaforth up with Wellington North, Hanover and Elora/Fergus.

The message going into the tournament from the coaches was to take no team lightly as they would all be gunning to knock them off the top. But the first game of round robin play against Wellington North proved to be an extreme test for the Exeter/Seaforth girls.

Trailing for most of the game, Exeter/Seaforth managed to pull off an 8-8 tie.

Game two against Elora/Fergus was another nail-biter. Exeter/Seaforth was trailing 5-2 with just under nine minutes left and the bench called a timeout to settle the girls down. It was a position the girls had not been in all season, and the looks on their faces was one of shock. It was at that time a switch turned on and the girls became a different team. They rallied back with four goals in the final six minutes to take home a 6-5 victory.

After two scares to start the tournament, the team came out determined to get a victory over Hanover to solidify a spot in the gold medal game.

Controlling the game from start to finish, the girls put in a good effort and were rewarded with a 7-4 victory. This set up a rematch with Elora/Fergus in the final game of the season for the gold medal.

It was clear from the first whistle of the game that this team was not going to be denied what they've worked so hard for all season long. A strong first period created a lead of 7-4 at halftime. Then with five goals in the first four minutes of the second period, there was no looking back.

The final score was 13-6, and Exeter/Seaforth claimed the gold medal. A well balanced attack saw each forward on the team record a goal on the weekend, which was only one of the keys to the team’s success. An extremely good defence and excellent goaltending shut down the other team’s offence when it was needed the most.

All together the girls put together a season to remember. The team finished the year off with an overall record of 30 wins, two ties and no losses.

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