Oct 01, 2012- 3:35 PM
Moving the rep portion of the girls hockey tournament to a fall date for the first time ever, the Wolf Howl 2012 attracted some 30 teams from across the province, sent a few visitors home with some extra hardware and provided plenty of cheering for local fans, with Sudbury teams capturing four of the seven divisional banners.
The Intermediate Lady Wolves closed off the festivities late Sunday afternoon, posting a come-from-behind 2-1 win over the Whitby Wolves.
Maxine Lebreton and Janick Bazinet netted third-period goals as the Intermediates avenged a 4-3 round robin loss to their namesakes from Whitby.
In Midget AA play, the Sudbury crew was expected to be strong and they did not disappoint, reeling off five straight wins that were capped off with a 4-1 victory over the Sault Ste. Marie Wildcats in the final.
Kennedy Lanktree and Jenna Gough scored two goals apiece as the Sudbury AA midgets limited their opponents to just three goals in five games.
Another impressive defensive effort came courtesy of the Sudbury Bantam A Lady Wolves, riding the shutout netminding of Julia Plexman to a 2-0 win over the Temiskaming Shores Puckhounds.
Meagan Beauchamp and Josée Scott scored for the locals, who posted a record of 2-0-1 in preliminary round action.
After slipping past the North Bay Ice Boltz 1-0 in their first meeting, the Bantam AA Lady Wolves came out "guns a blazing" in the final, bouncing their northern rivals 5-1.
Taylor McGaughey enjoyed a two-goal performance to lead the way, with Ashley McKerral, Melisa Kingsley and Joelle Belanger chipping in with singles.
Sudbury settled for silver in the Peewee A division as Sarah Irwin broke a 1-1 tie with a second-period marker, lifting the North Bay Ice Boltz past the Lady Wolves 2-1.
Hannah Irwin netted the remaining North Bay goal while Rylee Moxam answered with the only goal for the locals. The Midget A crew also fell to North Bay as Jeanne Boutin drilled a hat trick in a 3-2 Ice Boltz victory.
Sarah Mulvenna and Summer Butterfly countered with one goal apiece for the Lady Wolves.
Finally, in an all-Ottawa final, the Kanata Rangers blanked the Nepean Wildcats 2-0, laying claim to the Atom AA divisional banner.