Emo squads compete in Ringette tourney

The Dryden Ringette Association hosted its tournament, “Lordesses of the Rings,” which attracted teams from Emo, Atikokan, Kenora, Thunder Bay, and the host city.
The theme was “A Tale of Two Rinks.”
Although every team had their eyes focused on the gold, it just did not happen for the three Emo Bandits teams, who all wound up settling for silver medals.
In the Novice division, Emo edged Dryden 7-6. Angel Nixon led the way with a hat trick while Rio Devin (two), Alyce Ewald, and Destiny Woolsey also found the twine.
Jeremy Olson had a head trick for Dryden, with Greg Olson (two) and Anthony Carlucci also scoring.
Emo’s second game was a squeaker as Thunder Bay skated away with a well-deserved 5-4 win. Sammie Myslicki had two goals to pace the Bandits while Nixon and Devin each added one.
Then in their third contest against Atikokan, the Bandits cruised to an 8-2 victory despite still being short-handed.
Shelby Penny led the attack with a hat trick, with Myslicki (two), Devin (two), and Woolsey also scoring for Emo.
But it was a different story in the gold-medal final as Dryden held the Bandits’ offence at bay en route to a 7-2 victory. Devin netted both Emo goals.
In Tween action, the Bandits started play on the wrong foot after being bounced by Thunder Bay 9-2. Heather Williams and Carlee Bosma were Emo’s lone goal scorers.
But Emo bounced back in their second game against Dryden, skating away with a 9-4 win.
Bosma connected for four goals while Rylee Nixon counted twice. Jaycey Ewald, Shanna Ewald, and Nikki Smith rounded out the scoring for Emo.
Shanna Ewald and Bosma each scored twice as the Bandits won their third game 5-1 (their opponents and the other goal scorer were not listed).
Then against Kenora, Bosma had four goals as Emo cruised to an 8-0 victory. Shanna Ewald (two), Jaycey Ewald, and Nixon rounded out the scoring.
But it was the same old story in the gold-medal game as Thunder Bay romped to a 14-4 victory to leave the Bandits with a second silver medal at the tournament.
Bosma tallied twice for Emo in a losing cause while Smith and Nixon had the others.
No games sheets were available for the Belles, but it is known the Bandits opened play with a 9-2 loss to Thunder Bay #1. They rebounded against Dryden, however, with a 4-2 win.
Emo then eked out a 5-4 win over Kenora, but once again couldn’t beat Thunder Bay in the final—losing 9-2 to settle for silver once again.
Still, Bandits coach Debbie Carlson said the girls played quite well in all their games being short-staffed throughout the tournament.