This season’s edition of the Kitchener Lady Rangers Intermediate A team is off to a strong start with a 20–5–1 record. The team has adopted a high-tempo style of play that has helped them compete at a high level with the top teams in the league. Overall, the caliber of play in the league has increased once again this year with more Midget AA and PW girls continuing on with competitive hockey even when attending post-secondary schools or starting their working career.
Joining the team this season are Ashley Armstrong, Alexa Fisher, Larissa Kolundzic, Clara Lochner, Sydney McIntyre, Kristen Straus, Megan Thring, Tori Waite, Candice Woodall and recent addition, Devin Kay. Returning players include Nicole Bingeman, Brittney Crawford, Kristen Dahmann, Taylor Dobie, Christy Fleming, Alex Ladd, Hunter Lee and Jenny Newcombe.
Joining the coaching staff this year are alumni standouts from last season, Katie Simons and Paige Riley, assisting Ted Martin and head coach Jon Fleming. Darlene Dobie (Mama Dobes) is our trainer again this season and does a great job keeping the girls healthy and ready to play.
So far the team has been victorious in the Clearview “Pink in the Valley” tournament and had a strong showing in the Kitchener Fallfest Tournament, winning their round robin division before bowing out to a determined Cambridge squad 2–1 in the semi-finals. The team is looking forward to continuing our momentum into 2018 and eventually reaching the goal of a Provincial Championship.
Submitted by Jon Fleming