Nov 11, 2019 | Sportsgate | 276 views
Weekend Update and Nationals
Sportsgate HOCKEY: Monday, November 11, 2019: The Kingston JR's recorded their largest winning margin of the season on Sunday, blanking the Central York Panthers 7-0 in a Provincial Women's Hockey League game at the Invista Centre.
The previous biggest winning margin was six goals, recorded in both of their first two games — a 10-4 win over the Southwest Jr. Wildcats and a 7-1 win over the Durham West Lightning. The win, coupled with a 4-3 victory over the Whitby Jr. Wolves on Friday night, moved the JR's into second place in league standings with a 9-2-1-1 record, just two points behind the first-place Etobicoke Jr. Dolphins. Two JR's — Madison Cronkwright and Alexa Pongo — scored three goals apiece on Sunday for their first career PWHL hat tricks. Pongo added an assist on Kiara Zanon's goal to join Megan Breen (4A) with four points. Rebecca Thompson collected three assists. Zanon leads the league in scoring with 31 points (15G, 16A. Goaltender Maggie Emerson posted her third shutout of the season, tying her for the league lead in that department.On Friday night, the Ice Wolves opened a 4-1 lead before hanging on for the win. Pongo and Zanon scored in the opening 12 minutes of the first period before Eilis Gibson got Whitby on the scoreboard at 12:20. Thompson added a pair of goals 2:30 apart, starting at 7:18 of the second period, to put the Ice Wolves up 4-1. Whitby's Sydney Ward, 23 seconds after Thompson's second goal, and Paige Hull, midway through the third period, narrowed the margin to a single goal.Kingston returns to action on Saturday at 3:10 in Whitby before hosting the Waterloo KW Rangers on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.•Tatum White of the Kingston Jr. Ice Wolves was on the gold medal-winning squad as Ontario Red downed Saskatchewan 3-1 in the final game of the 2019 National Women's U18 Championship in Winkler, Man., on Saturday.Ontario Red won its three preliminary games before downing Quebec 4-2 in a Friday semifinal. Quebec went on to defeat Ontario Blue in the bronze medal game. Kingston's Melissa Jefferies was on the Ontario Blue team.Madison Corbett, the third Kingston Jr player taking part in the tournament, which began last Tuesday, saw her Atlantic team finish seventh after defeating Manitoba 1-0 on Friday. In preliminary play, Atlantic suffered three losses, including one in a shootout.