Several Emo Novice Bandits teamed up with Atikokan to take part in the Thunder Bay Ringette Tournament of Stars, coming home with the gold medal.
Cassie McLellan, Lacey Durbin, Carlee Bosma, Samantha Myslicki, Alyssa Kupila, and Jaycey Ewald, along with coach Selene LeBlanc, were the Bandits who suited up for Atikokan.
Atikokan started out quickly in their first game against Wal-Mart, jumping out to a 8-2 lead in the first half on goals by Carlee Bosma (four), Emma Cunningham (three), and Brianna Coulson.
The second half was much closer, but it still belonged to Atikokan, who outscored their opponents 7-4 en route to a 15-6 victory.
Amy Cunningham and Emma Cunningham paced the team with a pair of second-half goals, with Coulson, Bosma, and Alyson Durand adding singles.
Atikokan had a much tougher game against Tony’s Cabinets but skated away with a 6-1.
Bosma (two), Coulson, and Emma Cunningham gave Atikokan a 4-1 lead in the first half, with Bosma and Kupila adding singles in the second half to ice the win.
Then against Geraldton, Atikokan applied the pressure right from the opening whistle to grab a 6-2 lead at halftime on goals by Bosma (three), Coulson (two), and Emma Cunningham.
This carried into the second half, with Atikokan bagging five more goals to Geraldton’s one for a 11-3 victory. Bosma and Kupila each netted a pair of goals while Coulson tallied the other one.
Facing Tony’s Cabinets again the the final, Atikokan stormed out to a 4-1 lead at halftime on goals by Bosma (three) and Emma Cunningham.
Then it was all Atikokan in the second half, exploding for eight more goals en route to the 12-1 romp.
Bosma, Kupila, and Durbin each had a pair in the second-half outburst while Coulson and Emma Cunningham added singles.