News and Updates
Update on the Flames’ Season
October 21, 2014
Your Flames are now 7-3-3 in 13 games as they prepare for the Two Nations College Prep Series October 4 to 26, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.
The Flames took part in the third annual Pembina Valley Thanksgiving Classic from October 10-12, 2014. While the team started out a bit slow, our young ladies quickly found their legs and got stronger with each game. The Flames finished with an impressive 5-0 win in Sunday’s final game over the Lloydminster PWM Steelers, paced by a two goal performance from Cecilia Lopez, solid team offense and defense and a well-earned shut-out by Tory Micklash. A 3-2 win vs the always-dangerous Shaftesbury Titans with Logan Angers holding strong in net and a very exciting 0-0 draw with the host team Pembina Valley, the day before, capped off a very successful weekend of hockey!
Upon returning from Morden, the focus for the team was directed back to school work and getting ready for the 2nd Annual Female Hockey Fights Cancer (FHFC) game in Selkirk vs the Winnipeg Avros on Saturday, October 18. The game proved to be exciting however, was far and away overshadowed by the fact that a whopping $18,000 was raised and given in one massive cheque to Cancer Care Manitoba. Thanks to huge the huge fundraising efforts from the players and parents of both teams. A most memorable pre-game speech to the players, coaches and staff from cancer survivor Ladine Moldenhauer definitely left an indelible mark on everyone in the room. Huge thanks goes out to Dennis and Melanie Park, Don McIntosh, Monte Miller and Hockey Winnipeg, and especially to Coach Ashley van Aggelen and the entire Winnipeg Avros organization for inviting SMA to be a part of this event.
Flames vs. Wildcats
Most recently the Flames skated to a 4-2 win vs the perennially strong Westman Wildcats Sunday October 19, 2014 at the MTS Iceplex. Strong goaltending from both Tory and Logan, combined with two markers by veteran Randi Marcon and singles from Kayla Friesen and Emma Smith-Andrushko paved the way to a fourth straight victory.
Female Hockey Fights Cancer
SMA Flames Prep vs. Winnipeg Avros
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.
A total of $18,000 was raised for CancerCare Manitoba!
Read about the Female Hockey Fights Cancer game in the Winnipeg Free Press: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/other/flames-avros–playing-charity-game-277852431.html
Female World Sport School Challenge
For the 3rd consecutive year, St. Mary’s Academy will host the FWSSC. This is a Hockey Canada sanctioned tournament that top female hockey teams from Sport Schools across North America and Europe are invited to attend. A tournament website is under development and set to launch in January 2015 (or sooner): www.fwssc.ca
Flames forward makes U18 team for Canada
Congratulations to SMA Flames Prep player Christian Higham for making Team Canada’s women’s U18 team! Team Canada’s U18 team sees action against rival U.S.A in a best-of-three series that kicks off Aug. 21 in Calgary.
Click here to go to Hockey Canada’s 2014-15 National Women’s Under-18 Team webpage.