March 4, 2018 at the Iceplex in Winnipeg, Manitoba your SMA Flames captured the Gold Medal championship for the first time in our prep hockey team’s seven-plus year history and sixth in our own Female World Sport School Challenge. The gold medal was earned after a thrilling 2-1 Overtime winning goal against a very strong opponent in St. Paul, Minnesota’s Gentry Academy by grade 10 forward Danica Namaka. Gr 12 goaltender Logan Angers was stellar in goal to help preserve the historic win.
After a tough 4-2 opening tourney game loss to Gentry on Thursday, March 1 at the Icepelx, the Flames peeled off three straight wins, two over longtime arch rival Thunder Bay Queens and the other over Minnesota Revolution on Friday the 2nd in the showcase game that saw a huge turnout of Flames supporters, the stage was set for a Gold Medal rematch with Gentry on Sunday.
Pictured are Front row (l. to r.) Julianna Thomson, Kaitlyn Chatyrbok, Danica Namaka, Kate Gregoire, Ashley McFadden, Sarah Dennehy, Logan Angers and Hailey Karbonik. Back row l. to r.: Jason Panteluk (Associate Coach), Sydney Cancilla (inj.), Seren Jocelyn, Ashleigh Jeannotte, Kate Bumstead, Lainie Nichols, Gabi Dawyduk, Lexi Cheveldayoff, Kennedy Frank, Chloe Oleksiuk, Larry Bumstead (Head Coach), Alyssa Ross (trainer), Robert Friesen (Assistant Coach), Mr. Dave Chell (Teacher Co-Manager/Scouting Liaison). Missing: Aimee Patrick (inj.), Rejean Beauchemin (Goalie Coach), Ms. Alyssa Nabess (Teacher/Co-Manager).