Gold and Silver for Essex Thunder Peewee Teams

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Over the weekend, the Essex Thunder hockey teams participated in the 30th Annual London Devilittes tournament. The tournament is one of the largest for girls’ hockey, hosting 190 teams. All six Essex teams participated, with hopes of bringing home the gold.

In exciting, fast-paced hockey, and close games, three of the Essex teams were nudged out of their divisions after quarter final play. But, the Peewee team was playing some of the best hockey of the season to date. Both teams advanced to semi-final play on Sunday morning.

Essex White was up first against the, home town favourites, London Orange. In an exciting game, Essex game out swinging and, in a close fight to the end, nudged out London to move onto the finals. Next, Peewee Orange was on the ice. The team came out quick and never even gave the competition a chance to breathe, dominating the game, and moving on. Together, both teams had taken their division, and would now face each other for the championship title

In true Essex fashion, the whole arena shook with excitement, chanting “Go Essex.” Whatever the outcome, it would be a win for the town. The girls wished their friends and competitors good luck.

Essex Orange opened the scoring with a goal in the first period, and from there on in, had the lead. White played hard, but was unable to catch Orange.  All the girls gave it their all. They had played some of their best hockey to date. 

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