The Avalanche U12 Girls team held the Avalanche Shootout at SLICE January 28-29, 2012. This was a Round Robin tourney where winners were determined by adding up the game-by-game points. Teams earned two points for a win, zero points for a loss, and one point for each period won. Teams participating included: Avalanche U12, Beaver Dam U14, Jr. Fury U12 (Janesville-Beloit), and Viroqua Thunder U14.
The Avalanche kicked off the tournament in a game against the Jr. Fury. The Jr. Fury shut out the Avalanche 0-8. The Avalanche took on the Viroqua Thunder. This was a hard-fought game between the U12 Avalanche and U14 Thunder teams. The Avalanche prevailed in a 2-1 win. Scoring for the Avalanche were Tessa Janecke and Emma Ness. Sara Nicholas and Alyssa Knauf each earned assists. Goalie Jenna Schmerbach recorded 20 saves. Immediately following that game, the Avalanche took on the U14 Beaver Dam Girls team in another tough match-up. Cammi Ganshert scored from the blue line in the first period giving the Avalanche a 1-0 lead. Also scoring for the Avalanche were Tessa Janecke and Emma Ness. The game ended in a 3-3 tie, resulting in a shootout. The Avalanche Goalie wasn’t able to stop the Beaver Dam shooters, resulting in a loss for the Avalanche. Goalie Jenna Schmerbach recorded 9 saves.
The Avalanche earned a third place finish at the Shootout Tournament. The Jr. Fury took first place and the Thunder took second in the tournament.
In addition to the Shootout tournament, the U12 Avalanche Girls hosted the DC Diamonds U12 on Friday, January 27. Both teams were evenly matched in this nail biter game. Tessa Janecke scored two unassisted Avalanche goals in the game. Final score: Avalanche 2, DC Diamonds 3. Goalie Jennie Schmerbach recorded 46 saves. On Sunday, January 29, the Avalanche U12 Girls took on Beaver Dam U14. The Avalanche dominated the game winning 4-0. Tessa Janecke earned a hat trick (three goals in one game) and Anika Einbeck lit the lamp once. Earning assists were Tessa Janecke, Haley Knauf (who had two), Rebekah Rath, and Alyssa Knauf.
Tag(s): U14 Girls