Oct 23, 2012, 6:25 pm
The Etobicoke Juniors hit the road for a four day college tour in the United States visiting 5 colleges and playing 2 exhibition games. The tour included stops at Syracuse Unversity, Union College, Rensselaer Polytech, Castleton State College, and Plattsburgh State University.The Etobicoke Juniors defeated the Castleton Spartans 5-4 in an exciting overtime win. Prior to the game, Coach Bill Bowes hosted the team with a campus and facility tour as well as an in depth Q&A session. Emma Dahlgren scored Etobicoke's first goal at 13:55 of the 2nd period, assisted by Jen Thompson and Stacy Joe. Dahlgren scored her second of the game at 5:43 of the 2nd period to tie the game 2-2. Nicole Atkinson and Cara Sayles assisted. After end to end action, and with the period winding down, Shana Walker scored a short handed goal capitalizing on a puck steal at 2:26 of the 2nd period to move the Juniors to into a 3-2 lead over the Spartans. Late in the 3rd period, after intense offensive zone work, Jen Thompson scored off a crisp pass from Emma Dahlgren to move the juniors into a 4-2 lead. The Spartans scored two quick goals with less than 3 minutes to push the game into overtime. Mackenzie Johnson scored the overtime goal, to seal the win 5-4. Shots on goal were 28-22 for Etobicoke, Keri Martin played goal the first half of the game and saved 11 shots, Amanda Smith closed the 2nd half of the game with 11 shots. The next day, the Etobicoke Juniors played the Plattsburgh Cardinals in their newly renovated arena with 3500 capacity. Plattsburgh has built a womens college team with an impressive record, with the program achieving National Champion status in 2006-07 and 2007-08. The Cardinals jumped to an early 2-0 lead, but Nicole Atkinson scored at 5:17 of the second period to narrow the Cardinals lead to 2-1. Etobicoke defended hard to keep the score at a one goal deficit. Final score was 2-1 for the Cardinals, with shots on goal totalling 38-15 in Plattsburgh's favour. Keri Martin was recognized as the games second star after stopping 18 shots in the 3rd period. Amanda Smith started the game in net for Etobicoke with18 shots against. Congratulations to the Juniors and showing well on this college tour road trip!
Sep 20, 2012, 8:59 pm
Etobicoke Juniors hit the ice running at the Stoney Creek University Showcase Tournament in Hamilton on the weekend of September 14th-16th. They made it to semi-final game on Sunday after playing 6 games in 3 days.
Nicole Spadotto opened the tournament for Etobicoke with their first goal of the tournament against OHA prep hockey school from Cornwall Ontario. Spadotto capitalized on her puck steal from the OHA defence with 4:41 left in the first period to give Etobicoke an early lead. Shana Walker assisted on the goal.
Though Etobicoke lost the game 2-1, Amanda Smith saved 38 shots to keep Etobicoke tied with OHA until the last 2 minutes of the 3rd period.
Determined to not to fold after the first game, the Juniors came back with a one sided game to beat Ohio 8-0 and set the tone for the tournament. Megan Farrell had the first hat trick of the season for Etobicoke while Mackenzie Johnston impressively notched 7 points.
On Saturday Etobicoke played against Pittsburgh Elite, finishing with a 1-0 win. The game was close checking, but a goal from Nicole Atkinson, with assists from Nicole Spadotto and Katelyn Turk at 8:13 of the second period sealed the win. Etobicoke showed defensive strength, warding of two short handed situations in the 2nd period. Amanda Smith got a well deserved shut out after 21 shots on goal.
Etobicoke continued the winning streak beating Dawson College from Quebec 4-0. Keri Martin earned her second shut out of the tournament.
On Sunday the rivalry between Oakville and Etobicoke continued; Etobicoke emerged as the winner in a close overtime shootout off a deke from Emma Dahlgren, while Amanda Smith got her second shut out of the tournament.
The weekend closed as Etobicoke played Durham in the series semi final. Though Etobicoke lost 3-1, the final score does not reflect how evenly matched the two teams were.
Congratulations to the Juniors on a great showing in this season's first tournament.
Sep 10, 2012, 4:19 pm
Continuing last years close rivalry, Etobicoke Juniors split their exhibition series this week with the Oakville Junior Hornets. After suffering a 3-2 defeat at home Etobicoke rallied in the second game to defeat Oakville on their home ice. Etobicoke's aggressive play put them in a short handed situation for half of the first two periods, but a brilliant defensive effort kept Oakville's power play - which included a 5-on-3 opportunity - neutralized. As Etobicoke started climbing out of their short-handed abyss, with each team a player down, Stacy Joe scored the equalizer at 6:59 of the second period off an assist from Katelyn Turk. Etobicoke showed intense resolve and dominated play in the third period. Mackenzie Johnston scored the go ahead goal off an assisting rebound shot from Nicole Spadotto early in the third, and Shana Walker secured the win late in the game with hard forechecking towards the net with an assist from Mackenzie Johnston.
Aug 28, 2012, 9:01 pm
The Dolphins met up with the newly minted Leaside Wildcats Intermediate AA team this past Sunday at Nottawasaga’s Centre Ice and led off the exhibition season with a convincing 4-0 win.
After a slow start by both teams and the jostling of the puck back and forth, the bulging of the twine in the Wildcats net was finally christened with the first Etobicoke goal of the season by Nicole Atkinson’s with 38 seconds remaining in the first period. With the genie now out of the bottle, Miss Atkinson popped in her second goal minutes later at the 17 minute mark of the second period. Ninety seconds later, Stacy Joe popped the third ‘Phins goal into the net from a pass from Szulewska.
The last marker and her third goal of the game came unassisted at 16:23 of the third period, from the Hat-tricking Nicole Atkinson.
Aug 28, 2012, 7:07 pm
Your Etobicoke Junior Dolphins Training Camp is well underway at the beautiful Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston Ontario. Nottawasaga Inn has a recently developed twin pad "Centre Ice" on the property allowing for the full training camp immersion to kick off the 2012/2013 season.
Training camp began bright and early at 7:30am Monday morning with the girls undergoing their fitness assessment and delivering on their summer commitment to the coaches. On-ice team practices and power skating development followed early morning spinning and circuit training sessions. Team meals catered by the Inn as well as parents and team meetings filled in the remainder of the day. Similar intensity, learning and commaraderie are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.
The training camp (and the end of the beginning) is scheduled to complete Wednesday late afternoon.
Aug 23, 2012, 11:49 am
Your Etobicoke Juniors will be very active in the pre-season with games scheduled against the PWHL teams of the Leaside Wildcats, the Oakville Hornets, the Burlington Barracudas and the Kitchener Lady Rangers. Your Etobicoke Juniors will also face off against CIS teams of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues and the Ryerson University Rams as well as meeting up with the NCAA Colgate Raiders.
Please check our Calendar for schedules and check back often to see your teams progress.