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TFS Aces split the weekend
Submitted By Mike Rolph on Sunday, November 10, 2019
The Taylor Fluid Systems Peewee BB Aces had two home game matinees this weekend which resulted in banking two points out of a possible four. But first to start the weekend off on a giving note, the Taylor Fluid Systems Aces ventured out to GT Boutique to purchase some articles for the Donation Drive for Optimism Place.

The first game was against the South Huron Sabres, this would be our first encounter with the Sabres in regular season. The Sabres entered this weekend undefeated in their regular season play. The Aces knew this was going to be a tough game and they had to be focused and ready for some fast-physical play.

The game started off well for Aces, battling hard and out shooting the Sabres 19-11 throughout the game. Ava Neumeister got the nod to start this game. Neumeister played an excellent game making some acrobatic saves to keeping the girls in the game from start to finish. The first goal was put up on the board by the Aces. It started with Devan Taylor making a sweet pass up the middle, Ella Taylor turned on the rocket boosters and skated hard through the Sabres defence to catch the puck at the blueline and skated the puck up the middle a took a shot that had eyes to beat the Sabres goalie to give the Aces the lead. It was a back and forth game with some good physical play until the Sabres tied the game late in the second and then snuck one more by our tender to take the lead in the third. The Aces tried to even the score; pulling the goalie with a couple minutes left in the third but with no prevail. Even thou the Aces controlled the play most of the game we suffered our first loss of regular season.

 

Sunday’s game was against Guelph. Our last game against Guelph ended in a 4-2 victory for the good guys; they were wanting some revenue, but once they seen that Sloan Cameron was between the pipes, they were quickly deflated. I think the TFS Aces were still feeling the hurt from yesterdays loss and decided to take it out on Gryphons. The girls out shot then 27 to 12 throughout the game. The first goal of the game was scored by Josephine Jarmuth. She received a pass in the neutral zone from Olivia Van Straaten, Jarmuth skated the puck past three defenders winding her way to her favorite shooting spot and fired one at the goalie. This was a perfectly placed shot as even the goalie was surprised the puck went in as she thought she had the whole side was covered; except for one spot the size of a puck. The Aces second goal was compliments of Kara Rolph who stole the puck from the defenders at the defensive blueline, went in on the goalie and picked the short side to bury the puck and put the Aces up by two. Two minutes later the Gryphons were the next to score. It was a goal worthy of a comment...nice hands and patience beat a couple of our defence and ultimately our goalie to cut our lead in half and finish the second period. The third was a rough period but neither team was going to back down. About two minutes into the third period the Aces decided to play a bit of tic-tac-toe with a goal scoring tip at the end. The first pass the from the corner to Kylie Fifield who made a pass to Aveleen Flood who was high slot, Floody took the shot towards the net and as we have seen in the past, Ella Taylor was in the perfect spot to tip the biscuit high into the net for the eventual game winner - this is the type of goal that puts a smile on a coaches faces excellent puck passing and positioning! The Gryphons tried to claw their way back by sneaking one by Cameron to get within one again, but the TFS Aces were not going to slow down. With three minutes left in the game, Josie Walker took a shot from the slot and Kara Rolph jumped on the rebound lifting the puck high and over the goalie for a her second of the game and a little added insurance for her team mates. The game ended 4-2 for the TFS good guys!! Two hard fought battles this weekend girls…well done.