The Clearview Bantam BB IceCats are: Katelynn Fawcett, Allison Mitchell-Emslie, Alicia Dow, Nicole Mika, Soulaira Young, Shea Howes, Maika Beland, Alexis Freeborn, Morgan Rutledge, Ailish Moore, Madison Ouellette, Sage White, Kylie McAlpine, Korol Pikulik, Reagan McCluskey, Mekalya Armellin, Leah Mar, Head Coach Jason Dow, Assistant Coach Fred Emslie, Assistant Coach Craig Williams, Assistant Coach Mark Rutledge, Trainer Suzanne Freeborn, Trainer Jacquie Armellin, and Manager Korinne Mclpine.
Clearview IceCats skate to finals of Skills Gauntlet
Posted November 22, 2016
The Clearview Bantam BB IceCats were finalists in the Under Armour/Toronto Maple Leafs sponsored Skills Gauntlet in Toronto recently.
The team members, whose home rink is the Centre Ice Sportsplex at the Nottawasaga Inn, were asked to do a number of challenges and team building exercises in order to qualify for an on-ice skills gauntlet. Out of 97 teams registered, the IceCats finished in the top 10 and were invited to the event to compete against boys Bantam AAA, AA, A, and AE rep teams. The IceCats were the only female team at the event and they did not disappoint.
At the skills gauntlet the team participated in challenges such as fastest skater, puck control, shot accuracy, goalie lateral testing, and the shoot out challenge and did not look out of place at all, putting up points in event after event. By the end everyone in attendance seemed to be cheering for the IceCats as they demonstrated amazing skill, effort, determination, and heart.
These young women showed the nine boys teams in attendance that women's hockey is alive and well in the GTA.
Special thanks to the parents and fans that made the trip to support the team. You were definitely the loudest support group there and the girls could not help but notice your enthusiasm. It helped drive them to their success and the team and their support group did Clearview and women's hockey proud.