The U12 Sassy Icebreakers ringette team got a confidence boost before the start the regular season.
 
This weekend they competed in the Turkey Ring tournament in St Albert and brought home a silver medal.
 
"We were going into this tournament so the coaches could learn where all these girls were at," said Allison Hinchey, one of the coaches. "Everyone got to play a bunch of different positions, we got to see where they were strong, so we're going into league play a lot stronger."
 
The tournament began Friday afternoon against Lacombe, ending in a 14-14 tie.
 
Saturday, the Icebreakers won their first game against Edmonton 11-9 and dropped the next one to St. Albert 7-5.
 
The gold medal game was a rematch against St Albert and the teams went into the shootout tied 12-12.
 
"The final game was very exciting. We played five minutes of overtime with no goals, so the girls got to do a five player shootout, which I think was the first time a lot of them had even seen a shootout."
 
Hinchey gave a special shoutout to defensive player Alaina, who stood tall for the entire tournament.
 
First year players Janelle and Catelyn also caught the attention of coaches on both sides.
 
"They're both brand new to ringette this season, and being in U12 they're up against girls that have been playing for years. One of the coaches from the other team commented that he couldn't even tell who our new players were."
 
The regular season will begin soon, but teams have not received a schedule yet.

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