The Waterloo Wildfire sit comfortably at the holiday break in second place in the National Ringette League’s Southern Ontario Division and 5th overall in the eastern conference after a convincing 11-1 romp over the Whitby Wild Saturday night in Waterloo.
Sara Armstrong paced the Wildfire with four goals and an assist in her NRL debut, having been called up as an alternate player (AP) from the the Guelph Belle AA’s. The Waterloo native made a triumphant return to Moses Springer Arena where she had played much of her minor ringette and was named the game’s first star.
Tara Gross and Bryanna Kelly each added two goals (Kelly’s second being her 20th of the season) while Lindsey Vivian, Shelly Kraemer and Jodie Hannen had singles. Amanda Vosin had a quiet night in the Wildfire cage stopping 11 of the 12 Whitby shots.
The Wildfire are now idle until the weekend of January 3rd and 4th when the Quebec City Cyclones and Gloucester Devils come to town for some inter divisional play. The two clubs play in the four-team Capital Division and will be a good test for Waterloo who have played 10 of their 14 games to date within their division, having had one four-game foray into the Montreal division where they went 3 and 1 (wins/losses).