The Waterloo Wildfire split their two weekend National Ringette League games.
Saturday, in a neutral site game played before over 300 fans in St Marys, the Wildfire were edged 4-2 by their Waterloo Region rivals, the Cambridge Turbos. Sunday Waterloo travelled to Richmond Hill and trounced the Lightning by a score of 7-2.
In the Saturday game, Lindsey Vivian opened the scoring for the Wildfire after just 44 seconds, only to have Cambridge reply with four consecutive goals, two by Sharolyn Wouters, before Waterloo’s Bryanna Kelly closed out the scoring. Lisa Malanka played a strong game in the Wildfire net, stopping 32 of the 36 shots she faced.
On Sunday, the Wildfire led 2-0 at the intermission on goals by Vivian and Kelly and then outscored the Richmond Hill squad 5-2 in the 2nd period, getting two from Cass Findlater and singles from Shelagh Rouse, Jodie Hannen and Vivian with her second of the game.
After weekend action, the Wildfire are solidly in second place in the Southern Ontario division of the Eastern Conference with 16 points, six ahead of third place Richmond Hill and four behind first place Cambridge.
The Wildfire close out the pre-holiday portion of their schedule this coming Saturday evening when they entertain the Whitby Wild at 7:30 pm at Moses Springer Arena in Waterloo.