By: Stuart Walter
Winnipeg Gold has added to their impressive medal haul at the 2018 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro with another bronze, this time in female hockey, as they beat Team North 3-2 in a shootout.
Winnipeg got on the board first, with Seren Jocelyn putting the puck past Team North goaltender Jillian Szabo. North would answer back in the second period when Taylor Kristjanson was set up by Ashley Keller and Joie Simon. Winnipeg Gold would answer back, though, as Rorie Ringor put Winnipeg ahead heading into the third.
The third period was a tightly contested affair, with North being the only ones to get on the board when Ashley Keller scored. Assists on the game-tying goal went to Kenzer Amy and Trinity McArthur.
Overtime solved nothing, though Team North heavily outshot Winnipeg Gold 10-2. This game, like two of the previous games for the home side in the tournament, was headed to a shootout.
Ashley Keller was the only player to score in the shootout for Team North, while Rorie Ringor kept it alive as the final of the first three for Winnipeg Gold. There were three additional shooters for each team. Julianna Thomson stood tall for Winnipeg Gold, while Taylor Coward was able to sneak one by Jillian Szabo to win the game, and the medal, for Winnipeg.
Team North finished the three-day tournament in fourth place.