The Markham-Stouffville Stars played their last game before the Christmas break last night in Markham vs the Aurora Panthers.
The Stars were short players and used three call-ups including a goalie. The short bench never phased the Stars as they cruised to an easy 4-1 victory over the last place Panthers.
Markham-Stouffville scoring summary:
Liz Lennon (14)
Katie O'Hara (7)
Diane Snobelen (3)
Call-Up # 12 (1)
The Markham-Stouffville Stars were out east this weekend to face off against the Kingston Ice Wolves and Napanee Crunch. Up first was a Saturday night game vs. The Ice Wolves. The final result was dissapointing as the Stars fell to the Ice Wolves 6-0.
Game two took place on Sunday vs. The Napanee Crunch. The Stars had a much better effort and got out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Darcie Johnston and Diane Snobelen. Napanee would tie it up heading into the second period. The Stars would take the lead on Talia Fauberts first goal of the season and wouldn't look back as they scored two more by Liz Lennon and Jillienne Petrie to take the game by a 5-2 final.
The Stars are now 6-5-1 on the season and sit in 5th place in the East. Next game is Tuesday December 20th vs. The Aurora Panthers.
Stars Edge Sharks
The Markham-Stouffville Stars finished up a 3 in 3 today against the second place Scarborough Sharks. Markham got off to a good start on a goal by Trista Williams. The Sharks would tie it before the Stars took the lead for good on a game winning goal by Darcie Johnston. Goalie Jessica Barwell was solid in net for the second consecutive night stopping 28 of 29 shots, and 60 out of 62 shots over her last two games.
The Stars finished up the weekend with a 1-1-1 record and move into 6th place in the East.
Markham will make the trip to Kingston, Ontario next Saturday to take on the Ice Wolves before playing in Napanee on Sunday.
Stars Drop Game One Of Whitby Tournament
The Markham-Stouffville Stars faced off against the Brantford Ice Cats Friday night in game one of the Whitby tournament. The Stars came out strong and took a 1-0 lead on Liz Lennon's 9th goal of the season. Brantford would tie the game up quickly to even the score 1-1 heading into the third period. Stars goalie Krista Jensen was forced to leave the game in the second period after injuring her groin. Jessica Barewell was absent from the game, so Stars D-man Rachelle Nasello took over between the pipes. Nasello would stop the first 14 shots she faced before giving up the go ahead goal. Brantford would eventually add another to take the game by a 3-1 final score.
Nasello takes the loss despite stopping 19 of 21 shots.
Markham will face off against the Whitby Wolves tomorrow at 12:30 PM et.
Stars Lose To Flames
The Markham-Stouffville Stars went into Clarington tonight with a short bench. The team was faced with bad luck as the Flames were up 4-1 through the first two periods. Katie O'Hara scored in the third to make it a 4-2 Flames lead which would end up being the final.
Katie O'Hara scored two goals in the game, while Talia Faubert added two assists. Jillienne Petrie and Diane Snobelen both added an assist each.
The Stars next game is Sunday November 20th vs The Kingston Ice Wolves @ Clippers Arena in Stouffville.
Stars fall 1-0
The Markham-Stouffville Stars entered play last night in Scarbrough with a (3-1-0) overall season record. For the most part, the game was one sided as Scarborough heavily out shot the Stars through the first two periods. Scarborough would scored midway through the third period which would eventually be the game winner by a score of 1-0. Stars goalie Krista Jensen was solid in the loss, stopping 35 of 36 shots.
Markham-Stouffville blue liner Stef Zamperin had to leave the game after being stepped on. She suffered two lacerations to her leg and is out indefinitely.
Next Game: The game Sunday November 6th vs The Kingston Ice Wolves has been cancelled. The game will take place at a later date.
Stars Edge Out Lady Generals
The Markham-Stouffville Stars were in action Tuesday night vs the Oshawa Lady Generals. The game was 0-0 heading into the third period when Darcie Johnston scored to put the Stars up 1-0, which would eventually be the final score. Jess Barwell earned her first shutout of the year making 17 saves.
The Stars are now (3-1-0) and sit in third place in the Int A East Division.
Next Game: The Stars will travel Malven Arena Friday night to play the 2nd place Scarborough Sharks.
Markham-Stouffville Stars (3-1-0) vs Scarborough Sharks (3-1-1)
Stars Fall To Sharks
The Markham-Stouffville Stars entered play last night looking to remain undefeated on the season. They faced off against a tough Scarborough Sharks team, and would eventually fall victim by a 3-1 score. Liz Lennon scored in the first period to give the Stars a 1-0 lead. Darcy Johnston and Stef Zamperin both had an assist on the play. From then on the Stars were out played and out shot as Scarborough scored 3 unanswered goals to take the final 3-1.
The loss snaps the Stars 2 game winning streak as they fall to (2-1-0) on the season.
Next Game: Tuesday November 1st @ Angus Glen Arena vs. The Oshawa Lady Generals.
Stars Cruise To Victory
The Markham-Stouffville Stars resumed their regular season play last night at the Aurora Community Center vs the Aurora Panthers. The Stars jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first period. They would add another in the second to go up 3-0. The Panthers rallied late in the second, scoring 2 goals to make it a 3-2 score. Markham would add 2 more in the third period including an empty net goal to take the game by a final of 5-2. Steph Robinson netted 2 goals,Darcy Johnston and Liz Lennon both added 1 , while Ellana Eadie added an empty net goal. Jessica Barwell made 21 saves to earn her second win on the year.
The Stars next game is Friday October 28th @ Angus Glen Arena vs the Scarborough Sharks
Stars Beat Flames In Home Opener
The Markham-Stouffville Stars opened the 2011-2012 season on a winning note. They faced off against rivals Vaughan, earning the victory by a score of 2-0. Liz Lennon blew by the Vaughan defence to open the scoring in the second period. Darcy Johnston added a goal in the third period to solidify the 2-0 win. Andrea Barwell, Michelle Davies, Jill Petrie and Rachelle Nasello all picked up assists on the play. Krista Jensen made 15 saves to earn her first win and shutout of the season.
The Stars continue their season play with a game tonight at the Aurora Community Center against the Aurora Panthers.
Stars Drop Semi-Final Game
The Markham-Stouffville Stars entered play today with a 1-0-2 tournament record before they faced off against the Scarborough Sharks this morning for the semi-finals. Scarborough came out strong through the first two periods and jumped out to a 2-0 lead. The Stars would add a goal in the third period by Darcie Johnston but would eventually fall 2-1.
The Stars finished up the Clarington Applefest tournament with a (1-1-2) record and took home third place.
Stars Sweep Flames!
The Markham-Stouffville Stars began their year with a 2 game series against the Vaughan Flames. Game one was played Friday night in Vaughan at the Vaughan sports village. Despite the Stars being the visiting team, they quickly jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first. The Flames would then tie the game in the second, before the Stars took the lead for good in the third period, eventually taking the game by a 2-1 final.
Game two was held at Angus Glen arena in Markham Saturday night. Much like Game one, the Stars took control from puck drop and never looked back. After scoring to make it 1-0, the Flames answered back to draw the game even at 1-1. Markham took the lead in the second period going up 2-1, eventually adding another to make the final 3-1. Markham is now 2-0 so far in exhibition play, and will look to improve as they get closer to opening day