The Portage Collegiate Saints ringette team was quite successful in their condensed season. While the team didn't qualify for the final tournament, they finished their season with more wins than losses. Goaltender Kaylee Peterson is proud of the way the team performed.
"It went really well. It was a good team. A lot of us have been playing together since U10 with Portage Ringette," Peterson explains. "We were all pretty familiar with each other and comfortable. We get along really well, which made it really fun, too."
PCI's three-game season saw them pick up two 6-3 victories over Division Scolaire Franco-Manitobaine and Shaftesbury. Unfortunately, the Saints lost their final game to Sturgeon Heights 4-3.
Despite ending on a loss, Peterson was still very glad to have the opportunity to get on the ice with her friends from school, as she wasn't able to do so recreationally this year.
"It was really fun because Portage doesn't always have full teams. We didn't have a U19 team this year. So, it was fun to get to play with them all again."
The goaltender has played for a few different ringette programs over the last few years, spending this past season with the AA Magic. Being one of the most experienced players on the team, Peterson says it was nice to be a leader on this squad.
"Definitely, being one of the older ones on the team (in Grade 12), you kind of have to be a leader. It's fun because I like talking to all of them."
While this was Peterson's last year of ringette with PCI, she plans to continue playing the sport for years to come.