Feb. 8, 2010,
After going undefeated and claiming first place in league play for the 2009-10 season with a record of 16-0-4, the Little Caesars Girls U16 team entered the Tier One Elite Hockey League playoffs with one goal: Finish the season without losing a game in league play.
They were successful in that bid, winning all their round-robin and semi-final games.
The championship game pitted the Madison Capitals against Little Caesars. Given that both semi-final games had been decided by a one-goal margin, everyone anticipated a great game in the final battle for league bragging rights.
The game that ensued did not disappoint and was chock full of great scoring opportunities and fantastic saves.
Little Caesars drew first blood midway through the second period when Cassidy Tucker scored a shorthanded goal. The game would remain tied until the final minute of play when Madison pulled the goalie and scored the equalizer with 0:29 remaining in regulation.
After two five-minute overtime periods, neither team could manage to get the puck past the netminders; the game would be decided in a shootout.
Little Caesars shooters Alyssa West and Sydney Brickey were able to beat the Madison goalie. Caesars goaltender Alexis Shaw stood strong in net during the shootout, securing the victory by allowing only one Madison player to score.
Little Caesars 16U players are: Julie Beattie, Abigale Belcrest, Rachael Booth, Sydney Brickey, Allison Carter, Mellissa Channell, Erin Conway, Taylor Fairchild, Kelly Harris, Morgann Madill, Taylor Marchin, Shannon McFadden, Rachel Miller, Breanna Peterson, Nicole Renault, Gabrielle Schnepp, Cassidy Tucker, and Alyssa West. Little Ceasars is coached by David Erwin, Maureen O’Bryan, and Matt Berger.