Stanstead girls capture NAPHA Championship
The Stanstead Girls Spartans, this past weekend in Buffalo, NY, displayed the same impressive skill and team play that made them undefeated regular season champions and skated off with the North American Prep Hockey Association playoff title following a solid and convincing 3-0 victory over Gilmour Academy (Cleveland, Ohio) in the championship game.
Katie Peddle, Shayla Coates and Katerina Bukolska scored in the final for the Spartans, who had previously defeated Lake Placid's Northwood School 5-2 in the quarter finals and Ridley College of St. Catharines, Ontario 5-0 in the semis, with Edith D'Astous registering both of the team's shutouts.
This is the second time the girls have won the NAPHA trophy, having brought it home in 2011.
Next up for the Spartans is the North American Hockey Academy's spring tournament in Stowe, Vermont this coming weekend, before they host their own invitational tournament March 11-13.
The varsity boys had a more disappointing result at their MPHL final. After winning their first game 8-2 against Loyola, the Spartans lost 1-0 to Gilmour in the semi-final, the lone goal coming in the dying minutes of the third period. In their final game of the playoff, Stanstead beat Lake Forest 2-1 in overtime to come up with a third-place finish.
Congratulations to both teams for excellent seasons.
Stanstead College’s varsity girls hockey team has won the NAPHA playoff title
after finishing the regular season undefeated. Seen here in Buffalo, New York,
after taking the championship are: (Front, l. to r.) goalies Edith D’Astou-Moreau and Elizabeth Rayes; (1st row, l. to r.), Leslie MacKinnon, Rosalie Demers, Alissa Bissonnette, Stephanie Desjardins, Charlie Mailhot, Maude Poulin-Labelle; (2nd row, l. to r.), Shayla Coates, Katie Peddle, Meagan Grant, Ariane Julien;
(3rd row), Judith Neeposh, Katerina Bukolska, Jordyn Pimm, Alexie Guay, Jeanne Chouinard, Michaela Pejzlova, Tessa Dobson,
Brittany Sharman (coach) and Sarah Vaillancourt (coach).