Strong re­sults from SEDMHA tour­na­ment

Atom ‘A’ wins gold while ban­tam teams take bronze

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The Antigo­nish Atom ‘A’ Bull­dogs cap­tured the SEDMHA Hockey Tour­na­ment crown with 5-2 vic­tory in the cham­pi­onship game ver­sus the Sydney-based Cape Bre­ton Bliz­zard.

Kate Mor­row and Cameryn Macdonald each scored twice in the win with Veron­ica Boyle adding the other Bull­dog goal.

Goal­tender Adri­anna Venedam was named game most valu­able player (MVP).

“We chal­lenged the girls to get a lit­tle bet­ter each game of the tour­na­ment and, with the ex­cep­tion of Satur­day’s loss, they re­ally did,” coach Greg Mor­row wrote in an email to the Cas­ket.

“They re­bounded from a tough loss to Sydney to put to­gether two com­plete games in the semi-fi­nal and fi­nal. They de­served to win; each one of them worked hard, bat­tled, and dug deep af­ter a long week­end, and a long day with two tough games Sun­day.”

Mor­row noted, last year, a large num­ber of atom-aged girls meant there were two Antigo­nish teams at the tour­na­ment.

“We came up short at last year’s tour­na­ment, with one team win­ning sil­ver and the other win­ning bronze,” he said. “This sea­son, all of the atom girls are back to­gether on one team, so it was nice for them to win it and take home the SEDMHA ban­ner and jack­ets. They showed a lot of heart and Bull­dog pride; their coaches and par­ents are very proud of all of them.”

Kate Mor­row, the team's cap­tain, fin­ished sec­ond in goals (8) and points (10) in the tour­na­ment, one be­hind the leader in each cat­e­gory; and Ainslee Con­nolly tied for the tour­na­ment lead in as­sists with three.

On their way to the ti­tle, the Bull­dogs posted a 3-1 record. They be­gan with an 8-0 win over Metro West Force Blue. Goal scorers were; game MVP Cameryn Macdonald (3), Kate Mor­row (2), Jay­din Sher­man (2) and Ryan Mac­dougall.

In their next game, the Bull­dogs shutout the Colch­ester Cy­clones 3-0. Goal scorers were; game MVP Kate Mor­row (2) and Ryan Mac­dougall, while Adri­anna Venedam posted the shutout.

Their next game was the de­feat coach Mor­row talked about; 5-3 to the Bliz­zard. Goal scorers were Kate Mor­row (2) and game MVP Jay­din Sher­man.

In the semi-fi­nal, Antigo­nish once again shutout Colch­ester; this time by the count of 2-0. Goal scorers were Jay­din Sher­man and game MVP Karly Boyle, while Adri­anna Venedam and Katie Nau­gle shared the shutout in the Bull­dog goal.

Ban­tam A

The Ban­tam ‘A’ fe­male Bull­dogs came in third place at the SEDMHA tour­na­ment, drop­ping their semi-fi­nal game to the

Pic­tou Sub­way Se­lects 4-3. Goal scorers were Lau­ren Keats, Grace Mac­dougall and Brook­lyn Carter while Kara Beaton earned game MVP for Antigo­nish.

Antigo­nish posted a 3-1 record on their way to the semi-fi­nal, start­ing with a 3-0 win over Metro East In­ferno Gold. Goal scorers were; Kaylee Con­nors, Lau­ren Keats and Is­abel Lawrence while Gra­cie Chisholm earned the shutout in goal and Mary Beth Brophy was game MVP.

The Bull­dogs then de­feated Metro East In­ferno Red 6-2. Goal scorers were; Kara Beaton, Ju­lia Macdonald, Mary Beth Brophy, Lau­ren Keats, Lau­ren Star­zom­ski and Jae­lyn Rovers.

Antigo­nish lost its next game to Pic­tou, a 4-2 fi­nal. Goal scorers were Ju­lia Macdonald and Lau­ren Keats.

The Bull­dogs then de­feated Metro East In­ferno Red for a sec­ond time, by an 8-0 count. Goal scorers were; game MVP Ria Van­desande, Jae­lyn Rovers, Mary Beth Brophy, Ju­lia Macdonald, Grace Mac­dougall, Brook­lyn Carter, Lau­ren Keats and Is­abel Lawrence, while Gra­cie Chisholm recorded the shutout.

Sub­way Se­lects

The Fundy High­land Sub­way Se­lects Ban­tam AA team posted a 3-2 record and also se­cured a bronze medal fin­ish at the tour­na­ment.

Game One saw the Se­lects best Metro East In­ferno 3-0. Mad­die Be­son led the way with a goal and as­sist. Willa Evans and Ava Ge­noe added sin­gles. Gabby Arse­nault recorded the shutout.

Game two saw the Se­lects de­feat the West­ern Phan­toms from New Brunswick, 2-1, with Ken­zie Green­corn scor­ing the win­ning goal with 47 sec­onds left in the game. Be­son scored the other goal. Olivia Fitt had two as­sists with sin­gles go­ing to Evans and Ju­lia Macdonald.

In their third game, the Se­lects were de­feated by the Monc­ton Rock­ets 3-2. Erin Mac­neil and Be­son were the Select scorers with Fitt chip­ping in an as­sist.

Game four saw Be­son score the win­ning goal in the shootout as the Se­lects beat the Phan­toms 1-0. Arse­nault, once again, pro­vided shutout goal­tend­ing.

With a birth in the fi­nal on the line the Se­lects were de­feated and elim­i­nated by Metro East In­ferno 1-0.

Con­trib­uted

The Antigo­nish Atom ‘A’ fe­male Bull­dogs cel­e­brate their gold medal fin­ish at the SEDMHA Hockey Tour­na­ment, held Nov. 22 to 25.

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