HT hockey girls claim first
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Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School is the SD&G high school girls hockey league regular-season champion.
Though tied in record (6-2) and points (12) with St. Joseph’s the Falcons were awarded first place based on the tie-breaker, which was the head-to-head meeting for the teams, where HT prevailed 3-1.
Third place was also decided on a tie- breaker, with North Dundas getting the edge, as a result of a 1-0 win over Tagwi. The Devils and Warriors both finished the season at 5-3 for 10 points.
The foursome will compete in SD&G playoffs, set for today, Feb. 27, at Cornwall’s multi-sport complex.
Holy Trinity and Tagwi get the first semifinal, starting at 9 a.m., followed by the game between St. Joseph’s and North Dundas, at 10:30 a.m.
The championship game is booked for a 1 p.m. start.
Head-to-head, the Falcons and Warriors played twice during the regular season, splitting results, while the Devils lost their only meeting with the Panthers.
On the season, Holy Trinity’s losses were to Tagwi and North Dundas, St. Joseph’s dropped games to Tagwi and HT, North Dundas fell to HT, la Citadelle, and St. Joe’s, and Tagwi lost to HT, St. Joe’s, and North Dundas.
La Citadelle and Char-Lan did not qualify for playoffs, finishing at 2-6 and 0-8, respectively.
The regular-season finale took place in Long Sault on Feb. 19, when HT skated to split results.
The Falcons, playing with just eight girls, edged Tagwi 1-0 on a Teagan Setterington goal.
Their second contest, against North Dundas ended as a 2-1 loss. Lily Bacchiochi was the lone Falcon to score.
Tagwi skated to a 5-2 win over Char-Lan, with Warriors Makenna Brownlee (2), Sierre Woodside (2), and Corinne Anderson notching goals. With the Crusaders replies were Katherine Thomson and Tessa Ramsay.
Char-Lan dropped its last game of the season 6-1 to St. Joseph’s, with Ramsay scoring the Crusaders counter.
Other games saw St. Joseph’s top la Citadelle 6-2 and beat North Dundas 4-1.