The Glengarry News - - The Opin­ion Page - Sean Bray

The top high school girls hockey team from the reg­u­lar sea­son wasn’t able to re­peat the feat in SD&G play­off ac­tion last week, as the Holy Trin­ity Fal­cons fin­ished run­ners-up to Catholic ri­val St. Joseph’s.

The Pan­thers pre­vailed 2- 1 in the Feb. 27 cham­pi­onship game, played in Corn­wall, with HT’s goal scored by Kara McCle­naghan. Leah Whe­lan and Ally He­bert had the St. Joe’s mark­ers.

Fal­cons trainer Mindy Gibbs notes that the match “was not re­flec­tive of SD&G girls hockey,” since “a com­mu­nity coach de­manded his play­ers not par­tic­i­pate in the fi­nal game, so both teams were short key play­ers.”

In the case of HT, the squad had just nine skaters.

Ac­cord­ing to Gibbs, goal­tender

Jazmin Riel “stood on her head in the crease to keep the game close.”

The Fal­cons had a much eas­ier go of it in their semi­fi­nal, played ear­lier that day, when the HT girls skated over the Tagwi War­riors 8-0.

Madi­son Ruffo had three of the Fal­cons goals, with the oth­ers net­ted by McCle­naghan ( 2), Tea­gan Set­ter­ing­ton, Ju­lia Al­lan, and Ash­ley MacCrim­mon.


SKATE: Holy Trin­ity’s Leah Mac­Don­ald chases Tagwi’s Mackenna Brown­lee around the back of the net. The Fal­cons shut down the War­riors ace on the way to an 8-0 SD&G semi­fi­nal tri­umph.

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