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.