Over the weekend the Pictou County peewee AA Subway Selects came up one goal shy in an exciting overtime finish at the DQ tournament in Moncton, losing 1-0 to the Dartmouth Whalers, resulting in a silver medal finish.
The road to the finals was a tough for the Selects, but they were up to the challenge in three very competitive round-robin games and an exciting semifinal that saw them defeat Kings County, P.E.I. 2-1.
In the first game on Friday, the Selects took on the Mid-Isle Matrix of P.E.I. and skated away with a 4-2 win. Chloe MacDonald scored two goals for Pictou County, while Sophia Wornell and Taylor MacKenzie added singles. Wornell had two assists while Rhea Young and Sarah MacNeill added singles. Leigha MacDonald had the win between the pipes with Chloe MacDonald being named player of the game.
In the second match, the Selects took on the Dartmouth Whalers, the team they would eventually meet in Sunday's final. Dartmouth scored two goals late in the second period and skated away with a 2-0 win over Pictou County. Jenna Landry took the loss in goal, while Heath Miller was awarded player of the game.
On Saturday, the County girls took on Summerside and were solid in a convincing 6-0 win. Camryn Halliday lead the way with a pair of goals and an assist with single markers going to Young, Wornell, MacNeill and Lindsey MacDonald. MacNeill had two assists with single helpers going to Hannah Fraser and Jenna Reid. Leigha MacDoanld earned the shutout in goal and Wornell was named player of the game.
With the Selects having a 2-1 record they finished second in their division and took on Kings County in the Sunday afternoon semifinal. It was a fast paced, end-to-end game with numerous scoring chances at either end. Halliday opened the scoring with five minutes to go in the first period. Kings County tied it up early in the third, but it was Pictou County who emerged victorious. Chloe Macdonald netted the winner with four minutes to go in regulation. Landry earned the win between the pipes, as well as player of the game honours.
In the final despite hitting a goal post late in the game and killing a 5-on-3 power play by the Whalers, the County girls were forced into a 3-on-3 overtime. It took only 53 seconds for the Whalers to catch a lucky break and score the winner.
Taylor MacKenzie was awarded player of the game and Landry took the loss between the pipes.