Bantam AA Selects fall in semifinal

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MONCTON – The Pictou County bantam AA Subway Selects advanced to the semifinals at the 8th Annual Dairy Queen Female Hockey Tournament over the weekend with a perfect record to finish first in their division, but fell to the Pownal/Capital District team 3-2 in the semifinal game.

The P.E.I. team opened the scoring early in the first period, but the Selects responded with two in the second to take the lead for most of the game. Madelyn Bouque scored the first, assisted by MacKenzie Reid and Kaila Reid. Emilly MacDonald then scored unassisted with a slap shot from the top of the faceoff circle.

A third goal by the Selects was called off for high-sticking and an attempt at a wrap-around goal by MacDonald was thwarted by a quick whistle.

With just 2:39 left in the third, Pownal got a second past goaltender Brittany Duff to even the score and then with 1:34 left in the game, they scored again to retake the lead and hold on for the win.

Player of the game was defenceman Hannah Richards.

In the round-robin portion of the tournament, Pictou County defeated the same Pownal/Capital District team with a 2-1 score. Meagan Stewart got the Selects’ first goal unassisted on a power play, while Emilly MacDonald got the second goal, assisted by Annika Mason and Katelyn Dunn. The Pownal/Capital District goal was also scored on a power play. The player of the game was Kaila Reid.

In their second game, the Selects had a 3-0 victory over the host West Kent DQ Blizzard team. Annika Mason, Emilly MacDonald and Meagan Stewart scored for Pictou County, and Brittany Duff got the shutout. Assists went to Katelyn Dunn with two, and Kaila Reid and Lena MacDonald with one apiece. Meagan Stewart was named player of the game.

The local girls played Western Wind of P.E.I. in their third game, winning 7-0. Emilly MacDonald scored four goals, two unassisted, to receive player of the game honours, with singles by Meagan Stewart (unassisted), Kassidy MacKinnon and Hannah Richards (unassisted). Assists were attributed to MacKenzie Reid, Stewart and Lena MacDonald.

Geographic location: Pictou County, MONCTON

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