© ADAM MACINNIS – THE NEWS
The Pictou County Midget A Subway Selects tied their game Friday against Cumberland.
A couple of minutes can change a game. Just ask the Pictou County Midget A Subway Selects.
After Lindsay Cheek scored within the first few minutes to give the team a lead they carried to the third period, the Selects would end up skating off with a tie after their Cumberland opponents scored a goal of their own with just under two minutes left in the game.
While they’re disappointed they tied instead of winning, assistant coach Jodi Gosse said the team is pleased with their start and excited for what the rest of the weekend brings as they take part in the first ever all female hockey tournament this weekend.
Twenty-four female hockey teams in four different divisions are vying for the Subway Cup this weekend.
“It’s nice to have a tournament at home and not to be travelling,” Gosse said.
Having a tournament this early in the season allows the players and coaches to test their lines and give the players the ice time they need to improve. She said it’s thanks to volunteers, coaches and parents who make events like this a success.
Gosse believes they have a good shot at winning the Subway Cup, with an experienced roster.
“We have a lot of veteran girls sticking around this year,” she said.
That brings leadership and experience needed to win.
“We feel very confident winning this weekend.”
Head coach Terry Cheek expressed similar sentiments.
“They are a great group of girls that play well together, and support each other in the dressing room and on the ice. To me, that is a winning combination,” he said. “We have a number of girls that can play various positions, and five third year players that bring their own leadership qualities.”
Hockey action will continue throughout the weekend at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and the Hector Arena in Pictou.
“The Subway Cup is off to a great start with some very close games among the teams,” said Pictou County Female Hockey president Sueann Musick.
8:45 a.m. Subway Selects peewee AA vs. TASA at PCWC
Noon: Subway Selects midget A vs. Cape Breton at the Hector Arena
12:30 p.m. Subway Selects atom AA vs. Bedford at PCWC
2:45 p.m. Subway Selects peewee AA vs. Bedford at PCWC
5:45 p.m. Subway Selects bantam AA vs. Cole Harbour at PCWC
11:45 a.m. midget A championship PCWC
12:15 p.m. atom AA championship at PCWC
1:15 p.m. peewee AA championship at PCWC
2:45 p.m. bantam AA championship at PCWC