PICTOU COUNTY – What was arguably the most exciting game of the first annual Subway Cup, ended in heartbreak for the bantam AA Subway Selects as the Halifax Hawks advanced to their division final, eventually winning the tournament.
After neither team being able to score in regulation the game went to a five-minute overtime, which was also scoreless, although the Selects had a power play.
It took extra shooters, with Halifax capitalizing, while the Selects missed to end the back-and-forth affair.
Pictou County opened the tournament with a 4-4 tie with the Sackville Flyers. Patti-Anne Tracey led the way with two goals, while Camryn Halliday and Caitlin Taylor added singles.
In their second game the Selects got out to an early 1-0 lead but then fell behind 4-3 midway through the third period to the Mid-Isle Matrix of P.E.I. Despite pulling their netminder, yet again, the Selects could not manage a tie and gave up an empty-net goal to fall 5-3. Brooke Morris, Halliday and Jensen Arsenault did the scoring for the Selects.
In their third game, which was against Cole Harbour, they won 2-1. Taylor MacKenzie put the Selects on the board first, scoring two minutes into the second period. The Cole Harbour squad tied things up three minutes into the third, but with just five minutes remaining in the game and the Selects on the power play, Sophia Wornell scored to give the Pictou County squad the win they needed to move on to Sunday play.
The bantam AA selects are off for development weekend before returning to action next Sunday as they host the Sackville Flyers in Pictou at 2:30 p.m.