TRENTON – After a strong start, North Nova fell to Leo Hayes 4-3 in a shootout during their second game of their eighth annual female hockey tournament at the Trenton rink.
North Nova’s Lily MacDonald faces off against Leo Hayes during a Friday afternoon game in NNEC’s eighth annual female hockey tournament. AMANDA JESS – THE NEWS
LHHS player Jenna Barrett grabbed the winning goal for the game.
“I thought it was a great game … it’s a tough way to lose. It puts a lot of pressure on the goalie,” head coach Dougal MacInnis said.
Selena Denny started off the scoring for NNEC right off the top at 14:47 with an assist from Caitlyn Sandluck.
Taylor Perry knocked it up to 2-0 for the Gryphons at 9:33 with an assist from Bailey Kochoorn.
Meghan Fox grabbed NNEC’s last goal of the game at 4:46, assisted by Tori MacCuish.
Jocelyn Beaulieu snatched the first shot for Leo Hayes with one second left in the first period with help from Taylor Price.
Josie Paul from Leo Hayes brought it to 3-2 at 10:11 in the second period after a set-up from Barrett.
Leo Hayes tied the game with a shot and assist from Price and Holly Horseman at 10:31 in the third.
Although North Nova took a solid lead in the first period, Leo Hayes was able to tie it up.
”Unfortunately there are three periods,” MacInnis said.
He was very happy with his team’s performance.
“(I want them) to keep doing what they’re doing.”
They usually focus on defence, he said, and things are going well this season.
They started the tournament with a 3-2 win against Cobequid Education Centre at 11:30 a.m. on Friday.
“They’re usually fairly close, within a goal or two,” MacInnis said of their games against CEC.
NNEC’s next game is against Fredericton High School on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
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10 a.m. KES vs. Northumberland 5-0
11:30 a.m. CEC vs. NNEC 2-3
1 p.m. Northumberland vs. Dr. J.H. Gillis 1-6
2:30 p.m. NNEC vs. Leo Hayes 3-4
8:30 a.m. W.A. Losier vs. Northumberland
10 a.m. Leo Hayes vs. CEC
11:30 a.m. Fredericton vs. NNEC
1 p.m. Dr. J.H. Gillis vs. KES
5 p.m. 1st Place White Division vs. 2nd Place Blue Division
6:30 p.m. 1st Place Blue vs. 2nd Place White
1 p.m. Winner Semifinal vs. Winner Semifinal