Atom AA Selects win fourth straight tournament

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The Pictou County atom AA Subway Selects post with their banner and medals after winning the 2014 P.E.I. Sweetheart Tournament over the weekend. Front row from left: Allie Hood, Morgan Fitzpatrick and Ashley MacDonald. Second row from left: Taylor Toole, Alyssa Fitt, Hayley Nichol, Jaylen Langille, Lani Coolen and Olivia Fitt. Third row from left: Taylor Long, Keighan DeCoff, Abigail MacKenzie, Hayley Burke, Mia Coolen, Ava Gennoe and Rory Thompson. Back row from left: coaches Ryan Thompson, Ross Mackenzie and David Hood. 

The Pictou County female atom Subway Selects went 5-0 on the weekend to win the P.E.I. Sweetheart Tournament. 

The atom Selects stayed focused through a tough schedule and poor travelling conditions to “finish the job” and win their fourth tournament in as many tries this season. 

The Selects won their first game 8-1 over Summerside on Friday.

Ashley MacDonald led the way with two goals, while singles were scored by Keighan DeCoff, Alyssa Fitt, Taylor Toole, Allie Hood, Hayley Nichol and offensive player of the game Jaylen Langille. Abigail MacKenzie was named defensive player of the game.

In the second game the selects defeated the KV Vipers 7-1 with two goals from MacDonald who earned offensive player of the game. Nichol, DeCoff, Olivia Fitt, Langille and MacKenzie all scored single tallies. Ava Gennoe earned defensive player of the game.

Their third round-robin game was a 5-0 victory over Riverview, N.B. DeCoff had two for Selects with singles from Nichol, Langille and Hood. Nichol and Hood received offensive and defensive players of the game respectively.

They received a berth to crossovers on Sunday against their recent tournament rivals River Valley, N.B. The Selects took an early lead when Hood scored two minutes into the game. DeCoff scored later in the first to lift the Selects to an early 2-0 lead.  River Valley answered with two goals of their own in the second, eventually sending the game into sudden death overtime after scoreless third.

After a River Valley player covered the puck in the crease, Hood was awarded a penalty shot, which she scored on to send the Selects to the final. DeCoff was named offensive player of the game, while goaltender Morgan Fitzpatrick earned her fourth win and defensive player of the game.

In the championship game the Selects defeated the Valley Wild 4-1. Langille, who earned game and tournament MVP, led the team with two goals, followed by singles from DeCoff and Taylor Long. Rory Thompson earned defensive player of the game.

The Selects will now begin preparations for the 2014 Atom Female Provincials being held in Antigonish in late March.

Geographic location: River Valley, Pictou County, Summerside Antigonish

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