Bantam AA Selects end season on a high note

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NEW GLASGOW - The Pictou County bantam AA Subway Selects closed out their league playoff season, earning a 1-1 tie with the Valley Wild and a 2-1 win over the Cape Breton Islanders.

The three points put the Selects in fourth place to finish off the South Conference League playdowns with a 4-2-1 record. The fourth place finish was not enough to get them to the championship final game, but the Selects were pleased with their season performance.

Camyrn Halliday scored the only goal, an unassisted marker, early in the first period in the game against the Valley Wild to earn the tie.

In the second game against Cape Breton, Halliday scored a power play marker midway through the first period to put the Select's up 1-0. Caitlin Taylor and Heath Miller assisted on the goal. Brooke Morris gave the Subways a 2-0 lead, on an excellent individual effort, with six minutes to play in the second period to give the Selects a 2-0 lead as they headed into the third.

The Islanders stormed back and scored early in the third to make it 2-1. The Selects managed to hang on, however, and won their final game of the season. Jenna Landry made several key saves down the stretch in the win.

"We had an awesome season,” said coach Steve Halliday. "I couldn't be more proud of our group this year. They were simply the best team a coach could ever work with.” 

Halliday said much of the credit for his team’s success goes, not only to his players, but to his assistants Dave MacNeil and Dave Wornell.

"They're a couple of excellent hockey guys and they were monumental throughout the whole season. I can’t say enough about their contribution."

The Selects played 53 games and finished the season with an overall record of 21-19-13. Goaltender Jenna Landry logged a staggering 2,213 minutes in goal and had seven shutouts to lead her team.

Organizations: Islanders, South Conference League

Geographic location: NEW GLASGOW, Pictou County, Cape Breton

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