The Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects won gold at the Subway Cup tournament hosted by the Pictou County Female Hockey Association this weekend at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Shown, from left, are front row: Hayley Burke, Ashley MacDonald, Rory Thompson, Kelly Harnett; back row: Megan Petipas, Maddie MacIntyre, Katie Crawford, Emma MacKeil, Brooklyn Nicholas, Mia Coolen, Jean Craig, Lani Coolen, Allie Sandluck, Taya MacLean, Emily Hayes, Abby Vint.
MOUNT WILLIAM The Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects went undefeated in the Subway Cup this weekend, with three wins and a tie propelling the host team to the championship game, where they won gold.
The Bantam team defeated Metro West Force Black 1-0 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre to take the cup. Hayley Burke scored the only goal, unassisted, while player of the game Kelly Harnett stopped 16 shots for the shutout in goal.
The Selects put the puck in the empty Metro West net just as the final buzzer sounded, but the goal didn’t count.
Harnett earned shutouts in four of the five games played by the team. Emily Hayes scored, unassisted, in a 2-0 win over Metro West Force Orange, and Mia Coolen added another goal, helped by Megan Pettipas and Abby Vint.
Against Pownal Capital District, the Selects won 2-0 with two goals scored by Maddie MacIntyre, assisted by Jean Craig, Abby Vint; Taya MacLean, Ashley MacDonald.
The girls also defeated Metro West Force Blue with a score of 2-0. Allie Sandluck got one goal, unassisted, and Ashley MacDonald netted the other, assisted by Jean Craig.
Lani Coolen scored the lone goal in a 1-1 tie with Metro West Force Black.
Over three days at the Wellness Centre, the Pictou County Female Hockey Association hosted 19 A-level teams in Bantam, Atom and Midget divisions, along with Novice, at the Subway Cup. There was no Pee Wee division due to lack of teams.
No winner is selected in the Novice division, with all players receiving participation medals, and the winner of the Atom division hasn’t been determined yet, as the two teams playing in the final game opted to arrange a game for another time due to the stormy weather conditions on Sunday. The Antigonish Bulldogs and Cape Breton West teams will meet at a later date to decide a winner.
The Atom A Subway Selects had a win and two losses, with Rogan MacDonald scoring the only goal in the team’s 1-0 win over the Capital District Cyclones. Assists were recorded by Brooke Greene and Carman Langille. The team lost 8-0 to Cape Breton West, and 3-1 to Western Riptide East, with a goal by Chloe Ferguson, assisted by Sarah Chapman.
The Metro West Force Orange team won the Midget A division with a 4-0 win over the Glace Bay Miners.
Like the Atom girls, the Pictou County Midget A team had one win and two losses in the tournament. Carly Smith, Ellen Coffin, Brody Paul and affiliate player Kaleigh Foley scored in a 4-0 win over Metro West Force Red.
Metro West Force Orange defeated the Selects 2-1, with Keirsten MacLennan scoring, assisted by Foley and Briar Miller. In a 5-2 loss to Glace Bay Miners, Thea Waller netted both goals unassisted.
The Pictou County Female Hockey Association also hosts a Subway Cup tournament in October for AA and Midget AAA teams.