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Bantam AA Fundy Highland Subway Selects take home silver

The Fundy Highland Bantam Selects. In front from left are: Jaylen Langille, Gabby Arsenault, Baillie Griffon, Julia Mae MacDonald, Ava Gennoe, Olivia Fitt, Megan Smith, Erin MacNeil and Tanya MacDonald (assistant coach). In back are: Trevor Fitt (assistant coach) Kenzie Greencorn, Madison Beson, Mairead MacPherson, Josie Dunn, Sarah Fraser, Emily Hart, Bree MacPherson, Ellie Clarke, Willa Evans and Bryan Smith (head coach).
The Fundy Highland Bantam Selects. In front from left are: Jaylen Langille, Gabby Arsenault, Baillie Griffon, Julia Mae MacDonald, Ava Gennoe, Olivia Fitt, Megan Smith, Erin MacNeil and Tanya MacDonald (assistant coach). In back are: Trevor Fitt (assistant coach) Kenzie Greencorn, Madison Beson, Mairead MacPherson, Josie Dunn, Sarah Fraser, Emily Hart, Bree MacPherson, Ellie Clarke, Willa Evans and Bryan Smith (head coach). - Contributed

CLARENVILLE, N.L. - The Fundy Highland Bantam Selects brought home a silver medal form the Atlantic female AAA championships.

The Selects arrived in Clarenville on April 3 and held a light skate at the Eastlink Event Centre in Clarenville, host arena of the Atlantic championship. They met their first opponents the next day against Team the Newfoundland & Labrador rep (Central Ice pack).

The Selects won 1-0, with Bailie Griffon getting the only goal, assisted by Megan Smith. Game MVP for the Selects was Gabby Arsenault.

In Game 2 the same day, the Selects edged the host (Tripen Ice) 1-0 in front of a large crowd following the opening ceremonies. Megan Smith had the goal, assisted by Ava Gennoe. Game MVP was Megan Smith.

Game 3 was played Friday versus Team P.E.I. (Western Wind). The Selects had a breakout game, winning 4-1 and earning a spot in the final on Sunday. Madison Beson had a hat trick and Olivia Fitt also scored. Assists went to Bree MacPherson, Julia MacDonald, and Gennoe. Game MVP was Erin MacNeil.

Game 4 on Saturday was a 2-1 shootout loss to Team New Brunswick (Moncton Rockets). The Selects goal scored by Julia Mae MacDonald. Game MVP was Bree MacPherson.

In the title game, a hard-fought, physical affair with the Rockets that featured end-to-end action, and with the Selects outshooting their opponent 27-23, the teams went to overtime scoreless, before Moncton scored with 3:07 remaining

Game MVP went to Arsenault for her work in net.

“(It was a) great effort by the whole team, a great experience for the girls to represent their province,” head coach Bryan Smith said.

Arsenault was named Top Goalie for the tournament and also took home tournament MVP honours.

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