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Midget AAA Selects win, tie in weekend play

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WESTVILLE ROAD – The Northern Subway Selects took three of four points this past weekend with a win and a tie over the Station Six Fire in Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League action.

The Selects and Station Six have been battling for first place all season long and the three point this weekend were huge in the standings.

"We really wanted to play well and gain as much ground as we could,” said coach Craig Clarke. “The Fire are a strong team and we knew we needed to play consistent for sixty minutes to have success."

They did just that on Saturday, holding on to a 3-2 victory in Bedford. The Selects scored a couple of power play goals and got strong netminding from Kristen MacNeil.

Scoring for the Selects on Saturday were Ella MacLean, Eva Wornell and Natalie MacKay.

On Sunday, the Selects hosted Station Six and got out to an early 1-0 lead on a power play goal by Landyn Pitts. The Fire tied it midway through the first, but the Selects took a 2-1 lead with a minute to go, on a backhand screen shot by Ella MacLean.

The Fire evened the score at two four minutes into the middle frame, only to have the Selects regain the lead with five minutes to play in the period on a goalmouth rebound by Tori MacPherson.

Station Six came out flying in the third and got the equalizer just 55 seconds in the period and then took a 4-3 lead with nine minutes to play. The Selects battled hard to get the tying goal and pulled their netminder with just over a minute to play.

With just 36 seconds remaining, Abigail MacKenzie made an excellent second-effort play, diving to keep the puck in the Fire zone.

Jenna Reid picked up the loose puck and fired it on goal where Eva Wornell got the rebound and made no mistake, burying it behind a sprawling Fire goalie to even it up at 4-4.

The Selects remain atop the league standings and will travel to Fredericton this coming weekend to take on the Reds in a two-game series.

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