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Trojan girls competitive at New Years hockey tourney

The West Ferris Trojans girls hockey team faced some stiff competition down South. The North Bay girls returned from the St Theresa's New Years Hockey Tournament at the Ice Gardens in Toronto where they finished with a 1-2-1 in their 4 games.
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The West Ferris Trojans girls hockey team faced some stiff competition down South. The North Bay girls returned from the St Theresa's New Years Hockey Tournament at the Ice Gardens in Toronto where they finished with a 1-2-1 in their 4 games.

"The tie in our third game eliminated us from advancing to the playoff round," said Coach Roddy Vincent."

"But we did do well competing against some "A" and "B" level
teams."

In game one the Trojans out scored Vaughn 2-0 , with Erin Weber scoring both goals. Game 2 was against a tough Burlington school, Earl Haig, the top seed in the tournament.

The Trojans jumped out in front just 43 seconds in on another goal by Danielle Brooks. Earl Haig tied it at the 9:31 mark of the first period, but Weber put the Trojans ahead at the 11 second mark of the second frame. The opposition came back with 2 goals and the Trojans Brooks rersonded late in the third period, to little to late as the Trojans lost a close battle , 4-3.

Game 3 was a must win , against a weaker squad, Robert Bateman, also from Burlington. The Trojans needed Weber's late third period goal to gain a tie.

Game 4 saw the Trojans opposition being the second seed, Nelson Flames. Although this was a nothing game for both teams (the Trojans could not advance and the Flames were headed for the final) the Trojans held the opposition to a 1-1 tie until late in the second period when fatigue set in. The shorthanded Trojans were without the services of rugged defencewoman, Megan Lusk, a solid rearguard for the team.

"Going with only 3 defence certainly caught up to us when we faced the tougher teams," explained Vincent.

"But the girls played some great teams and played very well, it is a great way to kick off the second half of the season."

The Trojans host their annual Trojan Challenge tournament, Feb 3 and 4 at the Pete Palangio Arena. Teams will be coming from all parts of the province, including Deep River, Sudbury, Timmins, Toronto , Barrie and
North Bay.

The rest of the team includes rookie goaltending sensation, Britt Bissilian , defencewomen Kourtey Bossert, and Erc Hoetmer, and forwards Shannon May, Kelsey Piper, Emily Loveday, ayla Tennant, Farrah Bossert, Vanessa Katiquapit, Ashley Handley and Erin James.



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