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Muskie squad nabs fourth


It was a great showing for the Muskie girls' hockey team last week at the OFSAA 'A/AA' championships in Timmins.

Seeded third for the 16-team tournament, the squad fell short of their goal of a provincial title with a 3-0 loss to second-ranked St. Anne's CSS in Friday morning's semi-final.

The black-and-gold then suffered more heartbreak as they were edged 2-1 by ninth-ranked St. David CSS (Waterloo) that afternoon to settle for an “antique bronze” medal.

St. David scored twice in the first period to jump out to 2-0 lead after 15 minutes in the bronze-medal game.

Reece McQuaker scored a beautiful goal with a top-shelf backhander with under five minutes to go in the third, but that's as close as the Muskies would get.

The black-and-gold had finished atop Pool 'C' with a 3-0 record to earn a berth in the quarter-finals Thursday afternoon.

Facing fourth-seeded Leaside, Captain Annalise (CC) Hayes and Jenna Clendenning provided the goals to lead the squad to a 2-0 victory.

Kamryn Sandelovich was in the Muskies' net for each game at OFSAA.

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