Mid-Isle squad undefeated heading in to final of AAA bantam hockey tournament
SUMMERSIDE - The Bantam AAA Mid-Isle Wildcats earned a silver medal in the inaugural Subway Cup held this past weekend in Stellarton, Nova Scotia.
The Wildcats squared off against the Halifax Hawks in the final, both teams won their respective divisions during the round-robin portion of the tournament.
Taylor Gillis opened the scoring in the championship game, set up by Alexis Mulligan and Brianna Gunning.
Mulligan then scored on a powerplay late in the second period with Brianna Gunning earning an assist.
The third period, however, belonged to the Hawks as Katie Wagar, Shannen
Grandy and Julie Moore, with 14 seconds to play, helped Halifax to the championship.
Wildcats goaltender Reece MacKenzie was strong throughout the tournament.
Former Wildcat coach Catherine Wood was an assistant coach with the Hawks.
The girls were undefeated through round-robin tournament play before winning an
exciting semi-final game against the Kings County Kings.
With just 23 seconds to play, Taylor Gillis set up Madison Vincent for the winning goal to earn a spot in the final against the Hawks.
Scoring for the Wildcats in the semi-final were Taylor Gillis (2-1) and Madison Vincent.
Kelly Clements and Allee Ryan replied for the Kings. Reece MacKenzie was
in goal for the Wildcats.
Player of the Game for the Wildcats was Taylor Gillis.
In game one versus Cole Harbour, Taylor Gillis and Madison Vincent each had a goal. Melanie Rodger had an assist and Reece MacKenzie was in net.
Player of the Game was Reece MacKenzie.
Scoring for the Wildcats in game two versus the host Pictou County Selects, were Madison Vincent (2), Caddie Dorion, Taylor Gillis, and Emma MacGee. Assists went to Melanie Rodger, Brianna Gunning, Alexis Mulligan, and Maggie Linkletter.
Reece MacKenzie was between the pipes.
Player of the Game was Madison Vincent.
Former Wildcat Jensen Arsenault scored for the Selects.
In game 3 against Sackville, scoring for the Wildcats were Melanie Rodger (2), Madison Vincent (2-1), and Emma MacGee 1-1. Earning assists were Hannah Sentner, Cassie Dorion, and Alexis Mulligan
Alexis Mulligan was the Wildcat Player of the Game
Player of the Game for the Wildcats was Kennedy Francis.