KENSINGTON – Two new champions were crowned at the 2018 Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School invitational friendship hockey tournament.
Three Oaks Senior High School and Westisle Composite High School captured the championship banners on Saturday afternoon. Both championship games were played before good-sized crowds at Credit Union Centre in Kensington, formerly Community Gardens.
The Three Oaks Axewomen, behind a hat-trick performance from Taylor Gillis and shutout goaltending from Danielle Gallant, posted a 3-0 decision over KISHORA – a combined team of players from Kensington Intermediate-Senior High and Kinkora Regional High School.
In the boys’ final, the Westisle Wolverines struck for three unanswered second-period goals en route to a 4-3 victory over the Charlottetown Rural Raiders.
In the boys’ semifinals, Charlottetown Rural got by the host Kensington Torchmen 4-3 while the Wolverines topped the Bluefield Bobcats by a 3-1 score.
KISHORA pulled out a 3-2 decision over Bluefield in one of two girls’ semifinals. The other had Three Oaks defeating Westisle 4-1.
This marked the fourth year KISH hosted the friendship tournament, which attracted 14 teams – eight boys and six girls. Midget AA and A players were eligible for the boys, and players at all levels were eligible for the girls’ teams.
The Montague girls and Kensington boys were the 2017 tournament champions.
Girls’ final summary of KISH invitationalhigh school hockey tournament:
Saturday, April 14
Three Oaks 3, KISHORA 0
Three Oaks, Taylor Gillis (Hilarie Gaudet) 11:34.
Three Oaks, Taylor Gillis (Mya Chisholm) 7:57.
Three Oaks, Taylor Gillis (Erin Arsenault-Gallant, Paige Deighan) 0:24.
Goaltenders – Danielle Gallant, Three Oaks; Hannah LeClair, KISHORA.
Boys’ final summary of KISH invitationalhigh school hockey tournament:
Saturday, April 14
Westisle 4, Charlottetown Rural 3
Rural, Noah Brehaut (Brandon Barrett) 9:00.
Westisle, Luke Dyment (Austin Banks, Nathan Grigg) 3:55.
Rural, Nate LeClair (Adam Richards) 2:54.
Westisle, Dominic Gallant (Alex Arthur, Jesse Gavin) 2:35.
Westisle, Austin Banks (unassisted) 6:27.
Westisle, Remington Strongman (Luke Dyment) 4:28.
Rural, Adam Richards (Zack Pierce, Nate LeClair) 11:16.
Goaltenders – Ben Paynter, Westisle; Keenan Hayden, Rural).
KISH invitational friendship hockey tournament scores:
Bluefield 5, Charlottetown Rural 1.
KISHORA 2, Three Oaks 1.
Bluefield 9, Montague 3.
Westisle 2, KISHORA 0.
Charlottetown Rural 6, Montague 1.
Westisle 2, Three Oaks 1.
KISHORA 2, Montague 0.
Three Oaks 6, Charlottetown Rural 0.
Bluefield 4, Colonel Gray 2.
Charlottetown Rural 8, Montague 5.
Kensington 4, Kinkora 0.
Westisle 10, Three Oaks 3.
Colonel Gray 7, Montague 4.
Bluefield 4, Charlottetown Rural 1.
Kinkora 2, Westisle 1.
Kensington 9, Three Oaks 1.
Bluefield 3, Montague 0.
Kensington 7, Three Oaks 2.
Westisle 4, Kinkora 1.
Charlottetown Rural 7, Colonel Gray 3.
Three Oaks 4, Westisle 1.
KISHORA 3, Bluefield 2.
Charlottetown Rural 4, Kensington 3.
Westisle 3, Bluefield 1.
Three Oaks 3, KISHORA 0.
Westisle 4, Charlottetown Rural 3.