P.E.I. sporting history is being made at Credit Union Place in Summerside.
The P.E.I. Wave under-16 girls team is already guaranteed of winning the province’s first-ever medal at a national championship. Now they are hoping to cap off an incredible week with a gold medal at the 2019 Credit Union Canadian ringette championships.
The Wave advanced to the winner-take-all final with a 6-4 semifinal win over Ontario Three (West Ottawa) at Credit Union Place in Summerside early Friday evening. P.E.I. will take on Alberta Four (Calgary Core) in the championship game at Credit Union Place on Saturday at 10 a.m. Calgary defeated New Brunswick One 4-1 in the other semifinal.
The Wave’s semifinal victory guarantees the team no worse than a silver medal.
Two second-half goals
In the semifinal, the teams were tied 4-4 at the end of the first half, but Andrea Caron’s two goals in the second 20-minute period proved to be the difference. Caron scored what proved to be the winning goal at 5:08 and added an insurance marker at 12:39.
Sophia Jeffery had one goal and two assists to lead the Wave offence while Addie MacPhee and Alexa Carpenter chipped in with single goals. Delaney Roche and Emily Peters each chipped in with a pair of helpers.
Jalena Marelic (3-1) and Jordyn Young answered for Ontario Three.
Winning goaltender Kenzy Hawkins stopped 39 of 43 shots.
The Wave will take a 7-2 (won-lost) record into the final.