The PCI Saints girls hockey team was started in the 2006-07 season after the amalgamation of the city’s two high schools, Portage Collegiate Institute and Arthur Meighen High School. Prior to hitting the ice, school staff and the community rallied together to get the program off the ground. With 17 girls coming out in the fall of 2006 for the first “try-out” sessions, the team was born. With acceptance in the Winnipeg Women’s High School Hockey League, the team was set for their first season.
CTV Division 1: Congratulations PCI Saints Paige Shwaluk who had the magic touch this week, scoring 4 goals and 1 assist to help her team beat the Kelvin Clippers 7-2 on Monday plus another goal on Friday in a tight 3-2 SOL against the VMC Trojans. Paige is the Saints leading scorer going into playoffs with 27 points.
WFP Division 2: Congratulations to JH Bruns Broncos Erin Nero whose stellar offensive play helped her team beat the Westwood Warriors 3-1 this week by scoring 2 goals and adding an assist. Erin started hard and never stopped working until the final second ticked off the clock. Erin is the Broncos leading scorer with 23 points.
CTV Division 1: Congratulations to the first star of the season PCI Saints Maddie Shawluk. Maddie and her team mates played their first game against the Oak Park Raiders, squeaking out a 3-2 victory with Maddie scoring one goal in regulation time and popping in overtime winner. Later in the week Maddie also scored a goal and added an assist in their 3-2 victory over the CJS Olympiens.
WFP Division 2: Congratulations to Beliveau Barracudas Ashley Keller, who was on top of her game during the season’s opening week. Ashley scored two goals and added an assist in her team’s 4-1 victory over the Springfield Sabres. Later in the week, Ashley scored a hat trick in their 3-1 victory over the JH Bruns Broncos.
CTV Division: Congratulations St. Mary’s Flames Haley Steciuk! Haley was instrumental in two team victories this week scoring 1 goal and 2 helpers in a 5-0 victory over the Dakota Lancers, and 2 days later, chipping in with another goal and an assist in a thrilling 4-3 victory over the powerful Vincent Massey Trojans.
WFP Division: Congratulations PCI Saints Bailey Grantham! Showing incredible performance leadership, the Saints captain was on fire this week. In Game 1 of the playoff series, the upstart Fort Richmond Centurions defeated the Saints 4-3 with Bailey chipping in a goal and an assist. In game 2, Baily fire grew stronger with 3 assists in a 4-3 victory, and in the closing game, Bailey scored a goal and an assist in a 4-1 game and series win.
CTV Division: Congratulations to St. Mary’s Flames’ Erin Liebzeit on her hat-trick and incredible performance vs Westwood Warriors on Monday night. Erin led her team to a 6-2 win by opening the scoring in the first period, then breaking the game open with another two of her team’s four goals in the second, sealing the win for the Flames.
WFP Division: Congratulations to PCI Saints’ Maddie Shwaluk for her five-point game versus the Beliveau Barracudas. Maddie was fire on ice with a hat-trick and two assists in her team’s 8-0 win. She opened the game with an assist and then exploded in the second period with two goals and an assist.
CTV Division: Congratulations to Vincent Massey Trojans’ Taylor McDonald on a rewarding week; scoring 1 goal in the Trojans’ exciting 3-0 victory over the Selkirk Royals, 2 assists in their thrilling 4-3 loss to the St. Mary’s Flames, and 1 more goal and an assist in the barn burner, 6-4 victory over the Dakota Lancers. Points total to date for the season: 8
WFP Division: Congratulations to PCI Saints’ Bailey Grantham, a League veteran and perennial all-star, who had an exceptional week; scoring 5 goals and 2 assists in the Saints victory over the Kildonan East Reivers, and 2 assists in the hard fought 3-2 victory over the Miles Mac Buckeyes. Total points to date for the season: 26
CTV Division: Congratulations to the PCI Saints’ Bailey Grantham who played a pivotal role in securing her 6th seeded team’s win over the 3rd ranked VMC Trojans. In the first game of the series, Bailey assisted the Saints’ lone goal in a 5-1 loss. In game two, she scored 2 goals in a needed 5-3 win; and then finished off the series by adding 2 crucial assists in their 3-0 win in game 3.
WFP Division: Congratulations to Selkirk Royals’ Courtney Sorokopud-Jones who raised her game a few notches, helping her team beat the tenacious CSHC Huskies 4-3 in over time. Courtney set up several scoring chances and was rewarded with a primary assist on the power play. Courtney then scored the game winning goal just 0:14 seconds in overtime.
CTV Division: Congratulations to PCI Saints’ Samantha Turner; a power forward who helped her team to a narrow 3-2 victory over the FRC Centurions by scoring 1 goal and playing a very strong defensive game limiting the Centurions chances to score.
WFP Division: Congratulations to Miles Mac Buckeyes Kali Solmundson who had a productive week by assisting on 3 of 4 goals scored in her team’s 4-0 win over the Huskies and potting 1 goal the next day in a 5-0 win over the Lions.
CTV Division: Congratulations to Fort Richmond Centurions’ Jordyn Zacharias who was on fire as she scored 3 goals and added 1 helper in their thrilling 6-5 win over the Westwood Warriors. The following day, Jordyn chipped in 2 goals and added 2 assists in a heart stopping 4-3 over time win against the SMA Flames.
WFP Division: Congratulations to PCI Saints’ MacKenzie van Aert who had a hot hand in the Saints 5-2 win over the West Kildonan Wolverines, scoring 2 goals and an assist. Two days later, MacKenzie played hard, smart hockey, helping her team beat the Selkirk Royals by a score of 5-0.
CTV Division: Congratulations to Dakota Lancers’ Ashten Vankoughnett who was a dominant force throughout the game, helping her team beat the FRC Centurions by a score of 4-2. Ashten’s ability to read the plays resulted in numerous scoring opportunities.
WFP Division: Congratulations to PCI Saints’ Bailey Grantham who scored 1 goal and was an on-going force in her team’s 5-5 tie with the Mile Mac Buckeyes. Three days later, Bailey’s constant checking resulted in another goal and a 3-1 win over the Shaftesbury Titans.