River East crowned Champions of Winnipeg Free Press Division B

Game Report – River East vs. St. Norbert Game Two

Sensing victory in their grasp, the River East Kodiaks started strongly. Brittany Poirier fired from the point, with the shot neatly deflected by Cassandra Szczepanski. But the St. Norbert Celtics goaltender Brooke Morin closed the 5 hole and the puck stayed out. At the other end, Keelan Dagdick led a rush, 2 on 1 with Sydney Parker. Keelan shot but the puck was gloved out of the air by the Kodiaks netminder, Sydne Valiquette. Off the draw, Brooke Sigvaldson for the Kodiaks poked the puck away from the Celtics D and was off on a break but Brooke stoned her as well as Cassandra on the rebound. But the Kodiaks smelled blood and kept up the pressure, with two shots from Keyona Tominuk and another partial break by Arden Buus. Brooke had the answer to all of them.

Something had to give, and the Kodiaks created a scramble in front of Brooke. She stopped a point blank drive from Cassandra but the puck came back to Tannar Paszkowski at the point. Tannar fired a high shot which found its way past a maze of bodies and over Brooke on its way into the net. 1-0, Kodiaks. Moments later, the Kodiaks were snarling back in the Celtics zone. Cassandra took a pass from Keyona and fired it home. 2-0 River East. In the Second Period, the Celtics, supported by their cheering, chanting, bang stick equipped fans, took the early momentum. Shots were registered by Samantha Greene and Sydney but Sydne stood tall. In reply, Keyona had a break but Brooke shut the door.

Slowly the Celtics shot total rose until it surpassed the Kodiaks but they still couldn’t solve Sydne. Finally, with only 12.4 seconds left on the clock, the Kodiaks broke St. Norbert’s hearts, with Elise Edginton converting a rebound of a Cassandra shot. But there was no quit in the Celtics and, early in the Third, Sydney had a clear break, only to be hauled down. The Referee signaled a Penalty shot. It was Sydney against Sydne. The speedy Celtics forward skated in from Centre ice. She made a nice shoulder fake and went to her backhand. It was a great move but Sydne did the splits and made the save. As the period wore on, St. Norbert continued to press and River East seemed content to try to maintain the lead. Then, with 5:22 left, Elise took a penalty.

Sensing their chance, St. Norbert called their timeout. Sydney and Kennedy Hutcheson had chances, but River East stood fast. Then, with the teams at even strength, a scramble ensued around the Celtics net. Emma Szarek had a shot and the rebound came to Kennedy. She executed a spinorama and fired a behind the back shot which found the far corner of the net. 3-1. St. Norbert tried mightily to narrow the score further, even pulling Brooke in favour of a sixth attacker, but it was not to be. Scoring was completed by Elise with an empty net goal. The final buzzer sounded moments later as the Kodiaks bench emptied and Sydne was mobbed. She was awarded a well deserved Player of the Game. Shots on goal were 27-24 in favour of the plucky Celtics.


Players of the Week ending February 8, 2013

CTV Division A
Congratulations to FRC Centurions’ Alyssa Cochrane whose outstanding play helped her team rally to a tie and a victory this week. Alyssa scored a goal and set up 2 more in the 4-4 tie against the VMC Trojans, and then helped her team achieve an upset 4-3 win over the Kelvin Clippers with a goal and an assist.

Winnipeg Free Press Division B
Congratulations to St. Norbert Celtics’ Sydney Parker who had a phenomenal week. Sydney scored 3 goals and 2 assists in her team’s 7-0 victory over the CLC Scorpions, and her stellar play continued the following day with another goal and 2 more assists to help team defeat the Westwood Warriors 3-1.

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Players of the Week ending November 16, 2012

CTV Division A
Congratulations to VMC Trojan’s Shyan Elias (#10) who played with a lot of heart scoring 1 goal and an assist in her team’s 3-5 loss to the West Kildonan Wolverines. Shyan also scored 2 goals and an assist in her team’s later 6-3 win over the Sanford Sabres for a total of 7 points to date this season.

Winnipeg Free Press Division B
Congratulations to St. Norbert Celtics’ Sydney Parker (#9) who racked up the goals this week, scoring 2 goals and an assist in her team’s 4-1 win over the Beliveau Barracudas and 2 more goals and an assist in her team’s 5-2 win over the CJS Olympiens, for a total of 13 points to date this season.

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Players of the Week October 9-15, 2012

CTV Division A
Congratulations to Dakota Lancer’s Olivia Renaud (#18, Forward), who tore up the ice for her team this week. Olivia’s play was outstanding in the Lancer’s victory game against the Oak Park Raiders (3-1), where she scored a highlight reel goal and 2 assists. Later in the week, she was also a powerhouse helping her team defeat the PCI Saints 2-0.

Winnipeg Free Press Division B
Congratulations to the St. Norbert Celtic’s Kennedy Hutcheson (#5, Forward) who played hard and tough, picking up two assists to help her team beat the CLC Scorpions 4-1. Later in the week, she once again played with grit and determination, and a goal to beat the CJS Olympiens 3-1.

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Players of the Week ending February 3, 2012

CTV Division A
Congratulations to Fort Richmond Centurions’ Jessica Kaminsky for her outstanding play in their hard fought 5- 2 win over the Dakota Lancers. Jessica showed her skills and determination scoring 2 goals for a tie at the end of the second period, and then dominating the 3rd period with 2 goals and an assist to solidify the win.

Winnipeg Free Press Division B
Congratulations to St. Norbert Celtic’s Sydney Parker who through perseverance, deftly moved across the ice, earning a hat trick in their 4-4 tie with the River East Kodiaks. Sydney was brilliant, scoring her first goal in the second period, closely followed by a power play goal, and a short-handed goal in the 3rd period.


Players of the Week ending October 28, 2011

CTV Division A
Congratulations to BH Blazers’ Tess Bracken for having an outstanding game against the Lord Selkirk Royals. The jets were open full blast as she scored 4 goals and assisted on 3 others as they beat Lord Selkirk 9-1.

Winnipeg Free Press Division B
Congratulations to St. Norbert Celtics’ Kate Morin who was a dominating force in a hard fought 2-1 victory over the Beliveau Barracudas. Kate refused to give up on any play and her hard fought effort encouraged her teammates.


Players of the Week ending November 5, 2010

CTV Division:
College Jeanne Sauve’s Nicole Carswell scored the tying goal against Vincent Massey with less then 3 minutes remaining in a very exciting game after being down 4-1 at one point. She also managed to score an earlier goal to start the comeback.

Winnipeg Free Press Division:
Brooke Morin, goalie of the St Norbert Celtics helped backstop her team to a hard fought 2-1 game over St Mary’s Academy Flames by stopping all but one of the 32 shots directed her way.