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PECI girls hockey OFSAA Consolation Champions

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Consolation Champions – Coach Adam Palmer, Kim Pothier, Sarah Young, Brooke Jackson, Livvy Rideout, Abby Terpstra, coach Todd Morsette, Celina Fox, Brittany Payne, head coach Laurie Spencer. Front, from left: Kelli-Anne Maycock, Cailey Jones, Alex Staley, Kassidie Wood, Amber Miller, Sam Ward, Meghan Anderson with goalie Taylor Snider.

Coaches Adam Palmer, Laurie Spencer and Todd Morsette with the OFSAA banner.

Coaches Adam Palmer, Laurie Spencer and Todd Morsette with the OFSAA banner.

Story by Mike Pothier, Photos by Michelle Pothier
PECI’s Panther Girls Hockey players are OFSAA Consolation Champions, defeating the Jean Vanier Storm (Collingwood) 4-2 in the championship game today.

The Panther trio of Cailey Jones, Sam Ward and Brooke Jackson were on fire again and dominated the Storm in the offensive end. Cailey scored two goals, Brooke Jackson scored the other and Sam Ward assisted on all three goals while Brooke and Cailey alternated on assisting and scoring. Amazing team work as they cycled down low in the Storm end looking for the right opportunity to strike. The team was up 4-0 at one point in the game. Amber Miller added the other single tally, unassisted, in an end-to-end rush.

The team thanks all those who made the Panther dream run at OFSAA a reality, for their contributions and support. If you wish to contribute to the Panther effort, drop it off at the PECI school with the designation Girls OFSAA Championship Tournament.

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UPDATE: CONGRATULATIONS to the PECI Girls Hockey team! 2015 OFSAA A/AA Consolation Champions! #proud #gopanthers

WEDNESDAY:

Panthers win drama-filled move to championship finals

By Mike Pothier
PECI’s Panther Girls Hockey team won a drama-filled game last evening and are in the consolation finals in OFSAA against Jean Vanier Storm (Collingwood) Thursday morning. The puck drops at 10a.m. EST.

The semi’s action was intense against the General Amherst Bull Dogs (near Windsor). Cailey Jones sealed the deal for the final entry with Brooke Jackson’s help in a penalty-filled overtime eventually winning it 3-2.

The Panthers took a bench minor just into OT to make the play and then the Bull Dogs took a penalty to even the play up with 3 on 3 hockey. Cailey scored shortly after the even play started. Amber Miller and Sam Ward had the other goals while Alex Staley, and Abby Terpstra added assists.

Panthers eliminated the St. Mark Lions (Manotick) 4-2 in quarter final play earlier in the day. Again, the top line was working well combining on 9 points. Brooke Jackson lead the play with 2 goals and 1 assist. Sam Ward and Cailey Jones had 1 goal and 2 assists each.

WEDNESDAY UPDATE: A come from behind, overtime win! for the PECI Panther Girls Hockey team. With a 3-2 win, the team is 1 of 6 (of 16 teams) still left standing. Final game 9am (10ET) tomorrow! Show the  hockey team your support tomorrow by wearing PANTHER WEAR! Share! #gopanthers #PECIproud

– Wednesday: Big win for PECI girls this morning – a strong 4-2 team effort. Next game at 4pm (5ET) Winner moves on. #proudpanther

Goals differential only thing standing between PECI and medal rounds

By Mike Pothier, Photos by Michelle Pothier

TUESDAY UPDATE: Panthers ended up short Tuesday night in OFSSA girl’s hockey action after round robin play. Goals differential in previous played round robin games was the only thing standing between them and the medal rounds.

Going into last night’s game, Panthers were tied with Beaver Brea Broncos in points in Pool A play, and after losing to the St. Michael’s Warriors 7-0 in the morning, and the Panther’s needed a win against the Broncos to secure their place in the medal round.

At the end of play, the game was tied 4-4, and after a lengthy discussion in the tournament convener’s office, the Broncos were declared the final entry into the medal rounds from Pool A.

The top Panther’s line of Brooke Jackson, Cailey Jones and Sam Ward had a fantastic night combining on 8 points. Brooke had two goals and an assist, Cailey had a goal and two assists, while Sam had a single goal and assist. Alex Staley had the other helper.

Girls begin consolation round play Wednesday morning.

cailey_1-2Cailey Jones T’ing up against Warriors in offensive end
taylor_1Taylor Snider and Celina Fox defending the slot against the Warriors.
brookeBrooke Jackson firing shot at the Broncos net.
kim_1-1Kim Pothier working puck in the neutral zone against Broncos.
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amber_abby_1Amber Miller lining up the puck for a slap shot as Abby Terpstra is in full throttle for Broncos net.

Update: Tuesday afternoon: A 4-4 tie to end round robin play. The team ended round robin third in Pool A and is to play Wednesday at 9 a.m. CST in game 1 of the consolation finals. Story and photos to come

Update: Tuesday morning:  The PECI Panther Girls Hockey team came up short against the #1 seed. Time to refuel and prepare for 5:45 game.

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Kassidie Wood beating a Highlander defender to the puck.

GAME ONE: Story by Mike Pothier, photos by Michell Pothier
PECI’s Panthers were victorious in their opener at the All Ontario Championship (OFSAA) Monday in Kenora.

The Panthers downed the Almaguin Highlands Secondary School Highlanders 1-0. Panther forward Sam Ward scored the single tally with the assist coming from team captain Cailey Jones. Taylor Snider recorded the shut out in Panther goal.

Panthers are in action against the #1 seed and power house St. Michael Catholic Secondary School Warriors at 10am CST (11am EST) Tuesday which could well be a preview for the gold medal game as the top two seeds of Pool A go onto the medal rounds on Wednesday.

Looking ahead, even with a loss to St. Michael’s in the morning, and a win against the Beaver Brea Broncos later in the day,  the Panther’s could still have a berth in the medal round as the second seed in Pool A.

abby_1Abby Terpstra attacking the Highlander blue line
Alex_1Alex Staley working puck into the Highlander zone.
Amber_1Amber ripping a slap shot from the point.
brooke_1Brooke Jumping on a loose puck in the neutral zone.
VictoryVictory – Team congratulating Taylor Snider for the shut out.

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PECI begins OFSAA hockey play Monday morning

At the puck drop Dukes captain Joe McKeown, Kassidie Wood, Cailey Jones, Amber Miller and Tyler Donaldson, Trenton Golden Hawks captain.

At the puck drop Dukes captain Joe McKeown, Kassidie Wood, Cailey Jones, Amber Miller and Tyler Donaldson, Trenton Golden Hawks captain.

Story by Mike Pothier, Photos by Michelle Pothier
PECI Panther Girls hockey players will make their OFSSA competition dream come true bright and early Monday morning.

Panther captains Cailey Jones, Amber Miller and Kassidie Wood dropped the puck in celebration of the team making PECI hockey history prior to the Dukes’ playoff game Friday night.

The Panthers shared cake donated by Sobeys, and stories, with the fans during intermission. They also enjoyed watching the playoff game though the Dukes came up short in the end.

The Panthers were in Winnipeg, MB, Sunday, and those who flew, drove to Kenora in the late afternoon to settle in before the Monday morning tournament (9 a.m. central time) opener against Almaguin Highlands Secondary School Highlanders. Central time is one hour behind eastern time. Click here to livestream the game.

Panthers are ranked second in Pool A and ranked sixth overall in the 16 team tournament. Game two is Tuesday against St. Michael Catholic Secondary School Warriors at 10am. Beaver Brea Broncos are on tap at 5:45pm later in the day.

Medal round play begins Wednesday morning ending Thursday with the gold medal round at 11a.m.

The Panthers express their thanks to the businesses and individuals who are contributing to the team’s fund raising efforts to offset the travel costs. Contributions may be dropped off at PECI school with the designation to Girl’s OFSSA Championship Tournament.

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  1. Lyn says:

    Congratulations PECI, being a relatively small school compared to some, has amazingly athletic students and sports success. Well done Panthers and the volunteers and coaches who put so much time and effort in supporting them.

  2. Paul says:

    Way to go Ladies a come from behind overtime win shows character it also shows excellent Coaching when the Coaches can keep the players focused. Great job all around.. GO PANTHERS GO !!!!

  3. Old Local says:

    Go Panthers Go ! GO PANTHERS GO !!
    We’re all very proud of your achievements, keep up the great work ! And A BIG THANKS to the Pothier’s for keeping us in the loop !

  4. Susan says:

    Good luck gals and enjoy the experience!

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