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HOCKEY: Westmount secures girls division-II title with overtime victory

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HOCKEY: Westmount secures girls division-II title with overtime victory

2016-17 Girls Division-II Hockey Champions: Westmount WildcatsHAMILTON (April 5, 2017) – The Westmount Wildcats claimed girls division-II hockey crown on Wednesday afternoon edging Sherwood 2-1 in overtime at Chedoke Twin Pad Arena.

Sara Gill snipped the game-winning goal at 5:19 of the first overtime frame to hand the Wildcats their first division-II title since the 2010-11 season. Claire Johnston and Deanna Wardell tallied an assist on the play.

Sherwood opened the games scoring in the first period when Julia Heslinga got the Saints on the board just 5:36 into the game. That lead was short-lived as Westmount responded minutes later when Jane Newcombe scored to tie the game at 1-1.

That score held until the overtime goal decided the championship.

This marked just the second time Westmount has raised the girl’s division-II trophy with their first coming against the former Highland Secondary back in 2011.

Westmount cruised through round-robin play with a perfect 4-0 record scoring 16 goals and allowing just two goals. They then dusted Sir Allan MacNab 5-1 in the semifinal game to head to the championship game

Sherwood was the third best team coming out of the round robin posting a 2-2 record. They upset No. 2 seed Westdale 3–0 to advance to the final.

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Updated on Thursday, April 06, 2017.
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