Big wins for Valley Wild peewees, atoms at Windsor tournament

Ashley Thompson
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The Valley Wild atom girls' hockey team, made up of girls ages nine and 10 from West Hants to Kingston, recently won their division at the Birthplace of Hockey tournament played March 8-9 in Windsor.

The only all-girls atom team in the Valley, they were also the only girls' team in the atom division at the tournament.

The Valley girls opened with a 6-2 win over Greenwood, improved to 2-0 with an 8-0 blanking of West Hants, and following a 4-1 loss to Bedford in their final round robin game, Valley and Bedford met again in the final, with the Valley girls prevailing 6-5.

Avi Grant-Adam, who had three goals in the final, netted the game-winner with 1:12 left in the third period. Megan Woodworth chipped in two goals and Brooke MacNeil had one. Claire Zettler was strong in goal, allowing 11 goals in four tournament games.

The girls also recently qualified to represent the Valley at the Hockey Nova Scotia atom provincials in Antigonish.

Peewees

The  Wild Peewee B girls’ squad won gold at the Birthplace of Hockey jamboree in Windsor after defeating Western Valley 5-4 on March 15.

The Wild trailed 3-2 after the first period, scored once in the second period to knot the game at 3-3, before outscoring the Western end of the Valley 2-1 in the final period. Ellen Laurence played a pivotal role in her team's victory, netting three goals — including the game winner.

Organizations: Hockey Nova Scotia

Geographic location: Windsor, West Hants, Bedford Kingston The Valley Antigonish Western Valley

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