Champs! Essex, Missisquoi girls hockey teams skate to state titles

Champs! Essex, Missisquoi girls hockey teams skate to state titles


GIRLS’, EITHER
BFA SAINT
ALBANS, OR
ESSEX HAS BEEN
IN THE TITLE
GAME EVERY YEAR. THAT
GOES BACK TO
2002, THAT ONE
OF THESE
SCHOOLS MADE
IT TO THE FINALS, AND THIS WAS
THE 7TH TIME,
THEY WERE
PLAYING EACH
OTHER IN THE
STATE’S BIGGEST GAME… D-1 GIRLS
HOCKEY STATE
TITLE GAME AT
GUTTERSON
FIELDHOUSE .. REMATCH OF
LAST YEAR –
DEFENDING
CHAMPION B-F-A
COMETS TAKING
ON ESSEX .. 2ND PERIOD .. SCORELESS
GAME .. HORNETS
WITH SOME TIC-
TAC-TOE PASSING
.. ABBY ROBBINS
FIRES A ONE- TIMER TO THE
BACK OF THE
NET! .. ESSEX
STRIKES FIRST .. TAKING A 1-0
LEAD
=====
3RD PERIOD .. SAME SCORE .. OLIVIA MILLER-
JOHNSON’S SHOT
DEFLECTED! .. BUT MACIE
BOISSONNEAULT
SOMEHOW
KEEPS IT A ONE-
GOAL GAME ..=====
THEY DON’T STOP
THE SWARM FOR
LONG .. HANNAH
HIMES SOMEHOW
RINGS THIS ONE OFF THE FAR
POST ..THAT
MAKES IT 2-0 .. BUT THEY
ALREADY HAD
ALL THE
INSURANCE THEY
NEED .. ESSEX AVENGES
LAST YEAR’S
TITLE-GAME LOSS
TO THE COMETS
.. SKATING TO A
CHAMPIONSHIP- CLINCHING WIN .. …”WE’VE JUST
BEEN LOOKING
TO COME BACK
AND GET THEM
THIS YEAR AFTER
LAST YEAR’S LOSS. REVENGE
SEASON. THIS
ONE WAS OURS.”
“IT WAS REALLY
DIFFICULT WHEN
WE LOST BUT THIS YEAR WE
REALLY WORKED
REALLY HARD
FOR IT AND WE
REALLY FELT LIKE
WE WANTED TO WIN SO WE
REALLY JUST
PLAYED REALLY
HARD AND IT FELT
REALLY GOOD.”… THE HORNETS
CLAIM THEIR 7TH
D-1 STATE TITLE
OVERALL AND
NOW LEAD THE
FINALS SERIES VERSE BFA 4 TO
3… D-2 GIRLS
HOCKEY STATE
CHAMPIONSHIP .. A CINDERELLA
MATCHUP .. NUMBER 8
WOODSTOCK .. TAKING ON
NUMBER 7
MISSISQUOI .. JUST OVER 3
MINS IN .. BREEZY
PARENT FLIPS IT
ON NET .. CALLIE
PARKS THERE TO
DEPOSIT THE REBOUND .. LIGHTING THE
LAMP .. MISSISQUOI
JUMPS IN FRONT
1-0…=====
10 MINS LATER .. PARENT STEALS
THE PUCK .. SHE’S OFF TO
THE RACES .. JUST THE
KEEPER TO BEAT
.. PUTS THE PUCK
AND HERSELF
IN THE BACK OF
THE NET! .. JUST GET ONE GOAL
FOR THAT,
THOUGH .. 2-0
THUNDERBIRDS…=====
2ND PERIOD .. T-
BIRDS ON THE
POWER PLAY .. BUT ALESSANDRA
SIMIS DOESN’T
CARE .. SHE
SNIPES IT FAR
POST FOR THE
SHORTHANDED GOAL! WOODSTOCK
BACK IN IT .AT 2-
1…=====
3RD PER .. THUNDERBIRDS
TACK ON SOME
INSURANCE .. IT’S
PARKS AGAIN .. PUTTING THE
BACKHAND HOME
.. HER SECOND
SCORE OF THE
DAY .. AND AFTER TWO
STRAIGHT YEARS
OF LOSING IN THE
TITLE GAME .. MISSISQUOI
FINALLY GETS
THEIR
CHAMPIONSHIP .. ..”IT’S AMAZING. WE’VE HAD A
REALLY HARD
SEASON. WE’VE
HAD TO WORK
VERY HARD THIS
SEASON FOR EVERY GOAL. WE
HAVE REALLY
WORKED AS A
TEAM AND IT WAS
GREAT TO GET
TWO GOALS FOR OUR COACH
SINCE THIS IS
OUR LAST YEAR
COACHING US.”
“I THINK DURING
PRACTICE WE REALLY TRIED
EVEN HARDER
THIS YEAR. WE
TRIED TO GET
ALL THE WORK IN
WE POSSIBLY COULD AND
DEVELOP ALL OF
OUR SKILLS,
ESPECIALLY WITH
ALL THE GIRLS
COMING IN, TOO. I JUST THINK IT
PROVES HARD
WORK REALLY
PAYS OFF.”… THIS WAS THE
THUNDERBIRDS,
SECOND-EVER
STATE TITLE…

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