Avalon female hockey rolls into Day 2 of Winter Games

Nicholas Mercer
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Day 1 (March 2) of the 2014 NL Winter Games in Clarenville is in the books and Team Avalon’s female hockey team as yet to be tested.


The team appears to be one of best hopes for a medal along with their wrestling counterparts.

Featuring many athletes from the Trinity-Conception-Placentia region, Avalon sits a two wins and no losses through one day of competition.

In those games, the team has outscored its opponents 26-1.

Getting start this morning (March 2), Avalon put a 10-0 beating on the host team at Clarenville Event Centre.

Next up was the representatives from Mount Pearl/South.

The offensive assault continued for the Avalon team. This time, the team defeated Mount Pearl 10-1. Bay Roberts’ Courtney Caravan got the victory in goal and Heather Healey led the way with four goals.

The two wins put Avalon atop the leader board heading into the second day of competition.

Avalon squares off with Central at 8 a.m on March 3.

Joining the hockey team as medal favourites are is the wrestling squad.

Avalon sits tied atop the standings with Western and Mount Pearl/South sit atop the leader board with four points each.

Team Eastern, which features members of the Crescent Collegiate wrestling team, are tied with Labrador for second with two points apiece.

Male and female basketball

Represented by athletes from Laval High in Placentia, the male and female basketball teams experienced varied levels of success in Day 1.

The male team posted a record of 1-1 and sit tied for second with Western in Division B. Mount Pearl/South are 2-0 to lead  the division.

First for the Laval men was Labrador. The Cavaliers won soundly 60-21 at Clarenville High.

It was a different story in Game 2. Facing Mount Pearl/South, Laval was bested 85-21.

Next up for the male team is Western at 10:30 a.m.

While the female team is 0-2, they could very well be sitting at 1-1.

After dropping a 66-24 decision to St. John’s/North, the Cavaliers fought hard against a tough Western team.

It was throwback game with each team being extremely physical with the other. In the final minutes, Laval worked hard to even the score, but could not buy a bucket.

Western ended up escaping with a 33-25 victory.

The loss dropped Avalon to third place in Division A behind St. John’s/North (2-0) and Western (1-1).

Avalon will meet the host squad at 10:30 a.m. in Clarenville Middle School.

Cross country

Skiing siblings Joey and Taylor Hutchings, of Shearstown, had solid showings during their competitions.

Joey made it to the quarter-finals of the male sprint 1 kilometre classic competition. He posted a time of three minutes and one second. He finished 15th overall.

Meanwhile, Taylor finished 10th overall and made it the quarter-finals of the female sprint 1 kilometre classic race. She registered a time of three minutes and 22 seconds.


Organizations: Clarenville Event Centre, Clarenville Middle School

Geographic location: Mount Pearl, Placentia, Bay Roberts

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