Placentia, Carbonear high schools succeed at ball hockey provincials

Laval claims 3A title, Sentinels runners-up at 4A tournament

Published on May 8, 2017

Laval's girls ball hockey team claimed a 3A provincial title in Glovertown over the weekend, defeating the host school in Saturday's championship match. Front row (l-r): Brooke Lannon, Ella Shea, Laura Gambin, Abigail Gambin and Grace Follett (goalie). Back row (l-r): Jono Edwards (coach), Mackenzie Leonard-Power, Lauren Kelly, Robyn Neville, Hillary Neville, Brooklyn McCarthy, Tyra Lannon and Michael Gambin (coach).

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Laval High School claimed a provincial girls ball hockey title over the weekend, and Carbonear Collegiate came ever so close to doing the same.

Competing at the School Sports Newfoundland and Labrador 3A Girls Varsity Ball Hockey Provincials in Glovertown, the Placentia school defeated the host team 9-4 in the championship final Saturday, May 6.

The Carbonear Collegiate Sentinels were runners-up at the School Sports Newfoundland and Labrador 4A Girls Varsity Ball Hockey Provincials. Front row (l-r): Dakota Sheppard, Sam Pike, Kelsey Shute and Kristen Shute. Middle row (l-r): Alliah Jayne and Cameryn Taylor. Back row (l-r): coach Daryl Edwards, Ally Cleary, Rhiannon Kelly, Morgan Reynolds, Abby Reynolds, Jennifer Pike and Hope Finlayson. Missing from the photo is Katie Shute.
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Meanwhile back in Conception Bay North, the host Carbonear Collegiate Sentinels battled hard and came close to claiming the 4A Girls Varsity Ball Hockey Provincials banner. But it wasn't in the cards, as Menihek High School from Labrador City won 3-2 in the championship final.

Laval dominated the 3A tournament, going undefeated throughout and outscoring opponents 20-3 in three round-robin games. Lauren Kelly was the school's individual sportsmanship winner.


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The Sentinels likewise were strong playing in their home gymnasium, winning both their round-robin games by a combined score of 12-1. The team shut out Gonzaga High School from St. John's in the semis before facing Menihek in the final. Goaltender Kelsey Shute received an individual sportsmanship honour.