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SR Nationals: Day Three

July 1, 2011 | Field Hockey Canada |


Friday, July 1, 2011

Canada Day kicked off with Day three of the Senior National Tournament being held in Victoria, BC. The first day of the game saw Pool A round robin continue and PEI take a 4-2 win over the BC U18 White team. Two goals and player of the game honours were given to PEI’s Erin Mason. Lauren Taylor was awarded the player of the game honours for BC U18 White. Pool A matches continued for game #17 of the tournament and with Ontario White earning their first 3 points of the tournament with a 2-1 win over BC Senior White team. Ontario White lead 2-0 for the majority of the game thanks to goals by Megan Scraper and Holly Scherer. Player of the game for BC White was Katie Jameson who was able to pocket a goal off a deflection on a PC in the last minutes of the game. Player of the game honours for Ontario White went to goal keeper Shannon Clancy who thwarted several of BC White’s goal scoring opportunities. 

 The third day of the match encouraged a packed set of stands as the tournament favourites on the mens side, BC Blue and Ontario, faced off for game #18 of the tournament. Both teams boast strong national team member sides but it was Ontario that prevailed with a 3-1 win. Gabbar Singh, of Ontario, pocketed all three goals for Ontario, one of which coming off of a stroke. Scott Tupper picked up a loose ball off of a broken down corner to break the shut out and give BC their sole goal. Players of the game were Hudson Stewart for BC and Ravi Agnihotri.

Ontario Red and Alberta were up next, from Pool B, with Alberta taking a convincing 8-1 win despite Serena Lockhart’s loan goal for Alberta on a PC deflection. Ontario goals were spread across the board with national team members Jess Walkey, Brienne Stairs and Kate Gillis each contributing. Women’s Pool B action concluded for the day with the Canadian Junior Women taking on the BC U18 Blue team and defeating them 9-0. The Canadian Junior Boys followed right after in a close battle with the BC Senior White men. The game was held at 0-0 for a long period of time until BC White was able to capitalize and take the 3pts with a 1-0 win. In game #22 of the tournament, BC Blue and BC White has a BC face off and it was in fact BC White that had the go-ahead goal early on a PC. A straight strike that was deflected off the first defensive runner lobbed up and over BC Blue’s goalkeeper, Kaitlyn Willam and landed casually in the back of the meshing. Soon after, BC Blue was able to tie it up 1-1. Eventually BC Blue got a pair of goals to put them up 3-2 with the second BC White goal coming from a great individual effort by Alex McCawley. BC Blue was able to gain the momentum in the second half to defeat BC White 7-2.

 The Final games of the day saw BC Blue men defeating Alberta men 12-1 to give BC Blue their second win of the tournament. Consolation rounds from the women began late last night with Ontario White (4th Pool A) playing Alberta (3rd Pool B). It was Alberta that won 10-2 to put them towards the 5/6th place game. Ontario white will play the loser of the BC U18 White vs BC U18 Blue game happening 9:35am Saturday.

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