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U18 National Championship – Day 3 Update

July 29, 2016 | Field Hockey Canada |

Day 3 got underway with some well received cover from the sun as the Brampton, Ontario temperature began to drop from the blistering heat. It was an action packed semi-final day with some fantastic hockey.

The first game of the day was a consolation match between Prince Edward Island and Ontario White. With both teams out of medal contention, it was bragging rights they were battling for. Victoria Van Sickle opened the scoring for Ontario White in the 10th minute as she smashed home a penalty corner hit. Jocelyn Rough doubled Ontario White’s lead in the 24th minute. PEI was able to find the back of the net the 66th minute as Morganne Rice finished off a scramble in from of the Ontario goalkeeper. At the final whistle Ontario White took the victory 4-1 and will face Alberta tomorrow morning in the final consolation match.

Match number 2 featured BC White and Ontario Red in the first of 2 semi-finals. Ontario Red came out of the gates strong with 4th minute goal by Jordyn Faiczak and an 8th minute goal by Emily Hong. They went into the half time break with a 5-0 lead. In the second half BC White was able to show some life with a 41st minute goal by Rylee Pearson as well as a second by Prabhneet Barsa in the 66th. Despite the 2nd half surge, Ontario Red took the victory 5-2 sending them to the gold medal match against the winner of BC Blue and BC Yellow.

Game 3, semi-final number 2, was the battle of BC mentioned above. BC Blue took on BC White for the final gold medal spot. Isabelle Fraser of BC Blue was able to find the scoresheet in the 9th minute, which was immediately followed 1 minute later with a goal by Dakota Chan. It was more of the same in the second half as Leina Dueck and Kaileigh Chow doubled the BC Blue lead. At the final whistle BC Blue took the final gold medal spot with a 4-0 victory.

In the final match of the day PEI took on Alberta White in a consolation match. Shelbey Murphy scored in the 9th minute to give Alberta a 1-0 lead. Honorable mention goes out to Alberta captain Emily Smith who had some strong runs through the mid field and finished the match with 2 goals. The final score read 5-1 for Alberta with the lone PEI goal coming from Morganne Rice.

Schedule for Friday July 29th

10:00am – Cons: Alberta vs Ontario White

12:00pm – Bronze: BC Yellow vs BC White

2:00pm – Semi-final 2: Ontario Red vs BC Blue