In this 4-2 loss, the score may not tell the whole story. The boys played a competitive three periods but just could not find the late equalizer. Nathan Garnier and Hayden Pimm were credited with both goals for the Spartans. Benoit Forget encountered 38 shots for a total of 34 saves. The fourth goal for KUA was an empty netter. The boys will be traveling to Aurora, Ontario, to play against St. Andrew’s College Saturday and Sunday.
The weekend started on Wednesday for the girls, as they traveled to British Columbia to play in a handful of games. Both Arianne Leblanc and Mégane Pilon defended the net for a pair of games each. Congratulations goes to head coach Bernie Pimm who picked up his 100th career win!
The Spartans started off the weekend strong by finding the back of the net on 6 different occasions against Balmoral Hall. Emma Kreisz had a hat trick, scoring all three goals on the power play. Pilon made 19 saves in the 6-2 win.
Game 2 vs Pacific Steelers
In this 7-0 win, six different players were credited with goals. The power play was once again a strong force to be reckoned with, as they were 4 for 6. Leblanc picked up the win with 13 saves and a shutout.
Balmoral came out rested and ready as they took an early 1-0 lead. However, midway through the second, Maddie Pears was able to grab her first goal as a Spartan for the tie. Later in the second, Alice Sauriol got the game winner. The Spartans held on to the lead to win the game 2-1, with Pilon making 27 saves.
Game 4 vs Pacific Steelers
The weekend concluded with a 9-1 win for the varsity girls, out-shooting the opponent 56-17. Emma Kreisz was able to grab another hat trick for the weekend. With this win, the Spartans stand at a 13-0 record.
The prep boys competed in two home games on Saturday and Sunday. The Spartans found the back of the net 11 times over the course of the two games. The goaltenders faced 96 shots combined.
Zev Brown started off the weekend in nets for the prep boys in their game against Kuper Academy. He stopped a total of 38 shots. However, the team fell short and were not able to outscore Kuper. At the end of three periods, the score was 3-5; credited with the goals were Vitanen, Olsen and Remillard.
Game 2 vs Bishop’s College School
In this exciting game against the school’s biggest rival, the Spartans were able to come out on top. This high-scoring game had 15 different players snag at least one point. Thomas Nyberg saw a total of 53 shots and made 50 saves. The game ended 8-3, a win for the Spartans.
The prep girls hockey team traveled to Rothesay, New Brunswick to compete in 4 games over the weekend.
After traveling all day, the girls played their first game against Rothesay at 7pm. Joliane Tremblay started in net for the girls and faced over 30 shots. After the first period, the teams remained scoreless. However, RNS took the lead over the next two periods. The score remained 3-0 for RNS, until Jamie Arsenault grabbed a goal with only 7 seconds left in the game.
Saturday’s first game was against King’s-Edgehill School. After a competitive first period the score remained 0-0. KES opening the scoring with 8 minutes elapsed in the second period. Not even a minute later, the Spartans were able to answer back with a quick goal from Rosalie Bouchard. KES sealed the faith of the Spartans by scoring the go-ahead goal with 2 minutes left. Lana Peasley faced 38 shots over the three periods.
Only two hours later, the girls hit the ice again to compete against Mount Academy’s U17 team. The first period remained scoreless for both teams. Four minutes into the second, Maelie Pion scored her first ever goal as a Spartan. This opened the gates for the girls, as just a minute later line mate Bouchard netted one in with the help of Pion and Arsenault. Both Bouchard and Pion were able to find the net one more time; centre Jamie Arsenault grabbed one as well. The Spartans were able to grab their first win of the weekend, outscoring the opponent 6-2.
Played on Sunday morning, the final game of the weekend was against College Universel. Although the girls outshot the opponent 35-24, they could not sneak one past the opposing netminder. College Universel came out on top 1-0.