Knights look to take a serious run at NOSSA hockey banner
by Randy Pascal
The Lo-Ellen Park Knights girls hockey team are well positioned for a serious run at a NOSSA crown. They just may need to get past the Collège
Notre-Dame Alouettes one more time to get there.
After falling in the city final best of three series 2-0 to CND, the Knights opened the "A/AA" NOSSA playdowns Monday morning at the McClelland Arena
with one of their best efforts of the year.
First period goals by Katie Chomiak and Kayla Thompson combined with a standout performance from goaltender Kristen Mrozewski vaulted
Lo-Ellen to a 2-0 win over Notre-Dame, despite being outshot 32-20.
Lo-Ellen improved to 2-0 later in the day, by the skin of their teeth. The Knights needed an overtime marker from Rebecca Gobbo to slip past the
Lockerby Vikings 4-3. Chomiak rounded out the scoring for the winners with a hat trick, with Lauren Hancock, with a pair, and Montanna
Thompson replying for the Vikes.
The Alouettes bounced back from their morning loss, subduing the St Joseph Scollard Hall Bears 4-0 later in the day. Goals from Allyxa Breton,
Chloe Leduc, Madisyn Papineau and Joelle Gagnon provided more than enough offense in support of netminder Mireille Kingsley.
In the one remaining game on Monday, a wild shootout that highlighted the scoring touch of both Lauren Hancock (Lockerby) and Malory Dominico
(SJSH) would ultimately be decided by Eleonore Gravel.
The Bears forward snapped a 4-4 tie with just 2:04 to play, adding an empty net marker 48 seconds later as St Joseph Scollard Hall upended the Vikings
6-4. Dominico had recorded a hat trick earlier in the game for the North Bay crew, joined on the scoresheet by Jayden Denomme, while Hancock
enjoyed a four-goal outing for Lockerby.
Play continues on Tuesday in Copper Cliff, with the championship encounter scheduled for 3:00 p.m.