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Baie Verte girls claim gold at U12 female hockey tournament in Deer Lake

Bridgette Gillard of the Deer Lake Red Wings battles with Skye Penney of the Baie Verte Sabres for a loose puck during a round-robin game at the Deer Lake U12 female invitational hockey tournament held at the Hodder Memorial Recreation Complex as part of Minor Hockey Week celebrations.
Bridgette Gillard of the Deer Lake Red Wings battles with Skye Penney of the Baie Verte Sabres for a loose puck during a round-robin game at the Deer Lake U12 female invitational hockey tournament held at the Hodder Memorial Recreation Complex as part of Minor Hockey Week celebrations. - Photo by Roxanne Ryland

Some times success isn’t measured by the colour of the medal you win.

It can be about the good feeling of coming a long way in a short time with plenty of hope for better days to come.

The Deer Lake U12 female hockey team is a shining example.

In only a year, the numbers for the U12 female bracket in the Deer Lake minor hockey setup have jumped from 11 to 19 players and they had a chance to show family and friends how far they have progressed at a Deer Lake U12 female invitational hockey tournament on home ice over the weekend.

The Deer Lake squad finished with an 0-3 record in the round-robin portion of the four-team tournament at the Hodder Memorial Recreation Complex with a couple of real close games.

Mya George and Rebecca Spracklin scored for Deer Lake in a 3-2 loss to Grand Falls-Windsor in one of two semifinal games.

Emma Bishop, Anna Hunt and Hannah Hemeon scored for the Grand Falls-Windsor minor hockey representatives.

Deer Lake lost 3-1 to Gander in round-robin play, with Mackenzie Russell providing the lone marker for the host team, while Rebecca Patey was the team’s only goalscorer in both a 2-1 loss to Grand Falls-Windsor and 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Baie Verte minor hockey representatives.

Paige Noble had a two-goal game to lead Baie Verte to a 4-2 win over Gander in the gold-medal showdown at the Hodder Memorial Recreation Complex in Deer Lake.

 

Mya George of the Deer Lake Red Wings carries the puck while being pursued by Maci Rogers of the Baie Verte Sabres in round-robin action from the Deer Lake U12 female invitational hockey tournament held in Deer Lake over the weekend.
Mya George of the Deer Lake Red Wings carries the puck while being pursued by Maci Rogers of the Baie Verte Sabres in round-robin action from the Deer Lake U12 female invitational hockey tournament held in Deer Lake over the weekend.

 

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