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Stephenville's Morgan twins excited about going for gold on home ice

Cathy Morgan, left and twin sister Abby pose for a photo together in Stephenville Thursday afternoon. The twin sisters will be gunning for gold today as members of the host team for the provincial U15 female A hockey tournament being held this weekend at the Stephenville Dome.
Cathy Morgan, left and twin sister Abby pose for a photo together in Stephenville Thursday afternoon. The twin sisters will be gunning for gold today as members of the host team for the provincial U15 female A hockey tournament being held this weekend at the Stephenville Dome. - Frank Gale

Twin sisters Cathy and Abby Morgan have tried to fool their friends by pretending to be the other but all attempts have failed because they don’t look enough alike.

The twins hope to be double trouble on the ice this weekend with hopes of deceiving the opposition in the hunt for gold at the 2018 Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador U15 female A hockey championship getting underway today at the Stephenville Dome.

The twins, 14-year-old Grade 9 students at Stephenville High, are offensive-minded forwards for the host team with Cathy taking on a leadership role as the team captain.

Cathy is also a member of Stephenville’s bantam team playing host to the Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador Bantam H tournament being staged April 5-7 at the Stephenville Dome, so she’s pretty pumped about playing at home for two provincial tournaments.

“I can’t wait. Most of times it’s somewhere far away, but it’s good to be home for once,” Cathy said Thursday afternoon from Stephenville.

Cathy is active in a number of sports throughout the year, but her winters are dedicated to hockey, two or three trips to the rink per week and a number of weekends tied up with tournaments as a young girl getting to enjoy the best of both worlds with two sets of teammates.

She figures her life would be pretty boring without hockey to keep her moving so she looks forward to every chance she gets to shoot around the disc with her friends.

Being at home, a chance to show family and friends how she has improved over the year is an exciting time for her. She’s particularly excited about having her mom, Renee, in the stands because mom never got to watch her play much with tournaments held outside of Stephenville.

Her sister is also pretty excited about playing at home. Knowing her grandfather, Al Roberts, is going to be watching her play is going to be a special time for her.

“He always takes us to practice and does everything for us. He’s a big part of our hockey,” she said.

Abby is the oldest so she gets the honour of being called big sister. The girls fight — yes they will both tell you it’s usually about something silly — but they are enjoying being teammates and sometimes find themselves as linemates with the coach willing to shuffle the lines from time to time to find some good combinations.

Hockey is something that accentuates the bond they have as twins.

It’s just another way to share precious time together while they can as young girls trying to find their way in life.

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