a.m., March 27)
Louis Riel Rebelles
win OFSAA A/AA girls hockey championship
By Fred Sherwin
Riel Rebelles varsity girls hockey team are on top of the world after winning
the gold medal at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association
provincial A/AA championships in Orillia on Thursday.
battled St. Joseph's of St. Thomas to a 2-2 tie through three periods of
regulation hockey and one 10-minute overtime session before the title had
to be settled in a nerve-racking simultaneous shoutout that went seven rounds
before a winner was finally decided.
heroes were Isabel Menard who scored both of the Rebelles shootout goals
including the game winner in the seventh round and goalie Kaitlyn Bourgon
who stopped six of the seven shots she faced.
The win was especially
emotional for Rebelles coach Carl Menard whose twin daughters Isabel and
Talia are both graduating this year and heading off to Syracuse University
where they've have both been offered scholarships.
During the OFSAA
tournament the twin sisters had five points each: Isabel scored three goals,
including the game tying goal in the final, and Talia had two goals.
The OFSAA championship
game marked the last time that Menard will coach his daughters. The Rebelles
finished the season with a record of
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