Dal win against UPEI isn’t enough

The Dalhousie Women’s Hockey team reached the end of their season March 2 despite their 2-1 win against UPEI Panthers in overtime.

By Hope Perez

The Dalhousie Women’s Hockey team reached the end of their season March 2 despite their 2-1 win against the UPEI Panthers in overtime.

Having lost the night before against St. Francis Xavier, the Tigers needed a win during regulation time to continue in the Subway AUS Women’s Hockey Championship.

The feeling of victory didn’t last long for the Tigers. UPEI had gained a point for their overtime loss. Even though Dalhousie won the game, that point would allow the Panthers to continue.

Dalhousie tries to secure the win in the third period. (Hope Perez Photo)

UPEI scored in the first period. But the Tigers Jocelyn LeBlanc went on to score in the second period.

The Tigers were unable to score in the third period despite taking out their goalie for a sixth player on the ice.

Fourth year player, Cassie Banfield secured the win for Dalhousie early in the ten minute overtime.

LeBlanc said that scoring a goal in the game was a good ending to her Dalhousie athletic career.

“We played really well,” said LeBlanc.

LeBlanc is graduating from the Kinesiology program and is pursuing a career in physiotherapy.

Graduating players also include Robyn Nicholson and Robin Mullen.

“We lost three very key players, great players [and] great people,” said coach Sean Fraser.

Fraser talks about the Tigers’ last game and what’s in store for the team next year.interview with sean

Fraser was proud of his team’s performance this year. “It was a good season, it had its ups and downs. I think we peaked at the right time but, we still came up short,” said Fraser.

UPEI went on to beat Mount Allison 3-0 for the championship title on Monday.