Knights beat Mustangs 6-3

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The Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team skated to a 6-3 win over St. Mary’s last week.

Marissa Jolley finds the back of the net with this shot last week at the Davidson Centre. This second period marker gave KDSS a 4-0 lead. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine controlled the game from the early going, leading 5-0 at one point. Kincardine finished with a 6-3 win to improve to 1-0-1 on the season.

Sara Gossell scored twice for Kincardine. Her first goal with just 11 seconds left in the first period stretched Kincardine’s lead to 3-0. Her second goal was with 52 seconds remaining salted away the win after St. Mary’s scored three straight goals to push the score to 5-3.

Kait McDonell, Caitlyn Smith, Amanda Lawrence and Marissa Jolley also scored for the Knights.

Jacqui Fair had two assists in the win, while single helpers went to Jolley, Lawrence, Gossell, Cathleen Roppell and Hayley Stewart.

Kincardine had some pretty goals, and controlled the play in the offensive zone for most of the contest. When St. Mary’s did press, KDSS was prepared. With the Mustangs enjoying a two-man advantage in the second period, McDonell won a key face-off and blocked two shots while on the penalty kill.

Kortney Watson posted the win in goal for KDSS. The St. Mary’s netminding duties were shared by Ali Lewis and Mary Cassidy. Lewis suffers the loss.

Natasha Boucher, Ona Mezenberg and Tina Fraser had the St. Mary’s goals.

The Mustangs fall to 0-2 on the season.

A good crowd was on hand for Kincardine’s first home game of the season. The Knights are in action again today (Wednesday) in Port Elgin against the Saugeen District Secondary School Royals.

In other BAA girls hockey action last week, the Sacred Heart High School Crusaders earned a 3-1 win over the OSVI Falcons, while West Hill of Owen Sound shut out the John Diefenbaker Secondary School Trojans of Hanover 4-0.

The Crusaders, who played a 1-1 draw with the Knight in the BAA season opener, sit in first place with a 2-0-1 record after beating OSCVI earlier in the week.

In BAA boys hockey, Kincardine’s Monday afternoon game with St. Mary’s was postponed due to weather. There is no word yet on when the game will be made up.

The Knights, who sport a 1-0 record, are in action at home this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. against the Walkerton District Secondary School Raiders.