International Women’s Day was marked on Sunday, March 8, and the NGS Minor Hockey Association took note, honouring the girls who play on their various teams.
The Braves ice teams that compete in the compete in the UCMHL (rep ‘B’) and the LSMHL (house). Several of the teams are still in action this season, including the novice tier 4 squad, which is scheduled to skate tonight in Long Sault, versus the South Stormont Selects, at 6 p.m.
Three former NGS Braves minor hockey players suited up in the recent HEO ‘AA’ all-star game.
The boys – Jacob Nolan, Brennan Atkins, and Seamus Hardy – are members this season of the Seaway Valley Rapids ‘AA’ major midget team, which has a record of 10 wins, 7 losses, and 2 ties in the HEO Minor AA league, good for fourth place. Nolan is third in team scoring, with 14 points. Hardy has 12 points, Atkins 11.
The Rapids’ next game is slated for Sunday in Kanata (taking on the fifth-ranked Blazers) to wrap up the 2019 portion of their schedule. Looking ahead to the new year, Seaway Valley will play in Maxville on January 8 at 7:30 p.m., hosting the first-place Nepean Raiders
Scoring a first goal of the season is a big deal for any hockey player, and for members of the NGS Braves atom ‘C’ squad coach Marc Filliol makes sure to recognize the accomplishment, presenting each goal scorer with the hockey puck. The most recent recipient was Hanna Jack.