Girl’s Hockey 5-0, Place 2nd in Detroit 2 Nations Showcase

The Girls Hockey team traveled to Detroit to compete against 31 other elite girls hockey programs from North America and went undefeated in the Two Nations College Prep Showcase. The girls placed second out of 32 teams, going 5-0 on the weekend, sweeping teams from across Canada and The States.

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The Huskies celebrate a win in Detroit.

Friday morning the Huskies faced off against Gilmour Academy, a familiar league opponent. The girl’s started the weekend strong with Keeley Rose (Forward, 2018) scoring quickly in the first. In the second, after a Gilmour goal tied it up, Nikki Kendrick (Forward, 2018) netted one to take back the lead at 2-1. Kendrick struck again in the third to raise the total to 3-1. With a few minutes left, Miranda Bookman (Forward, 2020) finished the game by pushing the lead to 4-1. Ashley Davis (Goalie, 2017 PG) stopped 22 of 23 shots.

Later that night the girls took on the Lady Grads. The game was full of intensity and penalties. In the first few minutes Moe Tsukimoto (Forward, 2018) netted one to put the Huskies up 1-0. Two breakaway goals set the Huskies back but Sierra Benjamin (Defense, 2018) quickly added a tally and Keeley Rose (Forward, 2018) added two to increase the lead to 4-2. Despite being outshot, the Huskies we able to maintain a 4-2 lead over the Grads. Davis (Goalie, 2017 PG) stopped 36 of 38 in net.

The following morning the Huskies were back at it with their third game in 24 hours. Facing off against Cambridge, the girls were the underdogs heading into the match. The Huskies went down 0-1 midway through the first, off a battle in front of the net. A few minutes into the second Kylie Kroes (Forward, 2018) tied the game by knocking in a goal. The girls persevered into overtime where a rebound off a glove save from Ashley Davis (Goalie, 2017 PG) deflected to Moe Tsukimoto (Forward, 2018) who transitioned the puck to the offensive end with Sierra Benjamin (Defense, 2018) rushing. Benjamin scored backdoor with thirty seconds left in OT to win the game for the Huskies.

A few hours later the girls faced off against the Chicago Fury. The goal was to complete a perfect 4-0 record in round robin play. The Huskies did not disappoint. They outshot the Fury 20-6, ultimately winning the game 3-0. Amiee Headland (Forward, 2019) broke the ice with her first goal of the showcase on a breakaway. Kendall Dubin (Forward, 2018) and Keeley Rose (Forward, 2018) added one apiece to complete the 3-0 win. Courtney Fairchild (Goalie, 2020) recorded the shutout in net.

Heading into Sunday morning, the Huskies were one of four teams that finished round robin play with a perfect 4-0 record. They were matched up with St. Mary’s Academy of Manitoba (Canada), who proved to be a very challenging opponent. Despite being the underdogs yet again, the Huskies prevailed. Moe Tsukimoto (Forward, 2018) scored a beautiful top shelf goal midway through the first. St. Mary’s responded with 50 seconds left in the first to tie the game 1-1. At the end of the second, Hadley Swedlund (Forward, 2020) scored the game-winning goal from the bottom of the circle, putting the Huskies up 2-1. Ashley Davis (Goalie, 2017 PG) backstopped the Huskies, saving 29 of 30 shots.

With this weekend’s wins, the Huskies move to 15-3-1 on the season. Two weekends from now the girls will travel to Rochester, NY to face off against state rivals, Selects Academy.

Follow Northwood Girl’s Hockey games on Twitter (@nwsgirlshockey) live play by play updates year round.

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