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Saints fall to Royals in Selkirk

By Aaron Wilgosh, The Graphic

The PCI Saints lost their first game of the WWHSHL CTV Division Regular Season Tuesday in Selkirk 4-1 to the Royals. (Aaron Wilgosh/The Graphic)

The PCI Saints lost their first game of the WWHSHL CTV Division Regular Season Tuesday in Selkirk 4-1 to the Royals. (Aaron Wilgosh/The Graphic)

 An eye-opener for the girls.

The PCI Saints fell 4-1 to Selkirk Tuesday in Winnipeg Women's High School Hockey League action, after winning two-in-a-row in extra time to start the season.

"Down 4-0 after two, but we came out and played pretty good in the third to win the period 1-0,” says Saints head coach, Jo-Anne Clark-Gillespie. “(Selkirk) is deeper than us offensively but if we had played a full defensive game it would've been a much closer one.”

The Saints were put on their heels right from the start when the Royals exploded out of the gate in front of a home crowd. They managed to find the back of the net three times in the final five minutes of the first. Chelsea Owens had the lone Saints goal with 1:11 left in the game to make it 4-1. 

Goalie Tori Janeczko made her debut in goal for the Saints and stopped 24 shots for the loss.

“We really didn't test their goalie much until that third period,” says Clark-Gillespie. “If we're going to beat them it'll be a close game, and we'll have a chance in a week when we host them.”

The Saints' next game is on Monday when they welcome the Fort Richmond Centurions to Stride Place.

 


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