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Varsity hockey report

By Aaron Wilgosh, The Graphic

The PCI Saints fell 3-2 to Selkirk Thursday in WWHSHL action at the BDO Centre in Portage la Prairie. (Aaron Wilgosh/The Graphic)

The PCI Saints fell 3-2 to Selkirk Thursday in WWHSHL action at the BDO Centre in Portage la Prairie. (Aaron Wilgosh/The Graphic)

Always getting better.

Portage Collegiate Institute's varsity boy's and girl's hockey teams were both on the ice this week.

The PCI Saints finished the week 1-1 in the Winnipeg Women's High School Hockey League. The ladies started the week with a forfeit win over Fort Richmond when the Centurions couldn't ice a team, even though players were available. The girls then fell 3-2 to Selkirk Thursday night at the BDO Centre in Portage la Prairie.

“Selkirk's going to be one of the top teams in the division,” says Saints' head coach, Jo-Anne Clark-Gillespie. “They capitalized on three big errors in our own end to get out front in a physical game, and the girls really enjoyed that aspect of it. We feel we're going to be able to compete in the CTV Division.”

The Saints scored both of their goals against Selkirk on the power play, which is a huge step forward according to Clark-Gillespie. The girls are back on the ice Monday when they host Miles Mac at the BDO Centre. The puck drops at 4 p.m.

Trojans win on the road

The PCI Trojans were finally able to get their first win in the Zone 4A Hockey League as they went 1-1 this week.

The boys didn't get the start to the week they were hoping for as they were handed a 4-0 loss by the Carman Cougars Monday night. The Trojans were able to use that loss as a driver against the Pembina Tigers, winning 5-2 on the road Friday night.

“The difference between Monday and Friday were we were missing a few players Monday and a much better offensive performance,” says Trojans head coach, Brendan Schaan. “We finally found some lines that are going to work Friday, and a system we can see ourselves sticking with the rest of the year.”

Trojans' goalie Grayson Pashe made 48 saves for the win. The Trojans are also back on the ice Monday. The boys visit Garden Valley at 8 p.m.



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