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High school hockey update

By Aaron Wilgosh, The Graphic

The PCI Trojans lost Monday in Winkler. The Trojans have two more games this week as they welcome Morden to town Thursday and visit Miller Aces Friday. (Aaron Wilgosh/The Graphic)

The PCI Trojans lost Monday in Winkler. The Trojans have two more games this week as they welcome Morden to town Thursday and visit Miller Aces Friday. (Aaron Wilgosh/The Graphic)

Back in the win column.

A four-goal night from Paige Shwaluk led the Portage Collegiate Institute (PIC) Saints varsity girl's hockey team to a 4-1 win over Miles Mac in Winnipeg Women's High School Hockey League CTV Division hockey Monday night at Stride Place in Portage la Prairie.

“We controlled the play in the first and then let off the gas,” says Saints head coach, Jo-Anne Clark-Gillespie. “We weren't happy with our second period. (We) told them they needed to change it up and they did, we have a bad habit of giving up leads but we came out big in the third.”

Shwaluk twins Maddie and Paige went to work in the first period for PCI. The siblings connected twice to give the Saints a 2-0 lead with Paige netting both. The Buckeyes managed to cut the lead in half with about a minute left in play when the Saints seemed to sit back on their attack.

“We really had to let the girls know they needed to do better in the third period,” adds Clark-Gillespie. “We had a good chat with them at intermission and they came out firing to end the game.”

All three Shwaluks got in on the next goal, Paige was the scorer with Maddie and Kiera each picking up assists. Paige lit the lamp one more time for PCI thanks to a pass from sister Maddie, Emma Mooney also notched an assist on the play. Tori Janeczko made 7 saves for the Saints in net.

“We've proven in the last couple of weeks that we are better than a middle of the pack team,” says Clark-Gillespie. “The girls just need to put in a solid three periods and they'll be able to compete with anyone.”

The Saints are back on the ice Monday when they host Sturgeon Heights at Stride Place.

Trojans fall in Winkler

Portage Collegiate's varsity boy's hockey team was doubled up 8-4 by Garden Valley Monday in Zone 4A Hockey League action. 

The Trojans were down 4-2 heading into the final period. Riley Borody and Ryan Botterill, a couple of call-up players, scored the Trojans' goals in the second. The Zodiacs tallied another four goals in the third, the Trojans netted two. Again, it was AP players Borody and Botteril with the goals. 

The boys are back on the ice Thursday when they host Morden at Stride Place.



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