Both the Pictou County Peewee AAA Crushers and the Fundy-Highland Subway Selects have won opening games in their Atlantic hockey championships
Jorja Burrows stopped 25 of 26 shots and the Crushers got goals from Clint MacLaughlin in the first period and Keagan Dalton in the third period as they opened their quest for the Atlantic Peewee AAA hockey championship on Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre with a 2-1 victory over the Kings County Kings from P.E.I.
The Crushers have two games today against the St. John’s, N.L. Hitmen at 3 p.m. and the Bedford blues at 7 p.m.
They will test the CAPS from Fredericton, N.B. on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The top two teams will contest the gold medal at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The bronze medal match for the next two teams will be at 11 a.m.
The Selects are contesting the Bantam AAA female hockey championship in Clarenville, N.L.
Gabby Arsenault recorded two straight shutouts on Thursday as the Selects posted identical 1-0 victories over the Central N.L. Icepak and the host Tri Pen Ice.
Megan Smith assisted on Baillie Griffin’s goal for the Selects against the Icepak and scored the only goal the Selects needed against the Tri Pen Ice.
The Selects will meet the Western Wind from P.E.I. today and the N.B. East Rockets on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Bedford-based Central Six won their first two Midget AA female hockey games.
Central Six is representing Nova Scotia after winning their playoff series against the Northern Subway Selects.
Jorja Burrows stopped 25 of 26 shots for the Crushers in their opening 2-1 victory at the Peewee AA Atlantic hockey championship. (Goodwin photo)