Pictou Advocate sports

Selects to salute founders, champions


The Northern AAA Subway Selects will host a special celebration evening on Saturday to recognize last season’s edition of the Selects who captured provincial and Atlantic championships.

The ceremony will take place before the puck drops at 7:30 p.m. for the first of two games the Selects have scheduled with the Fundy Nationals from Saint John, N.B. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.

Members of the 2017-18 Selects, as well as the founders, builders and visionaries of the Subway Selects female hockey program will be honoured.

The Subway program provided the foundation for the Northern Selects to develop over the years, culminating in an appearance at the 2018 Esso Cup National Championships. There will be giveaways, a female novice game between periods and a visit from the Subway Monkey.

The Selects will also host Saint John at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Wellness Centre.

The Selects continued to roll with two more wins last weekend over the Chevy Panthers of Cape Breton at the Wellness Centre by scores of 3-2 on Saturday at the Wellness Centre on two goals by Eva Wornell and 4-1 on Sunday in Cape Breton.

Lindsey Smith opened the scoring for the Selects in the first period on Saturday.

Wornell’s two goals gave the Selects a 3-1 lead. The Panthers added a second marker but Selects goaltender Erin Sullivan shut the door for the rest of the game.

The Selects posted a convincing 4-1 victory over the host Chevys on Sunday.

Wornell, Natalie MacKay, Mariah Linehan and Landyn Pitts, with an empty netter, scored the Selects’ goals.

Goalie Kristen MacNeil recorded the win.