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Western Warriors AAA midget female champs

Kaylee Gerrow with the Western Warriors works the puck around the Eastern Icebreakers net minder Monica Lawrence to provide the first goal of the game.
Kaylee Gerrow with the Western Warriors works the puck around the Eastern Icebreakers net minder Monica Lawrence to provide the first goal of the game.

Having gone undefeated during the Feb. 26 to 28 weekend (3-0), the Western Warriors claimed their spot in the All-Newfoundland and Labrador AAA Midget Female Championship game that took place in St. Anthony on Feb. 28.

The challenger, the Eastern Icebreakers, earned entry after a 3-0 win over the Tri-Pen Ice in the semi-finals.
The pace of the game was set early as Warrior Kaylee Gerrow chased down what would have been an icing call to pick up the puck for the first goal of the game just one minute in.
Teammate Jolena Gillard would bank another goal for the team 13 seconds later.
But it didn’t take long for the Icebreakers to respond, as player Jessica Davis brought the deficit back to one, two-and-a-half minutes in.

The challenger, the Eastern Icebreakers, earned entry after a 3-0 win over the Tri-Pen Ice in the semi-finals.
The pace of the game was set early as Warrior Kaylee Gerrow chased down what would have been an icing call to pick up the puck for the first goal of the game just one minute in.
Teammate Jolena Gillard would bank another goal for the team 13 seconds later.
But it didn’t take long for the Icebreakers to respond, as player Jessica Davis brought the deficit back to one, two-and-a-half minutes in.

Eastern Icebreakers mixes it up with Tri-Pen Ice in the semi-finals.

In the second period the Warriors solidified the win when Gerrow pulled off a hattrick for a 4-1 win.
Warriors head coach Shawn Gerrow is extremely proud of the team’s performance.
“They were marvelous,” Gerrow said. “They’re a very good group of girls with a lot of talent.”
Gerrow, who’s from Rocky Harbour, was also pleased to see the Northern Peninsula well represented on the roster, noting that eight players on team are from the area. They include Emily Walsh, Jillian Rideout, Alyson Moores, Brittany Sexton, Kelsey House, Kayley Gerrow, Jessica Gould and Sarah Reid.
The win provided the team with the chance to represent the province at the Atlantic Regional Championship being held in Charlottetown, P.E.I. from March 31-April 3, 2016.
And if the team plays the way they did this past weekend, Gerrow is expecting some good results.
“I anticipate we are going to be competitive,” he said. “We’ll have to wait and see what the other teams have to bring to the table, but we certainly have a team that has a lot of speed, exceptional defense and the ability to score goals.”

Adam.randell@tc.tc

The Western Warriors are this year’s All-Newfoundland and Labrador AAA Midget Female champions, and will represent the province at the Atlantic Regional Championships in April.

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