WINNIPEG, MB – With 28 goals in five games, the Shattuck-St. Mary’s Girls Prep hockey team reclaimed their championship title at the Female World Sport School Challenge in Winnipeg on Sunday.
The Sabres started their tournament dominance on Thursday against Thunder Bay, who they defeated 5-1 at the end of three periods. Returning to the ice on Friday, SSM posted similar scores as they shutout Norte Dame 6-0 in the first game and host St. Mary’s 8-2 in the second game.
A win against the MN Revolution on Saturday would put Shattuck-St. Mary’s up against Pursuit of Excellence in the championship game for the second year in a row. Though the game stood scoreless through the 1st, the Sabres put up three goals in the 2nd which stood until the buzzer to give SSM their second straight championship title at the FWSSC.
“This was a perfect setup for the national championships. We were tested under some very competitive circumstances and we played very well. These girls are definitely ready,” said Girls Prep coach, Gordie Stafford.The Sabres will play their final two homes games this weekend against MN Elite before heading to Rochester, Michigan to participate in the USA Hockey National Tournament.