Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Sweet title sweep for Stars

The Saskatoon Stars celebrate winning the SFMAAAHL title.
    The Saskatoon Stars didn't have to rely on their superstars to lock up their first Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League championship.
    On Wednesday at the Agriplace Arena, the Stars scored twice in a span of 14 seconds and downed the Prince Albert A & W Bears 2-0 in Game 3 of the SFMAAAHL championship series. Saskatoon swept Prince Albert in the best-of-five set 3-0 to claim the Fedoruk Cup.
    In the championship clinching contest Saskatoon's top line of Nara Elia, Sophia Shirley and Julia Rongve were held off the scoreboard. Elia and Shirley finished first and second respectively in the SFMAAAHL regular season scoring race.
    Saskatoon's supporting cast came through. First, Kianna Dietz set up Jordyn Gerlitz to put the hosts up 1-0. Dietz then scored herself to put the Stars up 2-0 with Anna Leschyshyn collecting an assist on the play.
    Emma Johnson slammed down the door for the whole contest making 24 saves to pick up the shutout win for the Stars. Jessica Vance, who is the SFMAAAHL's all-time career leader in goaltending victories, turned away 20 shots in the Prince Albert goal.
The Saskatoon Stars pose for the traditional championship team picture.
    The Stars also improve to 40-3 overall counting action in the regular season, post-season and their championship win at the prestigious Mac's tournament in Calgary. In the SFMAAAHL championship series, the Stars took the series opener 3-2 in overtime on home ice in Saskatoon on Saturday and claimed Game 2 in Prince Albert on Sunday 3-0.
    Saskatoon had made three previous visits to the SFMAAAHL title series falling in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
    With the SFMAAAHL championship win, the Stars advance to play in the Esso Cup female midget AAA national championship tournament which runs from April 19-25 in Red Deer, Alta.

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