Clock Strikes Midnight on Bulldog’s Cinderella Run

The stage was set for the David vs Goliath Championship game. The fourteenth seeded Bulldogs looking to complete their magical tournament run over top seeded Notre Dame Academy. It was a good one from the start.

In the first, the game was fairly even with some good back and forth action but it was Notre Dame who scored first, burying a rebound out front to give them a 1-0 lead in the Championship.

Nobody could find the back of the net for the rest of the period and the score remained for the entirety of the second period as well.

The third period was one for fans of offense as both teams really started to thrive in their opponents ends of the ice.

The Bulldogs were finally able to find the equalizer at the beginning of the third period off the stick of (Jr.) Andrea Mcneil and the Canton bench and fans in the stands erupted. However, the excitement was very short lived as directly off the ensuing faceoff NDA took the puck down and scored.

6 seconds after the first tie since puck-drop the Bulldogs were back at square one being down one to the defending champs.

NDA would go on to add another making the score 3-1 with twelve minutes left and although Canton made it 3-2 with a (Soph.) Lauren Fitzpatrick five-hole goal with 9:52 left, it was clear that it would be an uphill battle to complete the comeback.

The play of (Fr.) Katherine Pyne who scored twice more at the end of the game to secure the championship for NDA  was unbelievable and if she elects to stay at NDA they could continue to be a power in the girls D2 bracket for years to come.

As for the Bulldogs the loss marked the end of an otherwise remarkable season and tournament run. Settling for being a Division 2 Finalist is not bad for a team that nobody picked to make it out of the first round.

Congratulations to the Girls Hockey team on a fantastic season.

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There were also some highlights of the game from the student section specifically the jumbotron.

Moment of the Game: Frankie on the Jumbotron

The all-time CHS super-fan getting his moment to shine at the Garden was a fantastic sight to see. Frankie deserves a CHS state championship and hopefully he will get one….soon.

Line(s) of the game: Intelligent fan remarks

“Score a goal”

“Don’t let them score”

“Skate”

It’s good to see some high hockey I.Q in the fan section.

Once again hats off to the Lady Bulldogs on a great year and magical tournament run. As Post Malone once said…

“They said I wouldn’t be nothing, now they always say congratulations

Till’ next year

NNNN

 

 

 

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