A comfortable lead built in the first period, the NDSS Golden Hawks girls hockey team’s defense took care of business over the final two frames in Thursday’s 3-0 win over the visiting KCVI Blues.
NDSS opened the scoring when Amber Weese fired a puck through traffic that found its way into the back of the net. Olivia Fenwick doubled the lead when she pounced on a rebound and wristed it into the net. Maddie Marlow closed out the scoring with a rebound goal of her own.
Maddy Burgess earned the shutout for Napanee.
Though they played a competitive game, the Hawks were declared winners before the opening puck drop as KCVI was disqualified due to a lack of eligible players.
The win allowed the Hawks to maintain their slim lead atop the KASSAA league standings with just one game left to play. Their 6-0-1 record puts them one point ahead of Frontenac and their 5-0-2 mark and two ahead of Holy Cross at 5-1-1.
The Hawks are scheduled to take on Regi on Thursday afternoon to close out the regular season. The playoffs will get underway Feb. 20 with the quarter-finals.
As for NDSS’ boys hockey team, they too will hope to secure the top spot in their final regular season game this week. They’ll take on Holy Cross in Kingston on Wednesday afternoon. They enter the match one point back of the Crusaders. Both clubs have 5-1 records, though the Crusaders earned an extra point by reaching overtime in their loss.
The boys KASSAA playoffs get underway Feb. 21.
Meanwhile on the hard court NDSS’ junior and senior boys basketball teams are gearing up for their quarter-final playoffs, which gets underway tomorrow.
The juniors (4-5) will travel to KCVI to take on the Blues (8-1) tomorrow afternoon while the seniors (2-7) will head to Frontenac (8-1).