| Mar 15, 2007

Feature Article - March 15, 2007

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Feature Article - March 15, 2007

Girls' Hockey Tournament at North Frontenac ArenabyJeffGreen


Cathy Phillips, the goaltender for the 1990 National Women’s Team (the first ever Women’s World Champions), dropping the first puck before a game between the Frontenac Fury and Carleton Place Cyclones Bantam teams during the first ever Frontenac Fury Invitational Tournament at the North Frontenac Arena on March 13. PAWSitive, the OWHA mascot, accompanied Cathy. Tournament organizers promised “first class hockey, played by fabulous girls,” and that’s exactly what took place. Thanks to support from local businesses, each team was presented with a basket full of healthy food when they arrived, and each girl received a unique medallion, hand cut from slate shingles by tournament coordinator Michael Doggett. The medallions were adorned with ribbons sewn by the Perth Road Crafters and were inscribed with "Building Teams for Life". “Everyone has rallied together to organize an exciting and fun day of hockey for these young athletes. This rural arena, located in beautiful North Frontenac, is supported by such a wonderful community,” said Michael Doggett. The tournament was an opportunity for the North Frontenac Girls’ Hockey Association to celebrate their successes. Mayors Davison and Gutowksi were on hand to present trophies to the winning Bantam and Peewee teams as the tournament wound down in the early evening after a 12 hour festival of girls’ hockey. “We are proud of our girls’ program at North Frontenac,” said Buff Chadwick, President of the Hockey Association. “Girls’ hockey is the best kept secret at our arena, but we are working hard on changing that.”

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