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Provincial title for Senators women's team

Intermediate AA squad finishes its season on championship note

Friday, 04.24.2009 / 4:22 PM ET / Features
By Staff Writer
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Provincial title for Senators women\'s team
What a way to wind up a season for the Ottawa Senators women's intermediate AA team.

The Senators dumped the Toronto Aeros 5-3 in the gold-medal game at the Provincial Women's Hockey League Final Four tournament, held at the Magna Centre in Newmarket. Earlier, the Senators blanked the Durham Lightning 1-0 in a tense semifinal match.

It was a stunning finish for an Ottawa team which had finished the regular season in fifth spot in the 18-team league. The Senators then needed to win playoff series against Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge to reach the Final Four for a second straight year.

The championship was a fitting farewell for 11 Senators players moving on to play university hockey in Canada or the United States. That group includes Ottawa's Isabel Menard and Talia Menard; Stefanie McKeough, Margaux Sharp and Bryanna Farris of Carleton Place; Kanata's Mackenzie Thurston; Cobina Delaney of Stittsville; North Gower's Brittney Perkins; Metcalfe's Jenna Hendrikx; Stephanie Plourde of Smiths Falls, and Cassie Seguin of Ingleside.