All good things come to an end

The Castleton Women’s hockey team’s best season in history came to an end this past weekend at the hands of Norwich who beat the Spartans, 4-0, in the ECAC East Championship at Kreitzberg Arena on Saturday night.
“They are a really offensive minded team,” forward Brie Narodowy said. “We can’t give them big opportunities to score like we did, when facing them.”    

ECAC East Goalie of the Year Paula Stephens had a good game recording 31 saves in the loss. In the tournament she recorded 95 saves over the three games including a very impressive season high, 50 saves, against Salve Regina.
Tori Charron and Emily MacKinnon both scored two-goals for the cadets in the win.
The Cadets started the scoring midway through the second period as they scored the two goals in rapid succession. First with Charron collecting a turnover and beating Stephens, then nine seconds later MacKinnon put home a second-chance opportunity to bring the lead to 2-0.
“Nine seconds beat us in that game,” Head Coach Bill Bowes said. “We were still thinking about the first goal and they converted again, it changed the whole complexity of the game.”
MacKinnon scored again five minutes into the third-period after a faceoff and four minutes later Charron brought the lead to 4-0 and that’s how the game ended.
“They capitalized when they got the chance to score,” Stephens said. “They scored two goals in 9 seconds which is tough to have happen.”
Nicoline Jensen, Taylor Steadman, and Samantha Pion all made the ECAC East all-tournament team.
The Spartans set multiple team records including 185 points, 71 goals and 114 assists, and besting the record of 145 that was set last year. They also made it to the ECAC East Championship for the first time in program history.
“It’s disappointing to lose but I couldn’t be any happier with our team,” Bowes said. “They re-wrote the whole women’s hockey team record book, we have a lot of young talent and a really bright future.”
The Spartans end the season with a 16-10-2 record an improvement from the 9-12-5 record of last year, while the Cadets improve to 25-3.
“We have improved every year for the last three and the future is bright,” Bowes said. “I really appreciate the hard work, passion, enthusiasm, and heart all the girls bring to the table, and they deserved everything they earned this year.”

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