On Thursday night, Algonquin Girls Ice Hockey were shutout by Canton (3-0) in the “Elite 8” round of the Division 2 state championships.
The Athletics Department tweeted:
Hard to see but a great season for the girls and ended with an impressive record of 18-4-1.
Olivia Bower and Kaitlin Mathews – signing off 🤍
The faceoff was covered by several news outlets. Most focused on Canton’s revenge story against Algonquin for beating them in last year’s Finals for the D2 Championship title. (You can read articles by the Boston Herald, Boston Globe, Metrowest Daily News, The Patriot Ledger.)
The Community Advocate was the only one I found that focused on the Titan’s efforts:
The Titans almost had an answer. At the end of the second, Canton’s goalie Carolyn Durand made an impressive save to thwart an Algonquin offensive attack. The puck grazed Durand’s right leg pad and came within inches – maybe centimeters – of evening the score.
Algonquin’s offense kept the pressure on the Bulldogs throughout the game, but the Canton defense proved too much to handle.
You can read the CA’s full story here.
It may be some consolation for the Girls to know the team they were bested by went on to beat top-seed Archbishop Williams in the Final Four and is now headed to the Finals.
The Thursday night game was the last of Algonquin’s winter sports competitions. Registration for Spring Sports will close later this week. Tryouts are scheduled for this week and next with scrimmages to begin at the end of the month.