Saltfleet Storm girls hockey squad gears up for city public high school playoffs

Sports Feb 17, 2017 by Laura Lennie Stoney Creek News

The Saltfleet Storm girls hockey squad is on a quest for redemption.

Saltfleet will battle the Ancaster Royals in the Hamilton public high school Division 1 semifinals on Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. at Stoney Creek Arena for the chance to score another trip to the championship.

Storm head coach Steve Cadogan says his players are feeling "cautiously optimistic" going into the semis.

“We have beaten them (Ancaster) this season, but they have yet to have their full squad out," he said. "If all of their girls are available, the game will be very close.”

Saltfleet finished second in the four-team division with a 7-2 record — just one point behind Waterdown. The Storm beat Dundas Valley 5-0 in their last game of the regular season on Feb. 16 at J.L. Grightmire Market Street Arena.

Cadogan said the squad’s run has gone as expected so far this season.

Saltfleet’s game against Dundas Valley was one of its better matchups this year, he said.

“Dundas Valley is a young team and will be really good in the years to come,” Cadogan said. “We have a few of our veterans from last season, but we will have to play our best moving forward to have a shot at the final.”

Saltfleet came up short in its search for a fifth consecutive championship last season.

The Storm lost to Waterdown 3-2 in overtime of the final. The squad had defeated the Warriors 5-0 in the championship the season before.

Cadogan said the loss in the final last season was a tough one.

“We are not as strong overall this year,” he said. “They (Waterdown) have beaten us the last two games. If we were to score a trip to the championship this season and take them on, we would have to play our best and have them struggle to have a chance against them.”

Saltfleet Storm girls hockey squad gears up for city public high school playoffs

Team to battle Ancaster in Division 1 semifinals Feb. 23

Sports Feb 17, 2017 by Laura Lennie Stoney Creek News

The Saltfleet Storm girls hockey squad is on a quest for redemption.

Saltfleet will battle the Ancaster Royals in the Hamilton public high school Division 1 semifinals on Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. at Stoney Creek Arena for the chance to score another trip to the championship.

Storm head coach Steve Cadogan says his players are feeling "cautiously optimistic" going into the semis.

“We have beaten them (Ancaster) this season, but they have yet to have their full squad out," he said. "If all of their girls are available, the game will be very close.”

Saltfleet finished second in the four-team division with a 7-2 record — just one point behind Waterdown. The Storm beat Dundas Valley 5-0 in their last game of the regular season on Feb. 16 at J.L. Grightmire Market Street Arena.

Cadogan said the squad’s run has gone as expected so far this season.

Saltfleet’s game against Dundas Valley was one of its better matchups this year, he said.

“Dundas Valley is a young team and will be really good in the years to come,” Cadogan said. “We have a few of our veterans from last season, but we will have to play our best moving forward to have a shot at the final.”

Saltfleet came up short in its search for a fifth consecutive championship last season.

The Storm lost to Waterdown 3-2 in overtime of the final. The squad had defeated the Warriors 5-0 in the championship the season before.

Cadogan said the loss in the final last season was a tough one.

“We are not as strong overall this year,” he said. “They (Waterdown) have beaten us the last two games. If we were to score a trip to the championship this season and take them on, we would have to play our best and have them struggle to have a chance against them.”

Saltfleet Storm girls hockey squad gears up for city public high school playoffs

Team to battle Ancaster in Division 1 semifinals Feb. 23

Sports Feb 17, 2017 by Laura Lennie Stoney Creek News

The Saltfleet Storm girls hockey squad is on a quest for redemption.

Saltfleet will battle the Ancaster Royals in the Hamilton public high school Division 1 semifinals on Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. at Stoney Creek Arena for the chance to score another trip to the championship.

Storm head coach Steve Cadogan says his players are feeling "cautiously optimistic" going into the semis.

“We have beaten them (Ancaster) this season, but they have yet to have their full squad out," he said. "If all of their girls are available, the game will be very close.”

Saltfleet finished second in the four-team division with a 7-2 record — just one point behind Waterdown. The Storm beat Dundas Valley 5-0 in their last game of the regular season on Feb. 16 at J.L. Grightmire Market Street Arena.

Cadogan said the squad’s run has gone as expected so far this season.

Saltfleet’s game against Dundas Valley was one of its better matchups this year, he said.

“Dundas Valley is a young team and will be really good in the years to come,” Cadogan said. “We have a few of our veterans from last season, but we will have to play our best moving forward to have a shot at the final.”

Saltfleet came up short in its search for a fifth consecutive championship last season.

The Storm lost to Waterdown 3-2 in overtime of the final. The squad had defeated the Warriors 5-0 in the championship the season before.

Cadogan said the loss in the final last season was a tough one.

“We are not as strong overall this year,” he said. “They (Waterdown) have beaten us the last two games. If we were to score a trip to the championship this season and take them on, we would have to play our best and have them struggle to have a chance against them.”