St. Lawrence Thunder Bantam Girls claim state title, head for nationals
The St. Lawrence Thunder Bantam Girls are Sidney Molnar, Maya Swamp, Katie MacCuaig, Elizabeth Collins, Jordan Emerson, Jayden Young, Madison Cullen, Abbie Paquin, Kaitlin Irvine, Head Coach Renee Young, Maddy Mailhot, Asst. Coach Bill MacCuaig, Mikenna Merry, Kerrigan Rondeau, Raechel Davis, Molly O'Connell, Samantha Mace, Mary-Kait Mace, and Asst. Coach Matt Cullen. The girls are from Massena, Akwesasne, Canton, Potsdam, Norwood, St. Regis Falls, and Alexandria Bay.The St. Lawrence Thunder Bantam Girls team won the NYSAHA Tier II Girls 14U State Championship title this past weekend in Clinton.
The Thunder Girls team claimed the state championship on Sunday evening by edging the Hamburg Hawks from Western in a thrilling 1-0 overtime game.
The team now qualifies for the USA Hockey National Championship Tournament.
The Thunder Girls will travel to San Jose, Calif. the week of April 3.
The girls started off the weekend with a 3-1 victory over the West Seneca Wings followed by a 1-0 win over the Syracuse Blazers.
The Thunder then handled the Hamburg Hawks 6-1 to advance to the semi-final round.
In the semis the Thunder defeated the Troy-Albany Ice Cats 4-1)to advance to the finals and a rematch with Hamburg.
The Thunder now take their 38-13-4 record to San Jose in search of a National Championship.
The USA Hockey National Tournament is a good way for our North Country players to showcase their talents on a national stage. To support this effort, you can send a check payable to Shannon MacCuaig - St. Lawrence Girls Thunder Treasurer, 5 Browning Road, Massena, NY 13662 before March 30.