My wife and I returned the other day from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where we watched the McGill Martlets capture the Canadian university women's hockey title for a second straight year. The Montreal team capped off a perfect 36-0 season with a 3-1 win over second-seeded Wilfrid Laurier University.
This team, coached by Peter Smith, has been a joy to watch, successfully defending the Canadian university crown the group secured last year in Ottawa.
I'm a proud parent of one of the players: our daughter Lisa has been with the team for three great seasons.
Here she is on the left of the photo, with Charline LaBonte', the McGill goaltender and national team member, who is on her way to Finland to play at the world hockey championships, starting April 4th. Another team member, Catherine Ward, is also competing for Team Canada at the tournament.
For more on the university finals, see this article.