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Eagles soar to first WCSSAA boys hockey title

By Kitchener Post staff

The St. Mary’s Eagles head into this week’s CWOSSA triple-A/quad-A boys hockey championship with a little strut in their step.

The fourth-place Eagles claimed their school’s first WCSSAA boys hockey championship on March 1, knocking off the three-time-defending champion Grand River Renegades 4-3 at Albert McCormick Arena in Waterloo.

Goal scorers were not available on the league website.

St. Mary’s and Grand River, which owns 16 WCSSAA boys hockey titles, are back in action on Tuesday when the Renegades host the CWOSSA championship tournament at RIM Park in Waterloo.

St. Mary’s opens the tournament in Pool B against Brantford Collegiate at the Optimist Rink at 8:30 a.m., and finishes the day with a game against St. James at 2:30 p.m.

The Renegade’ first Pool A game is against North Park at the Piller’s Rink at 11 a.m., followed by a 2 p.m. puck drop against Orangeville to wrap up the first day of action.

The playoff round starts Wednesday.

The Eagles girls hockey team along with the WCSSAA-champion Bluevale Knights and Sir John A. Macdonald Highlanders begin the CWOSSA championship tournament today in Cambridge.

The winner will be crowned on Tuesday.

The Eagles were edged 2-1 by the Knights last week in the WCSSAA final, with Loren Gabel scoring the lone St. Mary’s goal.

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