Sir John A. MacDonald claims gold at OFSAA field hockey championship

November 7, 2013 by  
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WATERLOO, Ont. (November 2, 2013) –­ The Sir John A. MacDonald (Waterloo) Highlanders earned a decisive 1-0 win over the Resurrection (Kitchener) Phoenix winning their first-ever OFSAA field hockey championship at St. David’s Catholic Secondary School in Waterloo, Ont., on Saturday.

It was the fourth consecutive meeting between the two schools in the OFSAA final with Resurrection having won the last three previous OFSAA titles. The scores of the last three meetings were 1-0, 4-0 and 1-0.

Sir John A. MacDonald¹s lone goal came at 12:34 in the first half when a Anna Larsson shot deflected into the net off a Resurrection player.  Earning the shootout was the Highlanders goalie Kelly Burns.

It’s amazingŠ we have been working super-hard every year for this and finally got it now, said Larsson. I think we just went that extra inch and worked harder every practice and every game to get it.

I cannot think of another 33 girls who deserve it more. They worked so hard for this. It really has been a process, said Highlanders head coach Laurie Montgomery. I’m ok with whatever the result is as long as they put it out there and that¹s what they did today.

The win marks an eighth consecutive year in which the OFSAA field hockey title has been won by a Waterloo region school.  St. John’s Kilmarnock (Breslau) started the run back in 2006 winning four straight before Resurrection’s three-year reign started in 2010.

We’ve gotten to know those teams over the years and its hard shaking those coaches hand when we’ve been fortunate enough to win three in a row, said Resurrection head coach Yvonne Taylor.  It’s tough for us to lose, but in a way I’m happy to see [Sir John A. MacDonald] win.

The Phoenix were looking to become only the fourth school in history to claim four titles and just the second to earn four consecutive titles.

The girls were really pumped for a fourth repeat because those are landmarks that don’t come around very often, said Taylor. It is disappointing we couldn’t get that goal, but we were happy to get here after losing four starters from last year’s team.

In the bronze medal game, No. 3 seeded Oakville Trafalgar HS (Oakville) secured a 2-1 win over No. 6 Pickering HS (Pickering) to claim third place.  Ellie Cookson of Oakville, Ont. notched both goals for the Red Devils while Pickering’s lone scorer was Madeleine Krupl.

Cookson was one of the best players all tournament long scoring five goals in pool play and then added another four in playoffs to lead the tournament.

The 2013 OFSAA Field Hockey Championship is jointly hosted by District 8 Athletic Association and Resurrection Catholic Secondary School in Kitchener ­ Waterloo.

This was the sixth time since 1979 that region has hosted this event with the last coming in 2009. The region also hosted in 2005 (Kitchener-Waterloo), 2004 (Breslau), 1999 (Breslau) and 1988 (Waterloo). It also marked the first time in District 8 Athletic Association’s 23-year history that the district or a school within its association has hosted an OFSAA level event.

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2013 OFSAA Field Hockey Championship

Kitchener – Waterloo, Ontario
October 31-November 2, 2013

St. David Catholic Secondary School
University of Waterloo (Warrior Field)
RIM Park



Medal Round (Nov. 2)
GOLD: Sir John A. MacDonald SS (Waterloo) def. Resurrection CSS (Kitchener)
Sir John A. MacDonald  wins gold, Resurrection earns silver
BRONZE: Oakville Trafalgar HS (Oakville) def. Pickering HS (Pickering)
Oakville Trafalgar wins bronze medal, Pickering finishes 4th
Semifinal Results(Nov. 2)
SF1: Sir John A. MacDonald SS (Waterloo) def. Pickering HS (Pickering) 2-1
SF2: Resurrection CSS (Kitchener) def. No. 3 Oakville Trafalgar HS (Oakville) 3-0
Quarterfinal Results (Nov. 1)
QF1: Pickering HS (Pickering) def. Goderich DCI (Goderich) 2-1 (so)
QF2: Oakville Trafalgar HS (Oakville) def. Merivale HS (Ottawa) 5-0
QF3: Sir John A. MacDonald (Kitchener) def. Nelson HS (Burlington) 5-0
QF4: Resurrection CSS (Kitchener) def. Saltfleet DHS (Stoney Creek) 3-1


Final Pool Play Results (Oct 31-Nov. 1)


Pool A
GM 1: Sir John A. MacDonald SS (Kitchener) def. Ajax HS (Ajax) 5-0
GM 2: Saltfleet DHS (Stoney Creek) def. Clarkson SS (Mississauga) 5-3
GM 11: Clarkson SS (Mississauga) def. Ajax HS (Ajax) 2-1
GM 12: Sir John A. MacDonald SS (Kitchener) def. Saltfleet DHS (Stoney Creek) 6-1
GM 21: Sir John A. MacDonald SS (Kitchener) def. Clarkson SS (Mississauga) 5-0

GM 23: Saltfleet DHS (Stoney Creek) def. Ajax HS (Ajax) 5-0
* No. 1 Sir John A. MacDonald SS (3-0) and Saltfleet DHS (2-1) advance to quarterfinal games
Pool B
GM 3: Resurrection CSS (Kitchener) def. Havergal College (Toronto) 2-0
GM 4: Nelson HS (Burlington) def. Bill Crothers SS (Unionville) 2-1
GM 9: Nelson HS (Burlington) ties Havergal College (Toronto) 1-1
GM 10: Resurrection CSS (Kitchener) def. Bill Crothers SS (Unionville) 5-0
GM 22: Resurrection CSS (Kitchener) def. Nelson HS (Burlington) 4-0
GM 24: Havergal College ties Bill Crothers SS (Unionville) 0-0
*No 2. Resurrection CSS (3-0) and No. 7 Nelson HS (1-1-1) advance to quarterfinals games
Pool C
GM 5: Oakville Trafalgar HS (Oakville) def. Michael Power/St. Joseph CSS (Toronto) 3-0
GM 6: Pickering HS (Pickering) def. North Hastings HS (Bancroft) 5-0
GM 15: Oakville Trafalgar HS (Oakville) def. North Hastings HS (Bancroft) 5-0

GM 16: Pickering HS (Pickering) def. Michael Power/St. Joseph CSS (Toronto) 4-2
GM 17: Oakville Trafalgar HS (Oakville) def. Pickering HS (Pickering) 2-0

GM 19: Michael Power / St. Joseph (Toronto) def. North Hastings HS (Bancroft) 3-1
*No. 3 Oakville Traflagar HS (3-0) and No. 6 Pickering HS (2-1) advance to quarterfinals games
Pool D
GM 7: Merivale HS (Ottawa) ties Malvern (Toronto) 2-2

GM 8: Goderich DCI (Goderich) def. Regiopolis-Notre Dame CHS (Kingston) 2-0
GM 13: Merivale HS (Ottawa) ties Regiopolis-Notre Dame CHS (Kingston) 0-0
GM 14: Goderich DCI (Goderich) def. Malvern CI (Toronto) 2-1
GM 18: Merivale HS (Ottawa) def. Goderich DCI (Goderich DCI) 3-1
GM 20: Malvern CI (Toronto) def. Regiopolis-Notre Dame CHS (Kingston) 2-1
*No. 5 Goderich DCI (2-1) and No. 4 Merivale HS (1-0-2) advance to quarterfinals games

For more information please contact:

Michael Grobe
Communications & Media (Organizing Committee)
Phone: 519-570-6509

Devin Gray
OFSAA Communications Coordinator
Phone: 416-426-7437

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