Emo girls place third at Falls tourney Fort squad finishes fourth

Fort Frances and Emo were the Canadian contingent of a four-team Bantam girls’ hockey tournament in International Falls last weekend.
The local Pinewood Sports squad opened the tournament against Warroad, and Warroad showed why they were hailed as the favourites with a convincing 10-0 win.
Warroad amassed 30 shots on goal while Pinewood managed just four.
Then on Saturday morning, Pinewood was downed 8-2 by Emo Esso in a game that saw Haven Labbe (unassisted) and Paula Vangel (Amanda Glavish) score their goals.
Lauren Krukoski (five), Taylor Meyers (two), and Kailey Curtis all scored for Emo, with assists going to Meyers (six), Rylee Nixon (two), Erin Kaemingh, Shanna Ewald, and Rebecca Mills.
Pinewood again was outshot by a wide margin (32-6).
Pinewood then squared off against International Falls in a tight game that the hosts would win by a 1-0.
The Falls took 37 shots to Pinewood’s 12.
Pinewood wrapped up play Sunday with an 8-1 loss to Emo to finish in fourth place. Janel Barker (assisted by Vangel) netted the lone goal.
Krukoski led Emo with five goals, with Meyers adding a pair and Kaitlyn Ferris the other. Assists went to Meyers (three) Curtis, Ewald, Nixon, and Krukoski.
Emo, which clinched third place with the win, outshot Pinewood 25-5.
Emo Esso had opened action with a 3-2 loss to the Falls (the goal scorers were not listed on the game sheet).
After Emo Emo dumped Pinewood 8-2 on Saturday, they were blanked 8-0 later that day by Warroad, who ended up winning the tournament with a 6-0 win over the Falls in the final Sunday.

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