Re-printed with the permission of the Moose Jaw Times-Herald
More disappointment for Zone 3 hockey teams
Deja vu wasn't sweet for the Zone 3 women's hockey team.

The Zone 3 girls lost a heart-breaking semi-final 3-2 and then lost the bronze medal game Friday - the exact same scenario that befell the men's team five days ago.

Unlike the boys, the girls team led for much of their semi-final against Zone 2 (Regina). However, Zone 2 scored the game-winning goal with 11.9 seconds left in the third period to advance to the final.

Madison Stork (Maple Creek) and Alyssa Balaski (Swift Current) scored for Zone 3, while Verwood's Daris Tendler added an assist as did Meagan Pratt (Swift Current) and Carly Brown (Gull Lake). Moose Jaw's Meagan Chartier was in goal.

In the bronze medal game, Zone 8 (Prince Albert) downed Zone 3 by a 5-0 score.

The Zone 3 judo competitors continued their strong performances as Swift Current's Keifer Francis picked up a bronze medal in the men's 60 kg class.

Moose Jaw's Nick Hughes just missed picking up another medal as he placed fourth in the men's 55 kg class.

The Zone 3 bowling team had a good day Friday and are in medal contention today.

Both the men's and women's teams finished fourth to advance to the medal stepladder tourrnament.

Nicole Bochek from Moose Jaw also advanced to the stepladder tournament in ladies' singles.

Swift Current's Lisa Peters and Natasha Goebel finished one-two in the Special Olympics ladies singles and will play for a medal today in the stepladder. The Special O team also advanced to the team stepladder.

In the first day of action in the air pistol competition Moose Jaw's Jillian Bennett was fifth in the women's finals and in the men Moose Jaw's Evan Heisler and Kody Gallipeau were seventh and eighth respectively.

In curling Moose Jaw's rink of Devin Brown, Ryan Brown, Kyle Cochrane and Brayden Mohns finished their pool play with a 2-2 record after being Zone 9 by an 11-2 score.

The badminton team split their games beating Zone 4 and losing to Zone 6 to finish second in their pool and they play will for bronze today.

The Moose Jaw cross country skiiers braved the elements and competed in the classic event Friday.

Appeared in the Moose Jaw Times-Herald Feb 18, 2006

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