Olivia Howe and the Notre Dame Hounds took the first step to try to defend their Esso Cup women’s national midget hockey championship.
The Hounds beat the Saskatoon Stars in three straight games to win the Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League title. Howe scored the game-winning goal for the Hounds in their 5-2 series-clinching win.
Howe also scored the game-winner in triple overtime to claim the first game of the series. The Moose Jaw product led all playoff scorers with 20 goals and six assists in nine games as the Hounds swept all three of their playoff series.
The Hounds will now try to win the western regional championship to advance to the Esso Cup in Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Howe was the SFMHL’s leading scorer with 32 goals and 32 assists. He 64 points came in 24 games. She is the league’s all-time leading scorer with 207 points in 106 career games.