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Olivia Howe holds the Western Female Midget Championship trophy after the Notre Dame Hounds beat the Pembina Valley Hawks in the regional championship on April 2 for the right to play in the 2011 Esso Cup.
It came down to the battle of first placed teams as the Notre Dame Hounds took on the Pembina Valley Hawks and it definitely wasn’t the way the Hounds wanted their season to come to an end.
The Hounds’ season came to an heartbreaking end on Saturday evening after the team fell 3-2 in double overtime to the Hawks from Manitoba in the 2012 Esso Cup Western Regional Championship in Wilcox.
The Hawks snuck out a 2-1 win in Game 1 on Friday and the win on Saturday gave them the sweep of the best-of-three series.
“It was all right, it went to double overtime and we came out on the short end,” said Olivia Howe. “They had a pretty good goaltender and she definitely held them in there.”
Howe had two goals and three points in the two games.
The loss ended the chance for a three-peat for the Hounds and the end to a very successful midget career for Moose Jaw’s Howe.
The Hounds beat the Saskatoon Stars in three straight game in win the Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League title at the end of March to reach the regional championship.
Howe was the SFMHL’s leading scorer with 32 goals and 32 assists in 24 games. She is the league’s all-time leading scorer with 207 points in 106 career games.
For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.