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Blueliners on a roll entering Ice Breaker Women's Hockey Tournament

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
April 8th, 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Watch out for the Nelson Blueliners.

The Heritage City Women’s Hockey team made short works of the opposition last weekend in Vernon and now appears to be the favourites heading into this weekend’s Ice Breaker Tournament at the NDCC Arena.

The Blueliners won the Vernon Checker’s tourney by dumping Calgary Phoenix 5-1 in the final.

Nelson easily advanced to the final with wins over Prince George 13-1, Calgary 4-0 and Kamloops 4-1.

Deb Morris scored six goals, including a hat trick, to lead the Blueliner offence. Jessie Tovey, also had a hat-trick, and Frances Maika, each scored four times.

Other scorers included Shannon Sargent, Loreli Dawson, and Branwen Hainsworth.

Nelson opens the Ice Breaker Friday at 8:15 p.m. against the Kelowna Dragons.

The Blueliners meet Spokane and Vernon Vixens Saturday.The top four teams advance to Sunday’s playoff round.

The final is scheduled for 2:45 p.m.

Other teams entered include Trail Chix with Sticks, Nelson Thorman Drillers, Whitefish Wailers and Fernie Hustlers.

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