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Carolina Represents, Competes and yes brings home banners at the 2020 CBHL Playoffs

By David Reaugh, 02/25/20, 12:00PM EST

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The Combined Girls program finishes a very successful first CBHL girls season.

The CBHL is a league centered in the DC area and the closest organization that has an all girls division. In this combined year it was the first time the Hurricanes logo and flag took the ice for regular season and playoff championship spots. The top 4 teams in each division after the regular season make the playoffs…. And we got all 4 in

Here are the regular season placements:
U12 First
U14 Second
U16 Fourth
U19(U16AA) First*
*We place our teams based on their skill and capability and often teams are playing higher ranked and leveled teams for better overall competition.

The 12’s(Gleason) were up first and faced Reston. This was a fun game in which our team played a 9-0 win friendly and respected Restons players with a fun full game. Tricity and Harford had the ⅔ game and Tricity gets to the final. This was a bit of a heated series during the regular season and everyone was waiting to see this matchup in the final. The final was goal trading with our ladies up 3-2 going into the third and you could tell the girls were getting a bit winded with only a few shots in the third period. Tricity tied it up with a few minutes left in the game and here comes OT. Faceoff possession, cross corner dump, D Pinch, top circle shot left moving right………. Playoff Champs.

The Game Winning OT Play

The 14’s had Chevy Chase in the ⅔ game and while chevy chase has gotten immensely better this year with having 2 U14 teams putting all their top players on one team, we had the best goalie in the division and scored early after a flurry of shots from our skaters in the first. The team held that shutout and 1 goal lead till the end of the third…. Game over time for finals. Next up was again Tricity, who is a national bound contender. Tricity scores early then the game settles in for the first 2 goals in the third and then a 4th early in the 3rd. The girls then start to push scoring two goals by the end of the period making this NB contender a bit nervous “If we only had one more period!!!

The U16’s were 4th seed and up against another U16NB team and yes… Tricity. The ladies pushed and competed right off the bat, with opportunities in the first for both teams. We had our chances to take the lead , but Tricity scores and then again. End of the first we were down by three and were never able to catch them. The girls played hard and kept playing hard. This team faced stiff competition all season playing organizations top U16 teams. We welcome the opportunity for Tri City to face our U16NB team in Charlotte in early March

The U19(U16AA) team went in as the first seed but as they are playing in the toughest CBHL division none of the regular season games were runaways. First up was Reston. The team had the latest start on both days of our program and the wall of Galbraith was in effect. With her play and two goals from up front the team wins 2-0 advancing to the final at 4:30pm on Sunday…. Yes 4:30pm. The team is still short due to injuries and sickness and even some of the players on the bench were under the weather. They faced Montgomery, FYI it has been Carolina vs Montgomery in the final for 4 years in a row and all have been 1 goal wins. Right off the bat we get two penalties with the second “Interference” off the face off being a bit questionable.  Montgomery scores on the 5-3 taking a 1-0 lead. We tie it up short handed with 2 minutes left in the period. Using the momentum take a 2-1 lead with 1 minute left in the period. The second period goes scoreless on both sides and only 1 penalty while there were 6 (3 each side) in the first. Then the gloves come off in the third, with 6 more penalties 2 for us and 4 for Montgomery and a misconduct. Montgomery scores 2 and with the clock counting down to 30 seconds Montgomery commits a game misconduct head contact and we are up on the power play. 13 seconds later Charlize ties it up and overtime. The short bench and flu takes it toll here but the 5 minutes of 5 on 5 OT goes back and forth. We take a body check with 90 seconds left and Montgomery puts it in with 12 seconds left. 4-3 loss and Montgomery ties up the U19 Championship at 2-2 in the last 4 years. Great effort and time to recover and heal for districts in 2 weeks. 

The first of the combine program in the CBHL girls division was a success on the ice and off. The CBHL girls commissioner praised our players and parents for sportsmanship and skill. So The Junior Hurricanes program takes 1 Championship, 2 Finalist and a hard battled honorable mention. Great job ladies.

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