Bronze for Picco; Connelly awarded Hard Hat

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Newfoundland and Labrador hockey teams won a gold and two bronze medals at the 16th Annual Atlantic Challenge Cup in Moncton, New Brunswick Oct. 7-10.

Two of four Marystown players at the Atlantic Challenge Cup this month, Jenny Connolly and Caeleigh Fewer were members of the Newfoundland and Labrador female under-17 squad. Connolly was selected by her teammates for the Nike Sparq Hard Hat Award. Twin siblings Andrew and Erin Picco also played at the tournament. Photo Submitted

Four players from Marystown were among the roster players for the provincial High Performance Program teams, including Andrew Picco who was a member of the male under-15 bronze medal squad.

The male under-16 team was a gold medal winner, while the under-14 males won the bronze as well.

Also at the event were Picco’s sister, Erin, who played for the female under-15 team, while Jenny Connolly and Caeleigh Fewer were members of the female under-17 squad.

Connolly was selected for the Nike Sparq Hard Hat Award for her team. The award is determined by each team’s players who select the individual that has the most positive attitude, greatest work ethic and is a teammate of whom all are proud to be associated.

All games at the event were well attended by parents, the general public and a large number of scouts.

Host committee chairperson Louis Gaudet called the tournament another display of the great talent Atlantic Canada has to offer the hockey world.

"It was a great weekend of hockey for Atlantic Canada and it showed the type of talent that we have in our region.  Our players keep raising the bar each year and it is a sign that there are a lot of great things happening in the four Atlantic hockey branches.”

Geographic location: Marystown, Atlantic Canada

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