The Cathedral Panthers – who have gotten a bit of a facelift on their girls’ ice hockey team with the addition of five Westfield High School players – netted a 1-1 tie their season opener against Algonquin/Hudson Saturday.
Cathedral opened the scoring with a first-period goal from Brenna Hoar. Molly Mckeown and Annie D’amario assisted on the play.
Algonquin notched the game-tying goal in the second period when Nicolette San Clemente scored on passes from Paige Fournier and Elizabeth Muirhead.
Cathedral junior goalie Kaylee Basile (of Westfield) finished with 17 saves. Sasha Barry collected 18 saves in net for Algonquin.
Cathedral is in its first year of a co-op with Westfield and Longmeadow high schools. Freshmen Madison and Mackenzie Pelletier, defenseman Brittany Kowalski, also a freshman, and sophomore goalie Lexi Levere, all from Westfield, are expected to play for the Panthers during the 2013-14 season.
Cathedral is in the Central-West Hockey League, home to Algonquin and teams from Leominster, Auburn, and Shrewsbury. The Panthers will next take on Leominster at Cyr Arena in Forest Park Saturday at 4 p.m. They also have a home game at Amelia Park Ice Arena in Westfield, Friday, January 3 at 6 p.m.
Cathedral hockey’s full schedule can be found online at miaa.net.
HS HOCKEY NOTE: The Westfield Bombers hockey team’s season opener against Minnechaug at Amelia was postponed Saturday due to the snowstorm.
St. Joe’s 51, St. Mary 18
Llyssa Cramer scored 22 points, and Liz Bean chipped in 12 to lead St. Joe’s. Elizabeth Lincoln and Karissa Foley led St. Mary with five points apiece.