Local hockey squad wins B championship at Brantford tourney

The Grand River Spirit, a local girls’ Under 11 hockey team, won the gold medal in the B division at a tournament in Brantford this past weekend.

By Sam Laskaris Writer A Six Nations-based girls’ hockey squad had a slow start at a Brantford tournament. But the Grand River Spirit Under-11 club rebounded after losing its first three matches at the event and ended up winning the gold medal in its B championship. A total of eight teams were entered in the girls’ Under 11 category at the three-day Brantford Regional Spring Showdown, which concluded on Sunday. The Grand River side lost all of its round-robin matches at the tourney. The Spirit was downed by two different clubs from London, Ont., as well as a team from Cambridge. Following those setbacks, the Grand River club was relegated to the tournament’s B (consolation) playoff action. The Spirit beat a western New York team 3-1 in its semi-final round….

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