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For the week of Oct. 20, 1999 through Oct. 26, 1999

Women’s hockey teams claim top honors

Sun Valley Sunsets win Boise tournament

Express Staff Writer

The Sun Valley women’s ice hockey teams left an indelible impression on the competition in last weekend’s Boise Invitational Hockey Tournament.

Sun Valley’s two squads placed first and third in a top-flight tournament field featuring teams from Idaho Falls, Boise, Portland (Ore.), and Salt Lake City, Utah.

The championship Sun Valley Sunsets were golden for the second consecutive year, racking up a flawless 6-0 record in a field of eight teams.

Sun Valley Fury (3-2-1) rallied with two victories Sunday to claim the third-place trophy.

The Sunsets racked up wins by scores of 4-0, 4-0, 9-3, 6-0, 3-1 along with a narrow 4-3 victory over Idaho Falls in Sunday’s championship game.

Leading the way were team Most Valuable Player Lucy Chubb (10 goals and 3 assists), tournament MVP Wendy Hall (17 points) and the tournament’s Most Valuable goalie Jenni Conrad (55 saves).

It was close in the finale.

Trailing the Idaho Falls Silver Bullets 1-0 after the first period, Sun Valley climbed back in the game in the second frame with a goal by Chubb, from Hall.

Sunsets team captain Sarah Benson scored the go-ahead goal, but Idaho Falls slipped in the equalizer before the end of the second period.

Chubb and Hall teamed up again to give the Sunsets the lead. Once again, the Silver Bullets managed to shoot one in to tie the score 3-3 with 11:13 left in the contest.

A little more than two minutes later, Chubb found Hall in the slot. St. Lawrence University alumna Hall pocketed the puck low left for the game-winning goal.

"Our team isn’t used to being behind, but the players pulled together and raised their level of play up a notch and won it," coach Andrew Hebert said. "Idaho Falls gave us a good run for our money."

The Sunsets sister-team, the Fury, never said die.

After going 1-1-1 in pool play on Saturday and dropping their opening playoff game to eventual runner-up Idaho Falls on Sunday morning, Sun Valley reeled off back-to-back wins over Wasatch and Boise.

Facing off against the Boise Bombshells in the consolation championship, the Fury notched two quick goals in the first period by Nicole Perkins and Jini Griffith.

Boise cut its deficit by one with a goal in the second, but the Fury defense clamped down—allowing only three shots on net in the third to preserve the 2-1 victory.

Perkins was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. Goalie Karen Morrison, who has improved immeasurably since last season, had 58 saves on 73 shots.

Sunsets scoring: Wendy Hall (7 goals/10 assists), Lucy Chubb (10/3), Sarah Benson (2/2), Bege Reynolds (2/2), Christine Gould (1/3), Tizz Miller (2/1), Larsen Peterson (1/2), Christl Holzl (2/0), Kris Miller (1/1), Julie Bell (1/1), Gretel Kearney (1/0), Daphne Clark (0/1), Liza Weekes (0/1). Also playing was Edith Iler.

Fury scoring: Nancy Parsons-Brown (3/1), Nicole Perkins (3/1), Jini Griffith (2/2), Carole Punnett (1/2), Jeannie Kiel (1/2), Cinda Lewis (1/1), Cindy Colwell (1/0), Chris Yost (1/0), Jody Zarkos (0/1), Lolly Greeninger (0-1). Also playing were Cathy Butterfield, Jennifer Copeland, Mia Edsall and Diane Goodwin.


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