WATERLOO REGION (April 3, 2019) – There was really no doubt that with the season Mikayla Schnarr had, she had to be the named the most valuable player for the District 8 girls hockey league.
Schnarr led her Celtics to their second straight District 8 championship where she recorded four shutouts, including one in game two of the championship series where they edged past St. Mary’s 1-0 to collect the gold.
St. David’s would go on to the CWOSSA A/AA championship where Schnarr would record four shutouts in the first four games of the tournament. The one goal Schnarr did allow wasn’t enough to beat the Celtics as they topped St. Mary’s of Owen Sound 4-1 in the gold medal final.
It was much of the same for the Celtics at OFSAA as they made it a triple gold season with the team winning all six games on four shutouts and only two goals allowed all tournament by Schnarr.
A pair of grade 11 Celtics were also named as D8 first team all-stars. Forward Abby White scored 11 goals in D8 action including the game winner in the gold final and went on to score another five goals at CWOSSA. Defender Grace Cuiman scored three goals during the D8 season and the winning goal in the OFSAA championship game.
Grade 12 Chloe Davidson and grade 10 Erin Bauer were both named as second team all-stars as they were part of an impressive offence for the Celtics all season.
Grade 11 standout forward Ella Murphy was named as a first team all-star as she helped the Eagles to a District 8 and CWOSSA silver medal season. Murphy scored seven goals in D8 play.
St. Mary’s is represented on the second team by grade 12 forward Lindsay McIntyre and grade 12 defender Katina Duscio.
St. Benedict’s made a return to the D8 girls hockey league with an impressive 6-3 regular season led by the lone grade nine named as a first team all-star, forward Maya D’Arcy. D’Arcy would finish with four goals on the season. Saints’ grade 12 goalie Amanda Meisner was named to the second team.
Grade 12 defender Louise DeAndrade was named as a first team all-star for Resurrection while teammate Rachel Buttinger was named to the second team.