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Three the magic number for Vanier boys' hockey team headed to OFSAA

The Vanier Storm won their third consecutive GBSSA title, earning a spot at the OFSAA playoffs for the third year in a row.
The Jean Vanier Catholic High School Boy's hockey team qualified for OFSAA again this year after a victory on Collingwood ice on Tuesday. Contributed photo.

It would appear good things happen in threes. 

Collingwood's Jean Vanier Catholic High School boys' hockey team just won their third Georgian Bay Secondary School Association championship title, which earns them a spot at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSAA) championships for the third consecutive year. 

Last year, the team won bronze (third) at the OFSAA championships. According to Vanier teacher Mark Damignani the team had a strong regular season, taking first place in the division. They won their first three playoff games, and took on Huntsville at Central Park Arena in Collingwood on Tuesday for the GBSSA title. The entire student body and staff were at the rink to cheer on their school. 

Damignani reports the Storm dominated with an early lead of 4-0 after four minutes of play. Three (there's that number again) more goals brought Vanier a 7-1 victory, the GBSSA title, and a spot at OFSAA. 

The OFSAA championships take place in Kincardine on March 18-21. According to Damignani, no team has ever made it to OFSAA three years in a row, but three might just be the magic number. 


Erika Engel

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