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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 11-15-2018

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET | VALLEY BREEZE | NOVEMBER 15-21, 2018 SPORTS & RECREATION 17 Super Bowl fever will tackle northern Rhode Island on Sunday afternoon when the WOONSOCKET HIGH and NORTH SMITHFIELD/MOUNT SAINT CHARLES CO-OP FOOTBALL TEAM invade Cranston Stadium for their respective championship games. The Villa Novans, left, which has several key offensive weapons, including senior kicker/wide receiver HEZEKIAH ADEYEYE, left, and sophomore fullback LOGAN COLES, will face East Greenwich in the Division II Super Bowl at noon, and the Northmen/Mounties, right, which also has a talented team that includes Mount sophomore JARED BEAUDOIN, will clash with Tiverton in the Division IV Super Bowl at 4 p.m. While Woonsocket last appeared in the D-II Super Bowl in 2012 and won it in 2010, North Smithfield/MSC never appeared in a title game. Jr. Mounties youth hockey program hits Adelard Arena Players ages 4-18 of all levels welcomed to introductory event WOONSOCKET – The Junior Mounties youth hockey non-profit organization, which is a pro- gram geared for players ages 4-18 of all levels in this state and Massachusetts, will step onto the ice and make its debut next March at Adelard Arena. The program will offer a full range of program- ming in the USA Hockey-sanctioned American Development Model, which emphasizes age- appropriate preparation and gradually increasing competition. Players can start with the learn-to-skate program and advance steadily through basic and advanced skill training to national tournament play. There will be teams at the mite, squirt, bantam and midget levels. The program also has the rights to a five- year bid to the Quebec International Pee-Wee Tournament, which for nearly 50 years, has host- ed NHL greats such as Brad Park, Guy Lafleur, Mario Lemieux, Patrick Roy, Steve Stamkos, Wayne Gretzky, and the Howe brothers. The program will kick off in the 2019-2020 sea- son, with tryouts scheduled for next March. An informal introductory event with special guests from the hockey world, as well as outdoor skat- ing, hot chocolate, and other activities, will take place at Adelard Arena on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 12 to 2 p.m. Super Bowl Sunday awaits Woonsocket, N.S./MSC See HOCKEY, Page 18 another lopsided victory when they rolled out to a 2-0 lead 29 minutes into the match on goals by Alanna Coffie and Alexis Vieira, but the Mounties, who went 9-5-2 during the regular season and were the sixth seed in the tourney, had other ideas. With 57 seconds left in the first half, they grabbed a bit of momentum when one of their youngest players, freshman Anna Giacobbe got her foot on a loose ball, and with Pilgrim goal- keeper Janelle Mixner out of position, fired it into the back of the net. Nine minutes into the second half, the Mounties knotted the score on a goal by Katie Lynch that was assisted by Kaitlyn D'Abrosca, and after both teams failed to capitalize on some quality chances over the final 15 min- utes of regulation, the contest headed into overtime, but Pincince's focus was elsewhere. "I told them at practice on Saturday that if we took this game to PKs, we would win it, and it came to fruition," the former Brown University women's coach admitted. "They understood that with the overtime (periods) only being five minutes (each), we just CHAMPIONS From Page 15 See MOUNTIES, Page 18

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