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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 11-15-2018

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18 SPORTS & RECREATION NOVEMBER 15-21, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET Richard Oliver, a veteran of the Rhode Island hockey scene, will be the Junior Mounties' president, and David Belisle, a legendary Rhode Island hockey coach, will be involved directly with students at the learn-to- skate level. "Our goal is to increase participa- tion in hockey with a program that has 'on ramps' for players of every ability level for kids throughout the surrounding region," Oliver said. "Access to the Quebec Pee-Wee Tournament will provide U12 players (with) top competition and exposure." Oliver is a New England direc- tor for USA Hockey, the Olympic governing body for American youth hockey, and New England tourna- ment director for USA Hockey. He is also president of the Saints Hockey Club in southern Rhode Island. "Some kids are stars," Oliver said. "Others will never be stars, but they're devoted to the game and love to play. There's a place for all of them in the Junior Mounties." Email jrmounties@hotmail.com or visit the program's website at www. JrMounties.com for more informa- tion. HOCKEY From Page 17 second and it cost us." The Northmen punched their ticket to the finals by grabbing a 2-1 victory in their quarterfinal-round matchup at home over upset-minded Hope on Nov. 3 and taking a 1-0 thriller from Chariho last Thursday night in Johnston. Justin Decelles, who led the Northmen with 15 goals this season, delivered the game-winning scores in each match. NORTHMEN From Page 16 You're holding 1 newspaper, but we fill 5 every week! They're all at valleybreeze.com do you know? wanted to go to PKs at that time. We changed our system and we knew that we could hold on, and then we felt very confident going into the PKs." The first round of penalty kicks saw Lynch and Pilgrim's McKenna Leahy each score goals with ease by depositing their shots into the bottom left corner of the net, and the second round saw D'Abrosca blast a shot into the top left corner of the goal and Vieira even things up with a low shot into the bot- tom right corner of the net. Eileen Whalen then made good on Mount's third PK by rifling a shot into the top right corner of the net, but Lily Brown couldn't do likewise for Pilgrim. Her shot sailed over the crossbar, hit the crossbar of the football goalposts behind the net, and caromed away. The Mounties' fans erupted after Brown's miss, and their cheers grew louder when Nicole Lemos gave Mount a two-shot advantage by tucking a goal into the bottom left corner of the net. Needing a save or another Pilgrim miss to seal the shoot- out and the title, Dalpe cradled Amelia Murphy's kick in front of the net, and the Mounties stormed the field in jubilation. "Personally, I really like PKs, and not too many goalies can say that," Dalpe admitted. "Usually, when I'm on that line, all I can think about is the way (the shooter's) hips are going, because that's where the ball is going and I just kind of focus on that." "Give credit to Pilgrim," added Pincince. "They had an 18-0 season. Their goalkeeper came up big, and so did Abby. This was a great state final. Anybody in those stands had to be enter- tained today." While Sunday's match was indeed an entertaining one, so was the Mounties' march through the postseason. The Mounties, who went 7-1-1 in their final nine matches (with the regular-season loss coming to Pilgrim, 2-1, on Oct. 24), netted a 1-0 triumph over 11th-seeded West Warwick in an opening- round game that was also decid- ed by penalty kicks. In the quar- terfinals, they nipped 3rd-seeded Exeter/West Greenwich, 1-0, and in the semis, they downed 10th- seeded Moses Brown, 2-0. "We've been practicing PKs almost every single day," said Dalpe. "We all think he's kind of psychic because he said that we were going to PKs in the West Warwick game and we did." MOUNTIES From Page 17 BREEZE PHOTO BY ERIC BENEVIDES Mount Saint Charles forward DELANEY GREEN, center, steals the ball from Pilgrim's ALEXIS VIEIRA, left, and ALANNA COFFIE during the first half of Sunday's game. We want your Holiday Drawings! Send or drop off entries to: HOLIDAY DRAWINGS c/o The Valley Breeze Newspapers, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865. fill our pages with your drawings this holiday season. Please draw your best Christmas Holiday season picture and send it to us. We'll select drawings to be published in our newspapers between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thousands of local people will get to see your beautiful work – with the little artist's name included, of course! Any young artist, age 4 through 12, may enter. Send us a clean drawing on a sheet of 8.5"X11" plain white paper. Make it colorful! It may be religious or non-religious. All drawings are welcome. Please include your age, name, and complete address with telephone number on the back of your drawing. PLEASE HURRY! You must send us your drawing (or drop it off to our office) by Friday, November 23, 2018 at 5 p.m. All drawings become the property of The Valley Breeze Newspapers and entry grants us permission to use in our newspapers. Children from the towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, North Smithfield, Woonsocket, Blackstone, Smithfield, Scituate, Foster, Glocester, North Providence and Pawtucket are eligible to enter. THANK YOU! Hey Kids...please help Accepting New Patients • On-Time Appointments • Extended Hours • Saturday Hours by Appointment 68 Cumberland Street., Suite 205 Woonsocket, RI Internal Medicine Care 401-765-4100 WE'VE MOVED www.rimedicine.com

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