Girls hockey drops tough road contest

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Goalkeeper Jenna Blondin eyes a puck against Essex during the SeaLakers' game last Saturday at the Essex Skating Rink.

Goalkeeper Jenna Blondin eyes a puck against Essex during the SeaLakers’ game last Saturday at the Essex Skating Rink. (Photo by Kyle St. Peter)

Lane Sky circles behind the net with an Essex defender in pursuit last Saturday.

Lane Sky circles behind the net with an Essex defender in pursuit last Saturday. (Photo by Kyle St. Peter)

The Burlington/Colchester girls hockey team dropped a nailbiting 3-2 contest against host Essex last Saturday.

The SeaLakers streaked ahead behind goals from Brooke Barrows and Elise Scoresom, who propelled the squad into the third period with a 2-1 lead.

The Hornets wouldn’t relent, however, pouncing back for two goals in the final frame, capped by Maddy Young’s game winner with just under 10 minutes remaining.

Meghan Lehouiller and Madison Chagnon assisted the SeaLakers’ goals, while Jenna Blondin turned away an impressive 37 shots.

Three days prior, Burlington/Colchester found success against Burr and Burton to the tune of a 5-1 victory.

The SeaLakers scoring was sparked by Lehouiller, who led with two goals followed by Madion Chagnon’s goal and pair of assists. Olivia Maher and Mckenna Weston also scored.

Sharing duties in front of the net, Blondin tallied 16 saves while Courtney Rocheleau stopped four.

The SeaLakers faced off against Rice on Wednesday in a game that concluded after the Sun went to print.

They’ll then have a weeklong break before meeting BFA-St. Albans at Leddy Arena on December 28.