NORWALK, Conn. – The Mid-Fairfield Connecticut Stars under-16 girls hockey team won the Polar Bears tournament last weekend in Newington. The Stars beat Assabet White Major of Massachusetts for the championship, 2-1, in double overtime.
Kerry Sheehan-Delany scored the go-ahead goal with an assist from Madison Lyford.
Mid-Fairfield went 4-1-1 in the tournament, and surrendered just five goals. Goalie Zowie Caouette had three shutouts.
The Stars beat Brewster, N.Y., in the semifinals, 2-1. They also defeated the San Jose Sharks, 1-0, and RYHA of North Carolina, 2-0. Mid-Fairfield lost its first game to Brewster, 3-0, and tied the Lady Islanders of New York, 0-0.
In the semifinal win over Brewster, Meg Fay's goal with three minutes remaining sent the game into overtime. Kate Klimaszewski assisted on the goal. Lyford's goal 35 seconds into overtime won it for the Stars.
The Stars rallied late in the final, too, as Fay and Klimaszewski combined for the game-tying goal in overtime before Sheehan-Delany's game-winner.
The Stars are 11-11 on the season. A second Mid-Fairfield U-16 girls team is 19-5.
Members of the Stars are Rebecca Buck, Julia Cochran, Kate Klimaszewski, Margaret Fay, Catherine Baisley, Cassandra Miolene, Kerry Sheehan-Delany, Athena Wilkinson, Meade Avery, Isabella Crawford, Nina Wilmerding, Emma Plumb, Zowie Caouette, Cliara Clare, Madison Lyford, Allison Sugar, Cassidy Pratt and Nicole Caruso.