The high school hockey season kicked off Monday, with Seaway hosting a six team tournament.
Playing in the first of this year’s four tournament setup were teams representing La Citadelle, North Dundas, St. Joe’s, Tagwi, Holy Trinity and Seaway.
Seaway opened against La Citadelle with a 3-1 loss and then fell victim to Holy Trinity, 2-1.
They got on the right track in their third game of the day with a 1-0 victory over North Dundas.
St. Joseph’s and Holy Trinity were undefeated for the day, St. Joe’s picking up wins over North Dundas 3-0 and Tagwi 71.
Holy Trinity defeated Tagwi 4-3 and Seaway 2-l.
The games are played in two, 20 minute periods.
In their opener, Brynn Gilmour put the Spartans on the scoreboard early in the first period.
La Citadelle charged back with two goals late in the first period and added their third less than one minute into the second period for the 3-1 win.
Seaway’s lone goal in their second game was scored late in the first period by Shannon VanMoorsel assisted by Gilmour and Kristin Veinotte.
Again the Spartans couldn’t hold on and Holy Trinity charged back for two goals against goaltender Taylor Van Allen in the second period for the 2-1 win.
For their final game of the tournament, the Spartans met North Dundas and handed their rivals from the north a 1-0 loss.
Brynn Gilmour, assisted by Teisha Mullin counted the winning goal and Bailey Hass was in net for the win.
Next tournament for Seaway is January 13.