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The Holland College Hurricanes won the Eastern Canadian Women's Hockey League title Sunday in Wolfville, N.S.
Alyssa Ferguson scores championship-winning goal on breakaway
The Hurricanes won their first league championship with a 3-2 victory in Wolfville, N.S.
"Twenty-three players played as one team this weekend," said head coach Ryan Maxwell. "They earned it."
Alyssa Ferguson scored a breakaway goal with 3:23 remaining in the second period to give the 'Canes the 3-2 lead after they trailed by scores of 1-0 and 2-1.
UNB's Katie Finn scored 19 seconds into the game before Hayley Foote tied the game at 5:39 when she found the back of the net off of her own rebound.
Leah LeBlanc scored on a rebound at 7:44 to put UNB up 2-1 but with 44 seconds remaining in the first Katie-Lynn Cummiskey tied the game at 2-2.
Kara Mason was the winning goaltender.
In Sunday's consolation game Acadia defeated Cape Breton University 3-1.
Earlier in the tournament the Hurricanes defeated Acadia 1-0 and CBU 5-0 before falling to UNB 3-2 during round-robin play.
The Hurricanes went 8-2-2 during the regular season to finish in first place heading into tournament. Holland College saw great improvement this season after struggling to 2-8-2 and 1-10-1 records during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.
Prior to Sunday's championship game four players from the Hurricanes received league all-star honours.
First team all-stars included Kara Mason, Alyssa Ferguson and Alison Squires while Valeria Boswall was named to the second all-star team.