A Tremendous 2023 for JAC Hockey!

Zackary Laberge

Sports Editor

Everybody loves when their local hockey team is dominant. Right now, in the NHL, the best team is the Boston Bruins, which, to the many Habs fans going to JAC, isn’t a very good thing. Fortunately for us, though, we have our very own dominant team: the JAC women’s hockey team.

The Islanders had a tremendous 2022, winning an RSEQ Provincial Championship and finishing the year 26-3-0. Their incredible year meant that expectations were high going into 2023, and, under head coach Noémie Marin, they were prepared to meet those high standards.

In January of the new year, the Islanders played five games, winning four. With a potent offense, they never scored under four goals in a game, even in their sole defeat, a 6-4 loss to Lennoxville. In fact, in two games against Lennoxville, they managed to pot eight goals, with their other matchup ending with a 4-2 score in John Abbott’s favour.

Speaking of eight goals, that’s how many the Islanders scored in their game against Édouard-Montpetit on January 18th. The final score was an impressive 8-0, and to make things even better, it was the first game of a two-game shutout streak, with the second being a 5-0 victory over St-Laurent two days later.

In the final month of the regular season, the JAC Islanders continued to look strong. Though they went 2-2, the two wins included a clutch overtime victory and a 6-2 win, while the losses were both very close games. The Islanders had themselves a fantastic season, capped off with a great final push in 2023.