Three young women from Muskoka recently helped guide the Orillia Hawks to back-to-back gold medal weekends.
Jorgia Kitcher of Port Carling, Avery Turner of Bracebridge and Molly Mee of Port Carling/Gravenhurst have been helping the Orillia Hawks Girls Hockey U13 Rep B team rack up the hardware in recent weeks.
Last weekend, the Hawks secured victory in the Cambridge Challenge Girls Hockey Tournament. In the championship game, each one of the Muskoka girls contributed a goal in their 3-2 victory.
That win came on the heels of the Hawks running the table the previous weekend in the Huntsville Girls Hockey Association annual tournament. In the process, the Hawks compiled an unbeaten 5-0 record and allowed just a single goal.
The girls all formerly played with the Muskoka Rock and are in their second season with the Hawks.
In addition to team practices in Orillia, the Muskoak girls also get extra support from Muskoak trainer Brady Leavold. The former pro hockey player was recently featured on Sportsnet, where he shared his story of addiction, recovery and his new life as a mental health advocate. His current on-ice work includes helping to train current NHLers and up-and-comers like Kitcher, Turner and Mee, who take part in Leavold’s Monday morning Breakfast Club training in Gravenhurst.
You can view Leavold’s story below:
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