Par-en-Bas Sharks win provincial championship




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The Par-en-Bas Sharks are the 2022-2023 School Sport Nova Scotia (SSNS) Division 2 provincial high school hockey champions. The Sharks won the provincials title with a 4-1 win over the Central Kings Gators at D2 provincials in Cape Breton during the championship final on March 6. The Sharks had gone undefeated at provincials, with an 8-1 win over SAERC; a 5-1 win over Richmond; and a 2-1 win over Central Kings in the round robin. In the semi-final, the Sharks defeated Sommet Mosaique 4-3 to advance PEB to the allVHSHL final. “This team was a close family from the start,” said PEB head coach Julien Boudreau. “We compete hard for the logo on the front and not the individual.” “The Timber Cup victory in December showed the boys that we were a top team in our league. We went to Cape Breton on March 2 in order to beat the (coming) winter storm. It was a long, few days in the hotel but the team bonding really brought us closer,” Boudreau said. “In provincials it was a team effort. Everyone did what was needed and the entire coaching staff could not be prouder of this group. Great season, great kids and great end."