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Holy Family Catholic wraps regular season with shutout of Centennial

By Josh Dungan, SportsEngine , 01/30/20, 12:00PM CST

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Superior defense and superb goaltending from freshman Sedona Blair fueled the Fire's victory over the Cougars.

Holy Family Catholic goalie Sedona Blair gets a shutout Thursday night against Centennial with the Fire defeating the Cougars at Centennial 3-0. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

Holy Family Catholic goalie Sedona Blair gets a shutout Thursday night against Centennial with the Fire defeating the Cougars at Centennial 3-0. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

Despite featuring one of the youngest defensive groups in the state, Holy Family Catholic’s defense has been on point all season.

With seven shutouts to the credit of freshman goalie Sedonia Blair, and four to junior goaltender Jillian Oncay, the Fire (20-5-0, 10-0-0) have been a tough nut to crack. 

With Blair getting the call to backstop the defense Thursday evening, the Fire were more than up to the task of shutting down Centennial (12-11-1, 7-3-0) in their regular-season finale at Centennial Sports Arena.

“It was emotional for me tonight, as it was our last regular-season game,” said Holy Family Catholic’s Caitlin Rock, a senior forward who had two goals against the Cougars. “I decided to leave it all on the ice for my last game and played like it was my last game ever.”

Holy Family Catholic senior forward Sydney Paulsen takes a shot on goal against Centennial goaltender Anna Gilgosch. The Fire defeated the Cougars 3-0 Thursday night. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

Holy Family Catholic senior forward Sydney Paulsen takes a shot on goal against Centennial goaltender Anna Gilgosch. The Fire defeated the Cougars 3-0 Thursday night. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

First Report

Behind a goal by sophomore defender Libby Kamp and two goals by senior forward Caitlin Rock, Holy Family Catholic wrapped its regular season with a 3-0 shutout of Centennial at Centennial Sports Arena Thursday evening.

The Fire (20-5-0, 10-0-0) scored in each period, with Kamp’s goal coming in the first, Rock getting her first tally shorthanded in the second, and then she finished the scoring with an empty-net goal with 20 seconds left in the third.

Freshman Sedona Blair backstopped the shutout, her seventh of the season and 13th win, stopping 17 shots for Holy Family Catholic. Senior Anna Gilgosch made 19 saves for the Cougars (12-11-1, 7-3-0).

Centennial was held scoreless in three power-play opportunities while the Fire were kept off the scoreboard on their two extra-skater chances.

Centennial forward Summer Francis carries the puck past the blue line only to be met by the Fire’s strong defense. Centennial lost to Holy Family Catholic 3-0 at home. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

Centennial forward Summer Francis carries the puck past the blue line only to be met by the Fire’s strong defense. Centennial lost to Holy Family Catholic 3-0 at home. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

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