CORNWALL, Ontario – Pad One at the Benson Centre was overflowing with excited students, teachers and parents on the evening of Monday, Dec. 10 during the first-ever Sisters’ Cup hockey tournament.
“The (tournament) idea came from many years of the boys getting the Bishop Cup and they also have their annual football game called the Charity Bowl,” said Perry Ruffo, Sisters’ Cup volunteer and father of Holy Trinity Captain, Madison.
Female hockey players of Holy Trinity Catholic High School and St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School put their best skate forward in their first hockey tournament between rival schools. The final 3-1 score of the game saw the Falcons victorious, with Holy Trinity Captain Madison scoring the final goal.
“This has been in the works for a number of years with the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO), to get an event for the girls to showcase one of their school sports. What better way than a hockey game with H.T. against St. Joe’s,” said Ruffo. Ruffo acknowledged that with the Bishop Cup in its 11th year, it was due time to incorporate a Sisters’ Cup.
Ruffo explained how important the game was to his daughter. Madison, who is in her final year at Holy Trinity, will be going to university next fall.
“She’s extremely excited to be able to take part in the first annual (Sister’s Cup) and the only one she will be able to participate in. So it’s kind of a big deal,” said Ruffo.
Goodwill donations were accepted at the event with all proceeds going to Maison Baldwin House.