Several local girls helped the Portland Junior Pirates U-19 hockey team to a national championship at a recent tournament in East Lansing, Michigan. The Pirates won all six games and downed a team from Massachusetts to take the title.

Back row, from left: Bree, Bergeron, Marry Morrison, Brianna Michaud-Nolan, Mary Elizabeth Ostrander, Paul Michaud-Nolan, Aimely Michaud-Nolan, Sarah Hutcheon, Martina St. Angelo, Danita Storey and coach Kent Hulst.

Middle row: Alyssa Hulst, Lauren Deblois, Michelle Robichaud, Lizzy Gross and Paige Fontaine.

Front row: Ally Frechette, Jill Hannigan, Kendall Carr and Mackenzie Mallett.