By Matthew McCully – Townshipper Marjorie Ross hung up her skates this year at the age of 69. At the end of October her teammates worked it out so that she could finish her last game scoring a goal on a penalty shot. “Just don’t shoot wide,” they joked. She left the ice skating through a tunnel of raised sticks. “I’m still emotional about it,” Ross said, leaning against the boards at Pat Burns Arena on Tuesday afternoon watching a Stanstead College hockey practice. While her hockey days are over, the strides Ross made as a female player in her youth played an important role in bringing women’s hockey to where it is today. Her story is recorded in the book The Goal, written by Andrew Caddell and Dave Stubbs. Caddell grew up in the same Montreal West neighbourhood as Ross, where she was known from an early age as a hockey sensation at the local rink. “She dominated a league that up until that time had only included boys. She was a phenomenon: fast-skating, hard-shooting, with lightning quick moves,” Caddell wrote in the book, describing Ross. See full story in the Thursday, Dec. 20 edition of The Record.