The Female Midget AAA (FMAAA) program kicked off Thanksgiving weekend with plenty of hockey around the province. Catch up on the latest FMAAA scores and news with this Week 2 update.
Vancouver Island Seals vs. Greater Vancouver Comets
Vancouver Island 0, Greater Vancouver 4
Vancouver Island 2, Greater Vancouver 3
Vancouver Island 3, Greater Vancouver 1
The Comets blanked the Seals in Game 1 thanks to goaltending from McKenna Unger and goals from Danika Pasqua, Alicia Perez, Jenna Velji, and Jessie Sanghe. The Seals fought back to make Game 2 close, but Greater Vancouver was able to get the 3-2 win on goals from Elexa Pakozdy, Alex Allan, and Cierra Paisley. Payton Bray and Marissa Ryalls scored for the Seals. Vancouver Island won Game 3 3-1, with goals from Bray, Stephanie Churchill, and Maryna MacDonald. Justine Johnson scored the Comets’ lone goal in the loss.
Thompson-Okanagan Lakers vs. Northern Capitals
Thompson-Okanagan 2, Northern 2
Thompson-Okanagan 0, Northern 1
Thompson-Okanagan 2, Northern 1
The Northern Capitals travelled to the Okanagan to face the Lakers, and had mixed results as both teams finished with a 1-1-1 record. Game 1 was a 2-2 tie, with Christy Blackburne and Jenna Fletcher scoring for the Lakers, and Sage Desjardins and Katie Young finding the back of the net for the Capitals. Northern got the win in Game 2, with Desjardins scoring early in the third period to seal the 1-0 victory. Thompson-Okanagan prevailed in the third and final game of the weekend, with Ripley Burd and Mairyn Tucker scoring to make it 2-1 (Desjardins scored Northern’s only goal).
Kootenay Wild vs. Fraser Valley Rush
Kootenay 2, Fraser Valley 3
Kootenay 0, Fraser Valley 3
Kootenay 0, Fraser Valley 3
Fraser Valley travelled to play Kootenay over the weekend, and came away with three (3) wins. Game 1 was close, with the Rush grabbing a 3-2 victory thanks to goals from Alexis Kahlert, Hunter Joseph, and Nicole Wong. Jessica Owen and Kendra Waterstreet scored for the Wild in a losing effort. Daniella Wierenga got the shutout for the Rush in Game 2, with Wong, Sarah Merx and Nicola Murray providing the offense en route to a 3-0 win. Game 3 was a similar story, with Cassie Shokar backstopping Fraser Valley to a 3-0 win with goals from Wong, Joseph, and Taylor Reanna Rodin.
The FMAAA program consists of six (6) zone-based teams that are spread across the province – the Fraser Valley Rush (Langley), Greater Vancouver Comets (Coquitlam), Kootenay Wild (Nelson), Northern Capitals (Prince George), Thompson-Okanagan Lakers (Vernon), and Vancouver Island Seals (Campbell River). The teams play a 30 game regular season, followed by the playoffs. The FMAAA Champion has the opportunity to compete for the ESSO Cup, Hockey Canada's National Female Midget Championship, which will take place in Weyburn, Saskatchewan from April 19 - 25, 2016.
The FMAAA program was initiated in the 2007-2008 season in response to the membership’s desire to provide an opportunity for elite female hockey players to come together on zone teams to challenge other elite female Midget teams. The league has had nearly 100 players move on to post-secondary hockey opportunities.