The Female Midget AAA (FMAAA) program finished October’s slate of games with some interesting matchups and plenty of close games. Catch up on the latest FMAAA scores and news with this Week 3 recap.
Vancouver Island Seals vs. Kootenay Wild
Vancouver Island 3, Kootenay 2
Vancouver Island 1, Kootenay 2
Vancouver Island 4, Kootenay 0
Game 1 on Friday night was closely contested matchup. After goals from Adelle Clark and Brittney Savard (Vancouver Island) and Emma Wheeldon and Kendra Waterstreet (Kootenay), the game was tied 2-2 going into the third period. The Seals’ Savard scored in the third period to seal the win for her team. Kootenay fought back in Game 2, with Wheeldon scoring two (2) goals to lift her team to victory. Maryna MacDonald scored the lone goal for the Seals in Game 2. Vancouver Island came storming back in Game 3, with Jaydin Spooner earing the shutout to get the 4-0 win.
Northern Capitals vs. Greater Vancouver Comets
Northern 1, Greater Vancouver 2
Northern 3, Greater Vancouver 0
Northern 2, Greater Vancouver 6
The Comets and Capitals were tied 1-1 going into the third period (Victoria Byer scored for Northern, while Tiffany Chiu scored for Greater Vancouver) before Elexa Pakozdy scored with just 44 seconds left on the clock to secure the win for the Comets. The Capitals responded in Game 2, with Tamara William getting the shutout to propel the team to a 3-0 victory (Marissa Nicol, Sydney Jordan, and Sage Desjardins scored). However, the Comets got the final word on Sunday with a decisive 6-2 win. Mya Taylor, Natalie Richardson, Cierra Paisley, Kaya Brossard, Danika Pasqua, and Pakozdy scored for Greater Vancouver, while Byer and Desjardin scored for the Capitals in a losing effort.
Thompson-Okanagan Lakers vs. Fraser Valley Rush
Thompson-Okanagan 3, Fraser Valley 2
Thompson-Okanagan 2, Fraser Valley 0
Thompson-Okanagan 3, Fraser Valley 0
Fraser Valley travelled to Vernon to take on the Lakers, who weren’t the most welcoming guests as they swept the Rush in three games. Thompson-Okanagan took Game 1 3-2 behind goals from Ripley Burd, Jenna Fletcher, and Samantha Head (Denver Gray and Amanda Pollock scored for Fraser Valley). Kendra Woodland got the shutout in Game 2 as Fletcher scored two (2) goals to seal the win. Finally, Sydney Carter got the shutout in Game 3 as Fletcher (2) and Head contributed goals in the win.
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.