The Greater Vancouver Comets (21-4-2, 44 points) remain at the top of the league standings, with the Northern Capitals (19-5-3) chasing closely behind. Catch up on all of the FMAAA action with this Week 10 recap.
Fraser Valley Rush vs. Northern Capitals
Game 1: Fraser Valley 0, Northern 1
Game 2: Fraser Valley 1, Northern 3
Game 3: Fraser Valley 1, Northern 3
The Capitals travelled to the Lower Mainland to take on the Rush, where they got three (3) wins in three (3) games. In Game 1, Kelsey Roberts got the shutout and Taylor Beck scored to get the Caps a 1-0 victory. In Game 2, Beck, Myah Bowal, and Caily Mellot notched goals en route to a 3-1 win, while Amanda Pollock got the lone goal for the Rush. Game 3 was a similar story, with Sage Desjardins lighting the lamp twice and Marissa Nichol scoring the third goal for the Capitals. Sarah Merx scored the only goal for Fraser Valley.
Kootenay Wild vs. Greater Vancouver Comets
Game 1: Kootenay 1, Greater Vancouver 5
Game 2: Kootenay 2, Greater Vancouver 4
Game 3: Kootenay 0, Greater Vancouver 11
Despite some bus troubles that got them to Nelson later than originally planned, the Comets managed to have a good weekend, sweeping the Wild on the road. In Game 1, Abigail Malo, Camryn Wong, Mackenzie Brown, Jenna Velji, and Rielle Wiebe scored for the Comets in the 5-1 win. In Game 2, Maddie Vockeroth-Fisher and Kendra Waterstreet scored for the Wild, but Jessie Sanghe, Cierra Paisley (2), and Tiffany Chiu scored for the Comets in the 4-2 win. The Comets’ offense exploded in Game 3, with Wiebe (3), Paisley (2), Elexa Pakozdy (2), Sanghe, Wong, Sophia Christopherson, and Danika Pasqua.
Vancouver Island Seals vs. Thompson-Okanagan Lakers
Game 1: Vancouver Island 3, Thompson-Okanagan 2
Game 2: Vancouver Island 1, Thompson-Okanagan 1
Game 3: Vancouver Island 3, Thompson-Okanagan 1
The series between the Seals and Lakers proved to be a close one, but Vancouver Island came out on top, with two (2) wins and one (1) tie. In Game 1, Lexxi Smith, Brittney Savard, and Reese McCrory scored for the Seals to get the 3-2 win, while Jenna Fletcher and Anna Morish scored for the Lakers. In Game 2, the teams skated to a 1-1 tie after goals from Cassidy Bellavance (Vancouver Island) and Samantha Head (Thompson-Okanagan). Statistics from Game 3 were not available at the time of publishing.
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.