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Fifteen Female Midget AAA Players Make Post-Secondary Commitments

Friday, May 06, 2016
 
While the Female Midget AAA (FMAAA) season may have concluded a month ago, several players will continue playing hockey at post-secondary institutions next season. A total of 13 graduating players have committed to Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) and Alberta College Athletic Conference (ACAC) schools for next season, while two (2) players have made CIS and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) commitments for future seasons:
 
Player
Pos.
FMAAA Team
Committed To:
D
Northern Capitals
Mount Royal University (CIS)
F
Greater Vancouver Comets
University of British Columbia (CIS)
D
Kootenay Wild
University of Calgary (CIS)
F
Northern Capitals
University of Calgary (CIS)
F
Thompson-Okanagan Lakers
University of British Columbia (CIS – 2017-2018)
G
Kootenay Wild
Olds College (ACAC)
D
Greater Vancouver Comets
Ryerson University (CIS)
D
Fraser Valley Rush
Olds College (ACAC)
D
Vancouver Island Seals
Harvard University (NCAA Division 1 – 2018-2019)
F
Northern Capitals
Nipissing University (CIS)
F
Greater Vancouver Comets
Ryerson University (CIS)
F
Fraser Valley Rush
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (ACAC)
G
Northern Capitals
University of Calgary (CIS)
F
Vancouver Island Seals
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (ACAC)
G
Fraser Valley Rush
University of British Columbia (CIS)
 
Byer, a 5’11” blue liner from Williams Lake, BC, has been a solid stay-at-home defenseman throughout her three (3) year FMAAA career. In 93 career games, she tallied a total of 10 goals and 17 assists for 27 points. Next season she’ll head to Calgary to suit up for the Mount Royal Cougars.
 
Chiu, a 5’4” forward and Team BC alumnus, finished the season with 13 points (5G, 8A), and finished her career with a total of 48 points (17G, 31A) in 112 games. Next season she will stay in her hometown of Vancouver to join the UBC Thunderbirds.
 
Dawson, a 5’8” defenseman from Nelson, finished her FMAAA career with 21 points (9G, 12A) in 96 games. The physical blue liner will join the University of Calgary Dinos squad next season.
 
Desjardins finished her career as the leading scorer in FMAAA program history. The 5’5” forward, a native of Terrace, notched 106 points (39G, 67A) in 102 games over three (3) seasons. Desjardins will join a Dinos squad that is coached by former Canadian women’s national team member Danielle Goyette.
 
Fletcher, a 5’9” forward from Vernon, scored 26 points (18G, 8A) to lead the Lakers offense and help the team to a semifinal appearance, where they pushed the eventual champion Northern Capitals to overtime in game three (3). She has committed to play for the UBC Thunderbirds (CIS) for the 2017-2018 season.
 
Hartland played two FMAAA seasons for Kootenay. The Kaslo native will join the Olds College Broncos of the ACAC league.
 
Johnson, a 5’6” defenseman from Burnaby, has been a steady presence on the blue line for the Comets. She finished the season as the FMAAA’s leading goal-scorer among defensemen, tallying 6 goals along with 10 assists for a total of 16 points in 27 games. Over the course of her 94 game career, she scored a total of 35 points (8G, 27A). She will join Toronto’s Ryerson University Rams, who play in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) conference.
 
Joseph, a 5’4” defenseman, is from Chilliwack. She’s scored a total of five (5) goals and nine (9) assists in three (3) FMAAA seasons. She will join the Olds College Broncos, an upstart ACAC program.
 
MacDonald finished her first FMAAA season with a total of 17 points (5G, 12A) in 30 games, helping the Seals to a fourth-place regular season finish and a semifinal playoff appearance. The 5’7” blue liner from Port Alberni has committed to play for the Harvard University Crimson in 2018-2019, an NCAA Division 1 school that competes in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
 
Mosher, a dynamic 5’8” forward from Chetwynd, scored 54 points (29G, 25A) in 98 career games over three (3) FMAAA seasons. Mosher will move to North Bay, Ontario to attend Nipissing University, where she will join the Lakers.
 
Pakozdy, a 5’5” Port Coquitlam native, finished her FMAAA career as one of league’s leading goal scorers, tallying 89 points (50G, 39A) in 100 games. Pakozdy will join Toronto’s Ryerson University Rams.
 
Pollock, a 5’7” forward from Surrey, scored 50 points (29 goals, 21 assists) in 103 career FMAAA games. She will join Calgary’s Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Trojans.
 
Roberts, a native of Kitimat, amassed a 44-18-14 season through three (3) seasons, recording a 1.61GAA and 93.2 save percentage. She will join the University of Calgary Dinos squad.
 
Savard, a 5’6” forward from Port Alberni,tallied 25 points (12G, 13A) in 34 games this season. She will attend the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton and play for the Ooks.
 
Wierenga, a 5’6” netminder from North Vancouver, backstopped the Rush to a 4-8-3 record with a 95.9 save percentage and a 1.48 goals against average. She committed to the University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds.
 
The FMAAA program consists of six (6) zone-based teams 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.
 
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. 
 
 
For more information about the FMAAA program, please visit the website at www.bchockey.net/fmaaa or email midgethockey@bchockey.net.
 
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