The Thompson-Okanagan Lakers and Fraser Valley Rush were the only Female Midget AAA (FMAAA) teams in action this weekend, as the Lakers made the trip to Vernon. Catch up on all the scores with this Week 3 recap.
Thompson-Okanagan Lakers vs. Fraser Valley Rush
Thompson-Okanagan 6, Fraser Valley 1
Thompson-Okanagan 4, Fraser Valley 2
Thompson-Okanagan 1, Fraser Valley 1
Fraser Valley’s Taylor Read opened the scoring in Game 1, but it was Thompson-Okanagan who got the win as they scored six (6) unanswered goals – Chanreet Bassi and Jenna Fletcher both scored two (2) a piece, while Kayla Waldbillig and Elizabeth Klimm also found the back of the net. In Game 2, it was again Fraser Valley who opened up the scoring, with Janey Wilson getting on the scoresheet midway through the first period. The Lakers’ Ashlyn Sunderman tied things up in the second, leading to an interested third period. The Rush took the lead midway through the frame thanks to a goal from Cassidy Wait, but it was the Lakers who took the win as Bassi (2) and Cassidy Stasiuk scored in the final five (5) minutes to win 4-2. Game 3 ended in a 1-1 tie – after two (2) deadlocked periods, Thompson-Okanagan’s Jenna Fletcher made it 1-0 early in the third, but Fraser Valley’s Jessica Douglas scored with just under eight (8) minutes remaining to end the game with a tie.
The FMAAA 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 over 100 players move on to post-secondary hockey opportunities.