This past weekend, all six (6) Female Midget AAA League (FMAAA) were on the ice for triple-header series. Catch up with all the games in this Week Four (4) Recap.
Northern Capitals vs. Fraser Valley Rush
Game One (1): Capitals 5 – Rush 0
Game Two (2): Capitals 4 – Rush 1
Game Three (3): Capitals 5 – Rush 2
The Northern Capitals improved on their season record (7-5-0) with a sweep of the visiting Fraser Valley Rush (1-8-3). In a dominant first game, the Capitals opened the scoring early in the game thanks to Jordan Shanks (Prince George). They followed that up with three (3) second period and one (1) third period goals to blank the Rush. Braxtyn Shawara (McBride) netted a pair while Jordan McMillan (Prince George) and Caily Mellott (100 Mile House) picked up the other two (2). In game two (2), the Capitals were off to another quick start thanks to a power play goal just over two (2) minutes in by Victoria Johnson (Prince George). The two (2) teams exchanged goals in the second; Mellott for the Caps and Denver Gray (Port Moody) for the Rush. The Capitals secured their victory with a pair of goals in the third by Shanks and Kenna Lloyd (Prince George). Game three (3) started off the same as the first two (2); a quick start by the Caps. Mellott and Shawara each netted a goal in the first period for the early lead. Jessica Douglas (Langley) found the back for the Rush in the second to bring her team within a goal, but before the end of the middle frame, Shawara and Katie Young (Quesnel) scored for the Capitals. Gray scored her second of the weekend for the Rush in the third and Young scored her third for the Caps with seconds left in the game.
Thompson-Okanagan Lakers vs. Vancouver Island Seals
Game One (1): Lakers 0 – Seals 0
Game Two (2): Lakers 5 – Seals 1
Game Three (3): Lakers 1 – Seals 1
It was a very close match-up between the Lakers (5-4-3) and Seals (2-6-4) with only one (1) win and a pair of ties over the weekend. Game one (1) remained scoreless after the end of regulation and overtime. The Lakers wasted no time in game two (2) scoring four (4) unanswered goals; Jacqueline Keone (Lake Country), Chanreet Bassi (Kelowna), Lyndsy Acheson (Summerland) and Laine Grace (Vernon) found the back of the net. Five (5) minutes into the second, Alyssa MacDonald (Nanaimo) netted the Seals lone goal of the game. Bassi scored her second goal of the game in the third for the Lakers to round out the games scoring. In game three (3), the only scoring was in the opening frame with the two (2) teams exchanging a goal. Brianna Leachman (Parksville) netted an unassisted goal for the Seals and Kayla Waldbillig (Kelowna) scored her first of the weekend for the Lakers.
Greater Vancouver Comets vs. Kootenay Wild
Game One (1): Comets 3 – Wild 0
Game Two (2): Comets 4 – Wild 1
Game Three (3): Comets 4 – Wild 2
The Greater Vancouver Comets remain the only undefeated (12-0-0) team in the FMAAA after three (3) victories over the Kootenay Wild (3-7-2). In game one (1), the Comets took an early lead in the first with a pair of goals from Nina Jobst-Smith (North Vancouver) and Sophia Christopherson (Langley). Nicole Wong (Richmond) scored the Comets third goal early in the third. Naomi Choong (Richmond) and Makena Kristen (North Vancouver) each scored and Jenn Gardiner (Surrey) netted a pair in game two (2) for the Comets. Kendra Waterstreet (Fruitvale) found the back of the net for the Wild late in the game on the power play. The final game of the weekend was a good battle between the two (2) teams. Madison Warren (North Delta) opened the scoring for the Comets but Reece Hunt (Nelson) tied the game for the Wild just moments later. The Comets went on to score three (3) back-to-back goals from Madeline Ericsson (Port Coquitlam), Darci Johal (Burnaby) and Emma Hall (Maple Ridge). Kelsey Patterson (Castlegar) scored the Wild’s second goal late in the middle frame.
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.
For more information about the BC FMAAA, please visit the website at http://www.bchockey.net/fmaaa or email firstname.lastname@example.org.