The Comets remain at the top of the league standings after three (3) wins over the Fraser Valley Rush. All six (6) FMAAA teams were in action over the weekend – catch up on all the scores with our Week 6 recap.
Vancouver Island Seals vs. Northern Capitals
Game 1: Vancouver Island 3, Northern 3
Game 2: Vancouver Island 3, Northern 2
Game 3: Northern 7, Vancouver Island 3
The Seals and Capitals split their weekend series, with both teams going 1-1-1. Game 1 ended in a tie after the Seals took a 3-2 lead into the final period (VI – Brianna Leachman, Megan Bouveur, Maryna MacDonald, Northern – Caily Mellott, Mya Ziemer), but Northern’s Danielle Corrigan scored a power play goal midway through the third to end the game in a 3-3 tie. In Game 2, the Seals took a 3-2 win after goals from Katie Ferguson, Yannick Truter, and Anika Block. Mellott and Braxtyn Shawara scored in the loss for the Capitals. The Caps bounced back in Game 3. After a fairly even game through the first two (2) periods, the teams headed into the final frame tied 3-3 (VI – Leachman, Mila Verbicky, Hannah Charlesworth, Northern – Shawara (2), Ziemer). The Capitals offense took over in the third period, scoring four (4) unanswered goals (Shawara, Mellott, MacLachlan, and Katie Young) to get the 7-4 win.
Kootenay Wild vs. Thompson-Okanagan Lakers
Game 1: Kootenay 4, Thompson-Okanagan 4
Game 2: Kootenay 3, Thompson-Okanagan 3
Game 3: Thompson-Okanagan 3, Kootenay 1
The Wild and Lakers played a fairly evenly-matched series, ending with two (2) ties and a hard-fought win for Thompson-Okanagan. In Game 1, the Lakers opened the scoring with goals from Elizabeth Klimm and Elizabeth Lenardon, but the Wild answered back with 3 straight goals (2 from Reece Hunt and 1 from Emma Wheeldon) to take a 3-2 lead. They further cushioned their lead with another goal from Hunt in the second period, completing her hat trick and giving the Wild a 4-2 lead. The Lakers fought back, with Lenardon and Klimm scoring another two (2) goals in the third period to end the game in a 4-4 tie. In Game 2, Kootenay’s Kelsey Patterson opened the scoring with a goal four (4) minutes into the game to give her team a 1-0 lead. Thompson-Okanagan responded with two (2) goals in the second from Samantha Head and Laine Grace. Reece Hunt gave the Wild a 3-2 edge with two (2) third period goals, but Head scored with just 1:31 to go to end the game in another tie. The Lakers managed to eke out a win in Game 3, keeping a lead for the entire game. Up 2-0 after the first period thanks to two (2) goals from Head, Kootenay’s Kendra Waterstreet found the back of the net in the second but the Lakers were able to get an insurance goal from Jenna Fletcher in the third to wrap up the win.
Fraser Valley Rush vs. Greater Vancouver Comets
Game 1: Greater Vancouver 7, Fraser Valley 2
Game 2: Greater Vancouver 9, Fraser Valley 0
Game 3: Greater Vancouver 9, Fraser Valley 0
The Comets dominated their cross-town rivals in the weekend series, winning all three (3) games by a combined score of 25-2. In Game 1, Fraser Valley’s Denver Gray scored the only goals of the series, but the Comets offense was too much as Stefanie Wallace (2), Mya Taylor, Nicola Murray, Natalie Dolhanty, and Hannah Green found the back of the net in the 7-2 win. In Game 2, Cassie Shokar got the shutout as Madisyn Wiebe (2), Rebecca Clarke, Nina Jobst-Smith, Madelaine Ericsson, Nicole Wong, Murray, and Wallace scored in the 9-0 win. The Comets got another 9-0 win in Game 3, with Michaela Read (2), Wallace (2), Dolhanty (2), Clarke (2), and Jenna Buglioni finding the back of the net.
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.