The six (6) FMAAA teams were back in action during the first weekend of February, with games in Prince George, Trail, and Langley. Catch up on all the scores with our weekly recap.
Northern Capitals vs. Greater Vancouver Comets
Greater Vancouver 3, Northern 1
Northern 3, Greater Vancouver 1
Greater Vancouver 6, Northern 1
The Capitals opened the scoring in Game 1, with Camryn Scully finding the back of the net with just under 12 minutes to go, but the lead was short-lived as the Comets’ Jenn Gardiner tied things up less than a minute later. From that point on it was all Greater Vancouver, with Darci Johal scoring late in the first and Naomi Choong scoring an insurance goal late in the second.
The Capitals handed the Comets their first regular-season loss in Game 2, winning 3-1 thanks to goals from Caily Mellott (2) and Wynona Creyke. Johal scored the lone goal for the Comets. In Game 3, the Comets got the last laugh, with Camryn Gormley (2) and Choong scoring on the power play, along with Michaela Read, Stefanie Wallace, and Rebecca Clarke finding the back of the net. Braxtyn Shawara scored the Caps’ only goal.
Kootenay Wild vs. Vancouver Island Seals
Kootenay 4, Vancouver Island 2
Kootenay 1, Vancouver Island 1
Kootenay 3, Vancouver Island 0
The Seals started hot in Game 1, with Brianna Leachman and Maryna MacDonald scoring in the second period to give their team a 2-0 lead. The Wild picked up the win thanks to scoring four (4) unanswered goals and a stellar power play, with two (2) goals from Emma Wheeldon and additional goals from Reece Hunt and Abby Webster. The teams skated to a 1-1 tie in Game 2, with Kootenay’s Kelsey Patterson scoring the opening goal less than two (2) minutes into the second period and Megan Bouveur tying things up 15 minutes later. The Wild took a 3-0 win in the final game thanks to goals from Hunt (2), and Patterson notching goals.
Fraser Valley Rush vs. Thompson-Okanagan Lakers
Fraser Valley 1, Thompson-Okanagan 1
Thompson-Okanagan 5, Fraser Valley 3
Thompson-Okanagan 4, Fraser Valley 3
The Rush and Lakers played three (3) tight games over the weekend, with Thompson-Okanagan walking away with two (2) wins and a tie. In Game 1, the teams skated to a 1-1 tie with goals from Katie Chan (Fraser Valley) and Laine Grace (Thompson-Okanagan). The Lakers were able to ignite their offense in Game 2, with Chanreet Bassi (2) and Mairyn Tucker combining for three (3) first period goals. Emily Nelson got Fraser Valley on the board midway through the second, but Jenna Fletcher made it 4-1 with 1:23 to go in the middle frame. Fraser Valley attempted to mount a comeback with Cassidy Wait and Ashley Crowhurst scoring goals, but Elizabeth Lenardon scored with just under five (5) minutes to go in the third to make the game a 5-3 final. Game 3 was also a close match-up, with Lenardon, Bassi, and Tessa Kosec scoring in the second period. Halle Berwick, Carli Howe, and Wait tied things up midway through the third, but Elizabeth Klimm scored the game-winner with 2:18 to go in the third to send the Lakers home on a winning note.
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.