FMAAA Recap – Week 6
The Fraser Valley Rush, Kootenay Wild, Northern Capitals, and Vancouver Island Seals were all back in action this weekend, with series in Prince George and Victoria. Greater Vancouver and Thompson-Okanagan traveled to Ontario for tournaments. Catch up on all the FMAAA action with our weekend recap.
Vancouver Island Seals vs. Fraser Valley Rush
Game 1: Vancouver Island 3, Fraser Valley 1
Game 2: Vancouver Island 0, Fraser Valley 4
Game 3: Vancouver Island 2, Fraser Valley 0
Fraser Valley travelled to Vancouver Island to take on the Seals, who were hosting their home stand in Victoria. The Seals took Game 1 3-1 thanks to goals from Lexxi Smith, Brittney Savard, and Erica Pierce. Fraser Valley’s lone goal came from Amanda Pollock. Danielle Wierenga recorded a shutout in Game 2 to help the Rush to a 4-0 win, with goals from Hunter Joseph, Taygen Rosner, Roman, and Merx. In Game 3, Spooner recorded a shutout for the Seals, while goals from Smith and Savard scored to make it a 2-0 victory for Vancouver Island.
Northern Capitals vs. Kootenay Wild
Game 1: Northern 5, Kootenay 1
Game 2: Northern 2, Kootenay 1
Game 3: Northern 4, Kootenay 0
The Wild made the trek from the Kootenays to Prince George, where an eager Capitals squad was waiting. In Game 1, the Capitals notched five (5) goals from Sage Desjardins (2), Victoria Byer, Hunter Mosher, and Marissa Nichol. Kelsey Patterson got the lone goal for the Wild in the 5-1 loss. In Game 2, the Wild held the Capitals to just two (2) goals (Katie Young, Myah Bowal) and scored one (1) of their own (Tiana Ewasiuk) in the 2-1 loss. In Game 3, Northern completed the sweep with a shutout from Kelsey Roberts and goals from Taylor Beck, Byer, Mosher, and Nichol to send Kootenay home with a 4-0 loss.
The Thompson-Okanagan Lakers and Greater Vancouver Comets both travelled to Ontario for tournaments. The Lakers went 3-1-1 in the U19 division of the 2 Nations Cup, while the Comets went 2-1-2 in the US-Canada Cup.
The FMAAA program consists of six (6) zone-based teams that are spread 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, which will take place in Weyburn, Saskatchewan from April 19 - 25, 2016.
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.