The Greater Vancouver Comets defeated last year’s champions, the Northern Capitals sweeping them in two (2) games to claim the 2016-2017 Female Midget AAA (FMAAA) Championship at Planet Ice in Coquitlam.
The Comets took game one (1) 9-1 thanks to a four (4) point effort from Naomi Choong (Richmond) as she tallied a pair of goals and assists. Greater Vancouver had seven (7) other players score including a three (3) point (1G, 2A) effort from Camryn Gormley (Chilliwack). Jordan Shanks (Prince George) scored the lone goal for the Capitals.
In game two (2), the Comets defeated the Capitals 5-1. Jenna Buglioni (Port Moody) and Sophia Christopherson (Langley) each had a goal and an assist and Jenn Gardiner (Surrey) had a pair of helpers to pace the Comets to the victory. Sarah Jarvis (Quesnel) had the lone tally for Northern.
The Comets finished in first place in the regular season after a 29-1 record during the year. They had a first-round bye in the playoffs and then defeated the Kootenay Wild two (2) games to none in the league semi-final. The Northern Capitals were the two-time defending league champion.
Greater Vancouver will take on the champion of the Alberta Major Midget Female Hockey League (AMMFHL) from March 31-April 2, 2017 in the Pacific Midget Female Regionals for the right to represent the Pacific region at the 2017 ESSO Cup taking place April 23-29 in Morden, Man.
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 (Trail), 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 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.
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