Monday, February 22, 2016
The Seals and Capitals played the last games of the FMAAA regular season, with both teams securing their playoff positions.
Game 1: Northern 4, Vancouver Island 1
Game 2: Northern 0, Vancouver Island 3
Game 3: Northern 2, Vancouver Island 0
In Game 1, the Capitals got three (3) first-period goals from Marissa Nichol, Caily Mellott, and Sage Desjardins to take a 3-0 lead into the second frame. The Seals’ Taylor Sims tried to swing the momentum to her club’s side but was unsuccessful, as Victoria Johnston scored to make it 4-1 less than three (3) minutes later.
In Game 2, Jaydlin Spooner got the shutout and helped the Seals to a 3-0 victory, with Brittney Savard, Aimee Brucker, and Marissa Ryalls each netting a goal in the win.
In Game 3, it was Kelsey Roberts of the Capitals who got the shutout on Sunday morning, leading her team to a 2-0 victory. Desjardins and Hunter Mosher scored for the Capitals to end their regular season on a winning note.
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.