Wild splits with Banff as squad prepares to open the Female AAA Hockey season
The new Kootenay Wild, formerly the Wildcats, tuned up for the start of the BC Hockey Female Midget AAA League Showcase with a split against Banff this past weekend at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.
The Wild doubled the Alberta squad 4-2 Sunday after falling 1-0 during Saturday’s opener.
Hannah Nordli scored twice to lead the Wild with singles going to Kelsey Patterson and Haley Elias.
Catalina Hartland was in net for Kootenay, a collection of female players from throughout the region.
Kootenay departs Thursday afternoon for Surrey to play in the Showcase Weekend at the Surrey Sport & Leisure Centre.
All six teams in the FMAAA program will play in the Showcase making this a great opportunity for scouts to see many of the best 1998, 1999, and 2000-born female players from around the province.
The FMAAA program consists of six zone-based team from BC — 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.