Road weary Wildcats return with a single point
By The Nelson Daily Sports
Playing away from home was not kind to the Kootenay Wildcats.
Kootenay managed only a single point during a three-game Female Midget AAA League tournament at this past weekend at Pitt Meadows.
After falling to Prince George Cougars 6-3 and Fraser Valley Phantom 5-2 the Wildcats managed to secure the points by playing to a 2-2 tie against Vancouver Fusion.
Goals by Kiana Strand of Invermere and Shannon Hall of Midway powered the Cats to the draw. Kootenay led 1-0 after one period before the Fusion struck for two second-period markers.
The Wildcats opened All Star Tournament weekend by dropping a 5-2 decision to the Phantom.
Kootenay stayed with the Phantom through 40 minutes before the home side pulled away with a pair of third-period goals. Aimee DiBella of Nelson and Holly Nikirk of Invermere each scored for Kootenay.
Kootenay then lost 6-3 to Prince George as the Northern squad struck for three second-period goals. Cranbrook’s Daley Oddy, Strand and Nikirk each scored for Kootenay, which trailed 1-0 after one period and 4-2 after 40 minutes.
The winless weekend drops Kootenay into fourth spot in the five-team lead with a 5-9-1 record.
Thompson/Okanagan Rockets lead the league with a 13-1-1 record.
Next action for Kootenay is December 17 when the team plays a tournament weekend in Kelowna.
All Star Weekend
Friday at the Coquitlam Sports Arena Team Blue and Team White played to a 4-4 tie in the second annual Female Midget AAA All Star Game.
Shea Weighill of Nakusp won the breakaway challenge during the second period skills competition.