Monday, November 16, 2015
The Female Midget AAA (FMAAA) program resumed after a two (2) week break due to the U18 National Championships in Huntsville, ON. The Greater Vancouver Comets remained in top form, winning all three (3) of their games to stay at the top of the standings with a 9-2-1 record. Catch up on the latest FMAAA scores and news with this Week 4 recap.
Northern Capitals vs. Fraser Valley Rush
Northern 3, Fraser Valley 1
Northern 1, Fraser Valley 0
Northern 4, Fraser Valley 2
The Rush made the trip up to Prince George and unfortunately didn’t come away with any points for their efforts. In Game 1, Sage Desjardins netted a pair of goals, and Mckenzie Muir also chipped one in for the Capitals. Amanda Pollock scored the Rush’s only goal. In Game 2, Tamara William stood tall in net to collect the shutout, while Victoria Johnston scored the winning goal. Finally, in Game 3, Pollock and Katelin Korman scored for the Rush, but it wasn’t enough to fend off the Capitals’ four (4) goals from Grace Barlow, Hunter Mosher, Marissa Nichol, and Taylor Beck.
Greater Vancouver Comets vs. Kootenay Wild
Greater Vancouver 5, Kootenay 1
Greater Vancouver 7, Kootenay 0
Greater Vancouver 2, Kootenay 0
The Comets swept the Wild over the weekend, winning all three (3) games. In Game 1, Emma Wheeldon scored for the Wild, but it wasn’t enough to withstand goals from Natalie Richardson (2), Cierra Paisley, Rielle Wiebe, and Danika Pasqua. The Comets didn’t let up in Game 2, unleashing seven (7) goals, including a natural hat trick from Elexa Pakozdy, and more goals from Mackenzie Brown, Alicia Perez, Justine Johnson, and Pasqua. In Game 3, the Wild held the Comets to just two (2) goals, from Perez and Johnson.
Thompson-Okanagan Lakers vs. Vancouver Island Seals
Thompson-Okanagan 3, Vancouver Island 2
Thompson-Okanagan 2, Vancouver Island 1
Thompson-Okanagan 5, Vancouver Island 1
The Thompson-Okanagan Lakers also got a sweep this weekend, sending the Seals back to Vancouver Island with no points for their efforts. In Game 1, Samantha Head, Elizabeth Klimm, and Riley Henderson scored for the Lakers, while Reese McCrory and Taylor Sims scored for the Seals. Game 2 was another close game, but the Seals’ Payton Bray was unable to spark a comeback with her third period goal. Riley Henderson and Laine Grace scored for the Lakers. In Game 3, Thompson-Okanagan scored five (5) goals, with Kendall Fitzgerald, Julianne Nelson, Elizabeth Klimm, and Laine Grace chipping in. Erica Pierce scored the lone goal for Vancouver Island.
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.