West Kootenay Wildcats get bronze in Kamloops
The West Kootenay Wildcats bantam girls hockey team played in a tournament in Kamloops this past weekend and came home with bronze.
In the ‘Cats first game, the team lost 4-2 to a very strong team from Red Deer.
West Kootenay goaltender Cataline Hartland was sharp in goal as she turned away a lot of shots and was named the team’s game MVP.
Jordan Zilkie and Paige Gattafoni scored the Wildcat goals.
The ‘Cats bounced back in their second outing and beat Kamloops 3-1 led by goals from Emma Wheeldon, Gattafoni, and Merissa Dawson. Wheeldon picked up the game MVP.
The Wildcats were on their game in their third and final round-robin game, beating Williams Lake 3-1. Scoring for West Kootenay were Kendra Waterstreet, Gattafoni, and Wheeldon.
Emilie Tebulte was named the game MVP for the ‘Cats.
The win over Willilams Lake propelled the Wildcats into the semi-finals where they would play off against North Shore to get to the final.
Unfortunately, the North Shore squad dominated, winning 6-0.
Maddie Fisher was a bright spot for West Kootenay and picked up the team’s game MVP.
The girls travelled to Nakusp for a pair of exhibition games against Kamloops.
In the first game, the Wildcats were down 2-0 but came down to tie the score with an exciting empty net goal from Merissa Dawson. Jordan Zilkie scored the other W.K. goal.
In the second game, West Kootenay once again trailed 2-0 but four straight goals in the second period blew it open for the ‘Cats.
Scoring for the team were Emilie Tebulte, Emma Wheeldon, Kendra Waterstreet, and Zilkie.
The final score was 4-2 for the Wildcats.