Wildcats do West Kootenay proud at Provincials

The West Kootenay Wildcats were in Victoria this past week for the Bantam Provincial Championships.

West Kootenay Wildcats Bantam Hockey team: From left to right: Backrow: Rob Harris

West Kootenay Wildcats Bantam Hockey team: From left to right: Backrow: Rob Harris

The West Kootenay Wildcats were in Victoria this past week for the Bantam Provincial Championships.

The Wildcats are a regional team with three players from Castlegar: Jessica Harris, Anjela Szabo, and Molly Benbow.

The team opened up play on Mar. 22 against the North Shore Winter Club.

After a scoreless first period, North Shore scored three unanswered in the second and cruised to the 3-0 victory.

In their second game, the ‘Cats fell 2-1 to a team from Prince George.

Captain Stephanie McAuley picked up the ‘Cats lone goal assisted by Kara Deane.

The squad got into the winning column in their game with a come from 5-4 behind win over South Island.

The Wildcats trailed 4-1 going into the third period with Emma Hare scoring the only goal for West Kootenay.

The team exploded for four goals in that third stanza to give the Wildcats their first win at Provincials.

Scoring in the third were Sidney Pollack, Jenna Wheeldon with a pair including the tying goal. Hare, with her second of the game, scored the winning goal.

 

Unfortunately, after two losses, the Wildcats did not qualify for the medal round.