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Road weary Wildcats return with a single point

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
December 10th, 2010

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.

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