The Kootenay Wild, the Nelson-based regional female midget AAA hockey team, began their proper season last weekend with two losses and a tie against the Northern Capitols in Surrey.
The Wild, formerly known as the Kootenay Wildcats, lost their first game of the season 4-1 with a goal by Brittney Konkin. Kaitlyn Daly was the Wild’s goaltender for the first and third games.
The Wild lost their second game 4-2. Goals were scored by Emilie teBulte and Emma Caron while Catalina Hartland tended the Wild’s goal.
The Wild’s managed to tie their third game 2-2, with goals by Maddi Vockeroth-Fisher and Reece Hunt. Hunt’s goal was unassisted. She was an alternate player called up from the bantam Wildcats.
This weekend the Kootenay Wild will play three games against the Fraser Valley Rush of Langley with Friday’s game in Rossland as the ice isn’t ready at the Civic Centre in Nelson. Saturday and Sunday games, however, will be at the Civic.