The Kootenay Wildcats Female Midget AAA hockey team playing their first of three games against the Prince George Northern Cougars in Nelson this weekend.

The Kootenay Wildcats Female Midget AAA hockey team playing their first of three games against the Prince George Northern Cougars in Nelson this weekend.

Kootenay Wildcats fighting off the Northern Cougars

The Wildcats Female Midget AAA hockey team has lost the first of three games against the Prince George team in Nelson this weekend.



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Cover photo: The Kootenay Wildcats Female Midget AAA hockey team playing their first of three games against the Prince George Northern Cougars in Nelson this weekend.

The Kootenay Wildcats Female Midget AAA hockey team is playing three games against the Prince George Northern Cougars in Nelson this weekend.

The Wildcats lost their first game this morning 4-0 but team manager Dara Waterstreet of Trail said she’s happy with how the Wildcats are doing.

“It’s a very young team because of the big turn over this year. Of the 15 players, eight are new.

“They have shown improvement every game and play with more confidence each time. These guys are one heck of a team, they would back each other to the end of the world. The game is very physical and the camaraderie is great for the girls.”

The team of young ladies in Grades 10 through 12 are a mix of hockey players from across the West and East Kootenay, including Marissa Dawson, Jesse Cooper and Emma Wheldon from Nelson.

The Northern Cougars are currently ranked as the number one team in the league.

The Wildcats will play the Cougars again later today at 3:45 p.m. in the Nelson Civic Centre and on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

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