The Kootenay Wildcats Female AAA Midget Hockey team hosted a series of games in Nelson on the weekend. The locals only managed a win and a tie in four games played.

Wildcats struggle to score

Nelson played host to a series of women's hockey games on the weekend.

Women’s hockey took centre stage at the Nelson Civic Arena and Nelson and District Community Centre on the weekend.

The Kootenay Wildcats hosted the entire BC Female Midget AAA Hockey League for a series of games.

While the squad may have hosted the event, (some games were played in Castlegar) home ice did not end up being much of an advantage as the team only managed a win and a tie in the four games they played.

The Wildcats opened the weekend on a positive note, playing a hard defensive game and relying on great goaltending to earn a 1-0 shutout win over the Northern Cougars of Prince George.

The excitement didn’t last long though as the locals then faced the league-leading Fraser Valley Phantom.

Offence was a problem for the Kootenay squad which, for the second game in a row, only managed one goal on their way to a 4-1 loss.

The offensive struggles continued into the third contest of the weekend as the Wildcats were shut out 3-0 by the West Coast Avalanche.

The local girls managed to hit the scoreboard in the final game of the weekend, earning a 3-3 tie against Thompson-Okanagan Rockets.

The Wildcats, who finished with a 1-2-1 record over the weekend, find themselves in fifth place in the six-team standings, six points behind the Cougars who sit in fourth and 17 points out of first.

The Wildcats don’t play again until January 11 when the squad will travel to Burnaby for another series of games.

For more on the league, visit:

www.bchockey.net/fmaaa/.

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