Wildcats roll out red carpet for Female Midget AAA Hockey tournament
By The Nelson Daily Sports
The Kootenay Wildcats play host to the first Super Weekend of the B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey season beginning today at the Nelson and District Community Complex and Civic Centre Arenas.
Wildcats open the five-team round robin tournament at 5:30 p.m. in the Civic Centre Arena against Vancouver Fusion.
The teams split a two-game series last week in Nelson. The Cats, thanks to a strong third period, edged Vancouver 5-4 in the opener. The Fusion came back in game two to win 5-1.
The tournament begins today at 10:45 a.m. in the Civic Centre Arena with Prince George Cougars meeting the Okanagan Rockets.
Kootenay plays Okanagan Rockets at 8 a.m. Saturday in the NDCC Arena before battling Prince George Cougars at 2 p.m. in the Civic Centre Arena.
Kootenay concludes the tournament Sunday with a game at 10:45 p.m. against Fraser Valley Phantom.
Ice cooled by Cougars
The Prince George Cougars pulled off a road sweep against the Kootenay Ice in B.C. Hockey Major Midget League action in Castlegar.
The Cougars scored three first period goals en route to a 5-2 victory during game one. Derek Georgopoulos of Cranbrook and Joren Johnson of Nelson scored for the Ice.
In game two the Ice once again exploded in the first period, this time scoring four times to dump Kootenay 6-1. Luke Bertolucci of Trail scored the lone goal in the second period for Kootenay.
Kootenay takes to the road to meet the South Island Thunderbirds Saturday in Victoria. South Island is 3-3-4 on the season, good enough for fifth in the 11-team league. The 2-5-1 Ice are 10th.