No luck around the net hampers Kootenay against Fusion
By The Nelson Daily Sports
The Kootenay Wildcats wasted a chance to put some breathing room between them and the Vancouver Fusion.
The Cats dropped a pair of one-goal games — both by 3-2 scores — to the Lower Mainland squad last weekend in B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey League action in Pitt Meadows and Coquitlam.
“The Wildcats dominated play against, out shooting Fusion 35-9, (but) again ending up on the losing side of the ledger,” said Kootenay head coach Mario DiBella after the Cats dominated play Sunday.
Christina Bonacci and Katie Yuris, both of Trail, scored for the Cats Sunday.
Saturday bus legs slowed the Kootenay start as the visitors fell behind 2-0.
Hailey McLean put Kootenay on the scoreboard on a fine individual effort. But Vancouver restored the two-goal advantage.
Late in the third Bonacci scored on a rebound to bring the Cats to within a goal. But the visitors were unable to find the equalizer. Kootenay finished the game again out shooting Fusion 29-12.
The two wins allow Vancouver to leapfrog past Kootenay and into third spot in the BCFMHL standings.
The two teams entered the two-game set tied with 16 points.
Thompson-Okanagan Rockets lead the league with a 15-3-1 record.
Fraser Valley Phantom hold down second spot.
Kootenay resumes play Saturday, January 29 when the team plays host to Thompson-Okanagan Rockets at 3:30 p.m. in the Civic Centre Arena.
The teams conclude the series Sunday, January 30 at 9 a.m. in the NDCC Arena.