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Hartland's big shootout save powers West Kootenay Cats to bronze medal

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
November 9th, 2012

Catalina Hartland made a game-saving save in shootout sparking the West Kootenay Bantam Wildcats to a 2-1 win over Abbotsford in the bronze medal game at the Vernon Girl’s Hockey Tournament Saturday in the Central Okanagan City.

Leading 2-1 after a goal by Kendra Waterstreet, the Wildcats got the win when Hartland thwarted the Fraser Valley shooter.

 Julie Sidoni scored the only goal during regulation time for West Kootenay.

The teams played 4-on-4 and 3-on-3, but solved nothing which forced the shootout.

West Kootenay opened the eight-team tournament with a 2-0 win over Kamloops.

Merissa Dawson, assisted by Waterstreet, scored on the power play before
Julie Sidoni netted an unassisted marker.

The Wildcats dropped a tough 2-1 decision to Terrace before defeating Richmond 3-1 on goals by Sidoni, Emma Wheeldon and Waterstreet.

Dawson scored the lone goal against Terrace.

Terrace, Richmond and West Kootenay all finished tied for top spot in the division. Terrace won the division on a tie-breaker and defeated host Vernon 5-1 in the final.

This West Kootenay Bantam Wildcats play two exhibition games scheduled in Nakusp on November 17-18 against Kamloops.

The next tournament is in Kamloops November 23-25.

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