Female hockey teams thrive on the ice

The South East midget AA Goldwings inched closer to taking top spot in the Saskatchewan Female Hockey League’s midget AA division with a 3-1 victory over the Notre Dame Hounds on Feb. 5.

Hailey Labbe and Jordan Meyers scored seven seconds apart in the first period to give the Goldwings all of the offence they would need. Bailey Farr’s goal nine minutes into the third gave them a 3-0 lead.

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Notre Dame would get one late in the third to spoil the shutout bid of Goldwings goalie Taryn McKinney.

The Goldwings (16-2) have already clinched top spot in the South Division. They can wrap up first place in the league with one more point, or if the Saskatoon Comet Impact don’t win their remaining games.

The Goldwings will close out the regular season with a home and home against Notre Dame. They will host Notre Dame on Feb. 9 in Midale at 7 p.m., and visit the Hounds the following night in Wilcox.

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The Estevan bantam A Bearcats knocked off the Parkland Fire 5-1 in Melville on Feb. 4.

Kamri Olfert opened the scoring with 36 seconds to play in the first period. Caydence Chapman scored twice in the first 10 minutes of the second to extend the lead to 3-0.

The Fire scored once in the second to cut into the lead, but then Karissa Elliott and Hannah Terrett tallied for Estevan early in the third to round out the scoring.

Emmey Rae was in goal for the Bearcats (6-11-4), who will close out the regular season by hosting the Fire on Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at Affinity Place.

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The Estevan peewee Bearcats outscored the Weyburn Angels 7-5 on Feb. 1.

Lauren Hassler and Kasenya Einarson scored in the final six minutes of the third to break open a 5-5 tie. For Einarson, it was her third of the game, as she also opened the scoring with 39 seconds left in the first period, and she scored Estevan’s fifth goal early in the third.

Hassler also scored late in the second.

Kaylin Wilhelm and Gracie LeBlanc also scored.

Riley Scott was the winning goaltender.

Estevan (8-9-1) will visit the Balcarres Barracudas on Feb. 9.

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The Estevan atom Bearcats went 2-1 during the weekend, losing 6-1 to the Western Prairie Redwings, but recovering to win 5-2 over the Redwings later that day, and then beat the Estevan Senchuk atom Bearcats 3-1 the following day.

Julia Durr had the only goal for the atom Bearcats in the first game with the Redwings. It came midway through the second period, and left Estevan down 2-1. But the Wings scored once before the period was out, and added three more in the third.

Durr scored twice in the second game with the Redwings, and Emma Holzer also scored twice for the Bearcats. Bentlee Fairbrother had the other goal.

Durr had another two-goal game in the Feb. 3 game with the Senchuk Bearcats, while Presley Hollingshead scored what proved to be the game-winning goal midway through the first period.

Miley Lockerby had the only goal for the Senchuk Bearcats. It came with 2:16 to play in the third, and spoiled the shutout bid for Taylor Short, who was in goal for all three atom Bearcats games on the weekend.

The Estevan Senchuk Bearcats beat the Weyburn AtoMc Red 3-0 on Feb. 2, and tied the Weyburn Prairie Redwings 3-3 on Feb. 3 before their game with the atom Bearcats.

Ella Fornwald had two goals, including the game-winning marker with 7:37 to play in the second game in the Senchuk Bearcats first game. Miley Lockerby also scored for Estevan.

Lockerby scored twice against the Prairie Redwings, including the game-tying goal in the third. Gracyn Einarson had the other goal.

Kiera Barker was in goal for all games for the Senchuk Bearcats, including the shutout against Weyburn.

The atom Bearcats (14-4-1) will visit the Weyburn AtoMc Red on Feb. 9 and the Weyburn Blizzard the following day.

The Senchuk Bearcats (11-9-2) will close out the regular season by hosting the Weyburn Blizzards Feb. 16 at 11:45 a.m. and the Weyburn AtoMc Red on Feb. 17 at 12 p.m. Both games will be at Affinity Place.

 

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