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MID-ISLE WILDCATS CAPTURE GOLD AT FEMALE MIDGET ATLANTICS
The Wildcats will represent the region at the Esso Cup later this month
LANTZ, N.S. — The Mid-Isle Wildcats are Esso Cup-bound.
The Prince Edward Island representatives defeated Nova Scotia’s Northern Subway Selects 2-0 this afternoon in the gold medal game at the 2017 Atlantic Midget Female Hockey Championship at the East Hants Sportsplex in Lantz, N.S.
The game was scoreless until Keiran Andrews was finally able to beat Selects’ goaltender Lily Currie and get the Wildcats on the board with just 1:49 remaining in the third period. Tournament leading scorer Taylor Gillis added an empty-net goal to seal the victory for the Wildcats just 50 seconds later.
Wildcats’ goalie Maggie Johnston, the top goaltender at the tournament, earned the shutout and victory between the pipes.
The victory earns Mid-Isle a berth in the 2017 Esso Cup and the opportunity to represent the Atlantic region. The national championship runs from April 23-27 in Morden, Man.
Earlier in the day, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Western Warriors topped New Brunswick’s Moncton Rockets 3-1 to capture bronze. Madison Marche made 28 saves on 29 shots and Brooklyn Childs scored twice to help lead Western to their bronze medal victory.
Hockey Nova Scotia would like to congratulate all of the teams that competed at Female Midget Atlantics this week on their terrific seasons.
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Hockey Nova Scotia
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Dartmouth, NS B3B 0E8
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