Wildcats post shutout in season finale

Steven Mah
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The Swift Current Diamond Energy Wildcats will be looking to take some momentum from their final regular season game into the Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League playoffs.

The Wildcats shutout the visiting Prince Albert Bears 4-0 on Sunday to finish the season on a high note.

Amy Murray earned the shutout, her second of the season, as the Wildcats blanked a SFMAAAHL opponent for the third time in 28 regular season games. Murray finished the game with 26 saves as she finished the season with a 2-14-2 record. She outdueled Kristen Cromartie, who allowed four goals on 29 shots.

Jill Kennedy netted a pair of goals in the win to finish with 15 goals this season. She scored her third shorthanded goal of the season and also scored at even-strength. Carley Bertram added two assists as well. 

Amber Froehlich and Brooke McAdam both scored powerplay goals as the Wildcats finished two-for-seven on the man-advantage.

Tori Carlson and Delaine Feil also picked up assists.

The Wildcats dropped the weekend opener 3-1 on Saturday. Bertram gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead in the first period with an assist from Brenna Thomson. Kelly Regnier single handedly provided the offense for the Bears with a natural hat trick, including powerplay goals 5:24 apart in the second period as the Bears finished two-for-nine with the man-advantage.

“Yeah today was a really good game,” said Wildcats defenseman Kayla Ogilvie after Sunday's bounce back win. “We cut down those turnovers that we were giving away yesterday and of course we put the puck in the net. Everyone was working hard together.”

The Wildcats finished the regular season with a 5-20-2-1 record in seventh spot in the eight-team SFMAAAHL. They will face either the Notre Dame Hounds or the Sasktoon Stars in the first round of the playoffs.

Organizations: Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League, Swift Current Wildcats, Prince Albert Bears SFMAAAHL

Geographic location: Notre Dame

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