The Swift Current Diamond Energy Wildcats snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the host Melville Prairie Fire on Sunday.
One day after losing their eighth consecutive Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League game, the Wildcats potted three third-period goals to win for the first time since Nov. 25, 2012.
Karrah Newkirk scored an unassisted marker to tie the game 1-1 3:52 into the third period. Brooklyn Haubrich put the Wildcats in the lead 1:11 later with assists from Keely Chalk and Alexandra Lind. Chalk punctuated the win with an unassisted shorthanded marker to make it a 3-1 final. Brooklyn Weisgerber earned the win with 23 saves on 24 shots to improve to 2-6-0 with a .912 save percentage.
Saturday, the Prairie Fire scored three goals over 4:10 in the second period to break a 1-1 tie and hand the Wildcats a 5-2 loss.
The Wildcats trailed 1-0 after one period before Gabrielle Gray scored on the powerplay at the 10:33 mark of the second period to tie things up. The lead would be short-lived as Melville’s Bailey Braden scored 16 seconds later and added two quick goals for the natural hat trick to take a commanding 4-1 lead.
Delaine Feil scored early in the third period to cut the deficit to 4-2 but Melville added a late goal for the 5-2 final.
Newkirk picked up assists on both Wildcats’ goals and Haubrich added a single helper as well. Moriah Andrews suffered the loss with 22 saves on 27 shots.
The Wildcats remain seventh in the SFMAAAHL with a 6-15-0-0 record. Melville is two spots and five points ahead of them with an 8-10-0-1 mark.
The Wildcats will host their only home game of the month on Wednesday when the Notre Dame Hounds (7-8-0-1) pay them a visit at 8 p.m. at Fairview West Arena.