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Pair of third-place finishes for these Prince George female hockey clubs

Northern Capitals, Bantam Cougars earn bronze in respective league provincials

Prince George was well-represented this past weekend on multiple levels of B.C.’s women’s hockey stage.

In the five-team Female Midget ‘AAA’ league, the Northern Capitals finished the regular season in third with a record of 13-17-2-0, which is also the same place they finished in the playoffs after losing in the semi-finals.

The Caps fell 0-2 in the best-of-three series to the Fraser Valley Rush; both games were played in Langley Friday (March 22) and Saturday (March 23).

The ladies only managed one goal the entire weekend as they were shutout 4-0 in Game One, which was followed with a 2-1 loss.

Kiera Mulder ignited the late comeback Saturday night, scoring with 47 seconds left in the third period while on a power-play to give the Northern Capitals a chance, but the clock ran out on the 2018-19 season.

Brette Kerley was the best player on the team this year statistically, compiling 27 points in 32 games (11 goals, 16 assists), while Camryn Scully led the team with 16 goals.

Cadence Petitclerc-Crosby finished second among goaltenders in Female Midget ‘AAA’ with a 2.97 goals-against-average.

The under-ager also recorded one shutout in her seven-win season in October.

Scully, Sarah Sampson, Braxtyn Shawara, and Caitlin White are the four players graduating from the program.

Meanwhile, at the Bantam level, the Western Industrial Contracting Cougars won their last game of the year at Provincials in Coquitlam.

The ladies crushed Richmond 6-1 Saturday afternoon, finishing the six-team tournament in third place with a record of 2-1-2.

The Cougars won the first game 5-2 over Kelowna on Wednesday (March 20), followed with a 4-2 loss to eventual-champion Surrey that evening, and then tied both their Thursday games (March 21) 5-5 with hot Tri-Cities and 1-1 with South Island.

The team won the Cariboo League playoffs, as well as the Okanagan Minor Hockey League title in February, before making the provincial appearance on behalf of the North Central District.