The Terrace Female Midget Rep Kermodes are fighting hard for a spot in the gold medal game at provincial championships in Penticton.
They’re currently on the ice against Midget Impact from the Vancouver Island District, and are down 2-1 at the time of this writing.
The Kermodes have had a strong showing at the provincial tournament so far, beating the home team Penticton in the opening ceremony game 2-1 March 16, then losing 3-1 to Richmond in game two, but coming back to take yesterday’s must-win game against Cranbrook 4-1.
They’re now locked in battle with Midget Impact, with the winner going on to play the winner of the Richmond Female/Williams Lake team tonight in the gold medal game at 8 p.m. and the others facing off at 5 p.m. in the bronze medal game.
From BC Hockey:
Game One: Penticton 1 Terrace 2
The opening ceremony game between the host Penticton team and Terrace was another great well played by both teams game. Penticton scored the first goal of the game on their first shot on net at 13:27 of the first period. Penticton’s Captain Amy Main scored on a pass from Assistant Captain Cedar Carter. Chloe Allison of the Terrace tied the game at 18:27 of the second period on a pass from Ashley Kuehne. The play was end to end for the rest of the second period and half of the third with many quality shots on goal by both teams. The game goalies Faith Stark of Penticton and Malerie Kelly of Terrace played outstanding in goal. The final goal was scored, on a breakaway by Bailey Kasum of Terrace at 8:33 of the third. Of note there were only 2 penalties, one each in the first period and the remainder of the game was good back and forth action with very few breaks. Good entertaining game.
Game Two: Terrace 1 Richmond Female 3
The Richmond Ravens faced off against the Terrace Kermodes in game 6 of the Championship. Kermondes Maddie Nicholson struck first with an unassisted goal at 12:18. Emily Chau of the Ravens answered 17 seconds later to tie the game, assisted by Yvonne Mikulcik. The Ravens scored again at 5:39, Briana Trottier assisted by Mikulcik. There was no scoring in the second but both teams played solidly. The final goal was scored in the third period by Mikulcik from Tatum Freigand with 57 seconds left in the game.
Game Three: Terrace 4 Cranbrook 1
Terrace and Kootenay came into this game with a win and a loss each. It was a must win for each team. Terrace got on the scoreboard first at 7:10 of the first with a goal by Carly Allison, assisted by Chloe Allison. Kootenay answered with 56 seconds to go in the period on an unassisted goal by Marhyn MacSteven. In period 2 Bailey Kasum scored the only goal at 1:32 on a pass from Deborah Wraight. The game play was back and forth but the goalies denied anymore goals until at 16:26 of the third Kasum of the Kermodes added another assisted by Cassidy Broughton and Grace Kennedy. Kermodes’ Wynona Creyke finished the scoring on a pass from Lauren Smaha-Muir. Exciting game!