Oct 16, 2016, 7:25 am
The Westman Wildcats made the long journey on Saturday morning to Flin Flon to play the Norman Wild in league action. The Wildcats got on the board early as Tori Williams fired a shot from the point 21 seconds into the game to put the Wildcats up 1-0. Assists on the goal went to Ashley Seekings and Ashton Bell. Midway through the period, Bell scored, unassisted, to make the game 2-0. That would be Bell’s second last shift of the game as she had to head to the hospital to get some needlework completed. The Wildcats were already without Shae Vallotton who is resting a couple of nagging injuries. Just over a minute later, Andrea Sanderson scored, unassisted, to make it 3-0. Mckenzie Meek popped in another to make it a 4-0 lead. The quick, substantial lead seemed to put the Wildcats to sleep as they gave up two goals, one on the power play, before the end of the period to make it a 4-2 game. The Wildcats received both minor penalties in the period and outshot Norman 12-4.
In the 2nd period scored an early marker to make it 4-3 and completed the comeback with a power play goal midway through the period. The Wildcats continued their trip to the sin bin with 3 more consecutive penalties in the period. Norman received two minor penalties late in the period. Shots were 11-8 in favor of Norman.
After a little soul searching between periods, the Wildcats came out and pitched a shutout in the 3rd period, not allowing a single shot on net and firing 12 of their own on the Norman goaltender. Cammy Clyne eventually scored the game winner with just over 9 minutes remaining in the game to seal the deal for the Wildcats. Unfortunately, the Wildcats lost another player to injury as 1st year forward, Gilly Gervin suffered an upper body injury late in the period and will be off for the foreseeable future.
Jenna Marshall picked up the win in net for the Wildcats. Final shots on net were 32-15 in favor of Westman. The Wildcats took 6 penalties to the Wild’s 3 penalties.
The two teams hook up again on Sunday morning in The Pas.