Representing the East Kootenay

Representing the East Kootenay

Wicked good time

The Kootenay Nitros midget girls hockey team placed second at the Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival last weekend in Calgary

Townsman Staff

The DMK Drilling Fluids Kootenay Nitros midget female hockey team made the trek to Calgary this past weekend, placing second at the Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival.

Coached by Brad Park and Rob Rice, the Nitros faced Mexico Midget A in the tournament championship, falling 4-0 Sunday afternoon at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary.

McKenna Nelson, of Invermere, stood tall between the pipes all weekend long for the Nitros.

Caylee Lazar and Lilly McLaren led the way on offense for the Kootenay ladies, as each tallied two goals and two assists over the course of the tournament. Sam Scheller chipped in with a goal and two assists as well.

Claudia Tellez provided the offensive flair for Mexico in the championship game, opening the scoring midway through the second period before adding two more tallies to complete the hat-trick. Tellez factored into all four of Mexico’s goals, earning the primary assist on a Frida Cardenas’ second-period tally.

Renteria registered the championship shutout in net for Mexico.

After opening the tournament Nov. 28 with a 3-1 victory over the Red Deer Chiefs, the Nitros followed up with a resounding 6-2 triumph over the Big Sky Wildcats. Bailey Park tallied the game-winning marker against Red Deer, while Scheller registered the deciding tally against Big Sky.

In the team’s lone game Nov. 29, the Nitros got past the Calgary Steelers 3-1. The two teams did all their scoring in the first period as Ashley Dubois’ goal stood as the eventual winner.

The final game of round-robin play proved to be a preview of the championship as the Nitros and Mexico battled to a scoreless draw Nov. 30. Nelson and Mexico goaltender Monica Renteria were both flawless between the pipes.

The Kootenay Nitros are a Cranbrook-based team comprised of girls 15 to 17 years old.

2014-15 Kootenay Nitros roster:

Maren Anderson (Kimberley)Caisey Cox (Cranbrook)Erica Donald (Cranbrook)Ashley Dubois (Invermere)Lisa DuToit (Kimberley)Jessica Hutchison (Fernie)Kelly Klein (Elkford)Nichole Klein (Elkford)Caylee Lazar (Cranbrook)Marhyn MacSteven (Invermere)Lilly McLaren (Kimberley)McKenna Nelson (Invermere)Jazlyn Oaks (Invermere)Jessica Owen (Kimberley)Bailey ParkWasyn Rice (Invermere) Samantha Scheller (Jaffray)Annah Setter (Golden)Kennedy Sterzer (Kimberley)

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