Wildcats make impression at all-star game

The Kootenay Wildcats roared onto the ice at the Female Midget AAA All Star game on Sunday in Langley.

The Kootenay Wildcats roared onto the ice at the Female Midget AAA All Star game on Sunday in Langley, leaving an indelible mark on the mid-season classic.

The game showcased the best talent that the BC Hockey FMAAA league has to offer and local players showed more than ever that they belonged there.

The Wildcats Shea Weighill won the skills competition and assisted on the first goal for Team White as they jumped out into an early lead.

The Yuris sisters from Trail teamed up on Team White’s second goal as late edition Mckayla Yuris converted a pass from older-sibling Katie to go up 2-0.

However Team Blue would make it up in the third period, scoring their first goal with seven minutes remaining before Madison Sands from Fraser Valley tied it with four minutes to go, forcing a shoot out in which Blue would prevail, 3-2.

In addition to Weighill and the Yuris sisters, Holly Nikirk also played on Team White while Erin McLean, Christina Bonacci, Denomie Vokeroth-Fisher, and Morgan Flynn skated for the eventual winner, Team Blue.

Kathryn Haegedorn was also named from the Wildcats but could not play.