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Kniff records hat trick in Wild win

The start of the West Northumberland Girls Hockey Association regular season is now underway.

This season there are nine West Northumberland Wild rep teams consisting of Novice B, Atom BB, Peewee BB, Peewee C, Bantam A, Bantam B, Midget BB, Midget AA and Senior C Wild teams. There are also five house league teams and eight ladies teams this season.

The organization got off to a slow start with most rep divisions dropping games in the first week, with the exception of the CCS Industrials peewee BB Wild team who recorded the lone victory with a 2-0 win over the Durham West Lightning. The Wild teams turned things around in the second week however with more teams posting some wins.

Madison Kniff from the Ontario Line Clearing bantam A Wild team recorded a hat trick in a 4-2 win over Kingston Ice Wolves as the standout performance of the week. The Bantam A team has a tournament scheduled in Clarington for the next weekend.

The novice B Wild team, sponsored by Belden, traveled to Oshawa last Tuesday and came out victorious for the team’s first win of the season in three attempts. Most of this team are brand new to rep hockey and are still adjusting, including rookie goalie, Kennedy Bick. Bick recorded a shutout as her team scored three goals in front of her. Goals went to Brielle Osborne, Isabelle Herron and Jaime Hellam.

The Spoolon atom BB Wild team lost both of their home and home games to the Markham-Stouffville Stars. The Atom’s lost 6-0 at home but played a much closer game in Markham-Stouffville the next day. The Atom BB team had their chances, including being granted a penalty shot when the Stars’ player covered the loose puck in the crease but were unable to convert, losing by a single goal 1-0.

Both peewee BB and the Canadian Tire peewee C Wild teams also found themselves in the win column with the peewee BB team beating Belleville Bearcats 2-1 on the road, while the peewee C team traveled to Keene to defeat the Wolverines by a score of 3-2.

All ladies division games were decided by a single goal and the house league games were close as well. Game results were not available from other divisions by press time.