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Female Caps win first of the year

By Aaron Wilgosh, The Graphic

Caps forward Maegan Inman breaks up ice during a game earlier this season. (File photo)

Caps forward Maegan Inman breaks up ice during a game earlier this season. (File photo)

The first one is out of the way.

The Central Plains Capitals female midget hockey club downed Interlake 3-2 and picked up its first win of the Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League (MFMHL) regular season over the weekend.

“We were pretty dominant versus Interlake,” says Caps' head coach, Ferdi Nelissen. “We actually played a much better game Sunday when we fell to Eastman. We out-shot them, out-chanced them, and we were very pleased with how the girls played overall.”

The Caps travelled to Stonewall Saturday where the ladies took down the Interlake Lightning 3-2 to pick up the first win of the young MFMHL season. Chloe Snaith, Fallon Sholdice, and Megan Ferg each scored for the Caps, while goaltender Isabell Reutter needed only eight saves to pick up the win.

The Caps stopped into Beausejour Sunday to face Eastman and ended up losing a tight one 4-3 to the Selects. Snaith and Sholdice each found the back of the net against Eastman, while Halle Edwards notched the other Capitals marker. Ruetter had a much busier night between the pipes stopping 24 of 28 shots she faced.

“We had ample opportunities to tie or win the game against Eastman,” adds Nelissen. “We liked how we went to the net, got second opportunities, and how we moved the puck on the powerplay that game. We just didn't get the result we wanted.”

The girls will be practicing this week in preparation for a weekend tournament across the border as the Caps head to Minnesota. Their first match is Friday.

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