The girls went 2-0 while the boys dropped another two
Capitals weekend wrap
Caps netminder Isabell Reutter picked up another win over Westman this season. The girls are now 6-4 this MFMHL season. (Aaron Wilgosh/The Graphic)
A big weekend for the girls.
The Central Plains Capitals went 2-0 this weekend in Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League action after taking out rival Yellowhead 5-3 in Shoal Lake Saturday before dropping first-place Westman 2-1 Sunday in Hartney.
“Two road wins are huge for us,” says assistant coach John Ferg. “Shoal Lake is a hard rink to play in, so is Hartney's, and we were getting pucks to the net in both games and our goalies played great all weekend.”
The Caps top line of Maegan Inman, Halle Edwards and Megan Ferg combined for 12 points over the weekend. The trio each finished with three points against the Chiefs in Yellowhead, and a point each against Westman. Captain Chloe Snaith also came up with a three-point weekend including a goal in both games.
“We have struggled with scoring a little bit but our top line was definitely just that this weekend,” admits Ferg. “Edwards, Inman, and Ferg were flying this weekend and seem to be hitting their stride.”
Ella Wiebe made 26 saves in the win over the Chiefs while Isabell Reutter made 20 stops against the Wildcats. Ferg says they've had a lot of success against Westman this year and it shows they can compete with anyone in the league.
“As long as we show up and compete we will be in every game,” adds Ferg. “We could still be a little better in our defensive zone, getting control off rebounds and breakouts, but the girls did a good job over the weekend tightening it up and helping out or goalies.”
The girls are back on the ice Saturday when they welcome the Pembina Valley Hawks to the BDO Centre in Portage. Puck drop is 4 p.m.\
Boys' struggle continues
Injuries are the biggest plight of the Central Plains Capitals this season.
The boys lost back-to-back games in the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League over the weekend falling 5-4 to Pembina Valley Saturday and 7-1 to the Winnipeg Wild Sunday.
The Caps only had 13 skaters for Saturday's match against the Hawks, and still managed to compete right down to the final buzzer. They had two call-up players in Lane Blight and Derek Sheppard dressed to help fill the void. They got a few players back for Sunday's match but the reinforcements weren't enough to help power the team to a victory over the league’s first place club.
The boys are in action Wednesday night when they welcome the Thrashers to Stride Place.