Wild­cats open sea­son at home

The Southwest Booster - - SPORTS -

The Swift Cur­rent Di­a­mond En­ergy Wild­cats will be at home to open the Saskatchew­an Fe­male Midget AAA Hockey League reg­u­lar sea­son Satur­day and Sun­day.

The Wild­cats will open the reg­u­lar sea­son this week­end when they host the Prince Al­bert Bears.

Prince Al­bert opened the sea­son with a 2-0 win and a 1-1 draw against the Wey­burn Wings last week­end. The Bears should be led of­fen­sively by cen­tre Kaitlin Wil­loughby, who fin­ished seventh in league scor­ing last sea­son with 38 points in 28 games.

The Wild­cats are ic­ing a young team this sea­son. Maple Creek’s De­laine Feil is the top scor­ing re­turnee af­ter reg­is­ter­ing 15 points in 27 games last sea­son. The re­turn of Kar­rah Newkirk from a bro­ken leg should also pro­vide some vet­eran scor­ing. Newkirk fin­ished third in team scor­ing in 2010-11.

Satur­day’s game will be­gin at 7:45 p.m. and Sun­day’s tilt will start at 1:30 p.m. Both games take place at Fairview West Arena.

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