Midget AA Ice Kats face American teams at tourney
The Peterborough Midget AA Ice Kats participated in the 64-team Stoney Creek Midget AA Showcase Tournament over the weekend against five American teams to start their season.
The Ice Kats dropped their opener Friday morning to the Milwaukee Jr. Admirals 2-1. Hannah Kawalec scored from Jilly MacIver.
McIver’s goal with 37 seconds left gave Peterborough a 1-1 tie with Team Illinois in Game 2. Sophy Wood was strong in goal while Sydney Paulson and Alicia Wake added assists.
Peterborough beat the Chicago Young Americans 1-0 on Saturday morning. MacIver scored assisted by Kawalec and Paulson. Goaltender Maddy Roche registered the shutout.
They then lost 4-1 to Chicago Mission. Paulson scored from Maddy O’Neill-Hawthorne.
Peterborough completed the tourney Sunday morning, losing 2-0 to the Minnesota Blades.
“We had the rare opportunity to play state teams from large American cities,” said coach Mark McArthur.
“The girls played hard and it has given us a good picture of what we need to improve on as we move toward.”
The Midget AA Ice Kats visit the Kingston Ice Wolves in exhibition play Friday night.
Peterborough Midget AA Ice Kats forward Jilly MacIver (white jersey) battles for the puck with a Minnesota defender on Sunday at a tournament in Stoney Creek.