Northern Capitals playing with Fire
After posting a pair of preseason wins over the Fraser Valley Rush, the Northern Capitals are in Calgary this week to try to douse their tournament opponents in the Calgary Firestarter Showcase.
The Capitals, who play in the B.C. Female Triple-A Midget Hockey League share a pool in the 16-team tournament with Calgary Fire, Prince Albert Northern Bears and Notre Dame Hounds. The Capitals open against the Fire Thursday night.
On Friday, the Capitals face Notre Dame, then on Saturday will play Prince Albert.
The Capitals began their exhibition season last weekend with a 3-2 win over the Rush in Williams Lake. Hailey Armstrong netted the winner in that one with just 29 seconds left. Destiny Bautista and Brette Kerley also scored for the Caps. Cadence Petitclerc-Crosby went the distance on goal for the Prince George-based Capitals.
On Sunday in 100 Mile House they defeated the Rush 3-1, with goals from Bautista, Brooke Norkus and Pyper Alexander.
The 30-game BCFMHL season starts with the league showcase on Oct. 4 in the Lower Mainland.