Wildcats Capture Comeback Overtime Win Over Regina

Posted by SWIFT CURRENT WILDCATS on Nov 04 2021 at 06:58AM PDT

Published: Wednesday, 03 November 2021 23:41
Written by David Zammit

The Swift Current Innovation Credit Union U18 AAA Female Wildcats were able to knocked off the league-leading Regina Rebels in overtime tonight in the Queen City.

Wildcats forward Sadie Keller provided the game-winner in the second overtime to lift a shorthanded Swift Current squad to a 3-2 win.

The first period was fairly even shots-wise with the Rebels holding a slight 9-7 advantage but neither team managed to find the scoresheet.

Lafleche’s Jerzey Watteyne continued her impressive start to the season just 1:20 into the second period putting Swift Current up 1-0 with an assist going to Laiken Swan.

Around five minutes later the Rebels would solve Wildcats netminder Karlee Lehner tying the game at 1-1.

The Rebels would jump out to a 2-1 lead moments after the five-minute mark of the third period.

Swift Current defenceman Shelby Rublee would erase the one-goal deficit approximately four minutes later knotting the game at 2-2.

After both teams failed to score a winner in the first overtime, Wildcats Keller would end it with 1:44 left in the second overtime session with Jessica Bouffard and Samantha Thompson drawing assists.

Lehner continued her perfect record between the pipes for Swift Current moving to 4-0 on the year with a 33 save performance.

With the win the Wildcats are now 5-2 on the season, tied for second in the Saskatchewan Female U18 AAA Hockey League.

The pair of clubs will rematch in Swift Current next Wednesday night at Fairview West Arena.

Captain Ava Metzger, forward Kiana McNinch, defenceman Caitlyn Perlinger, goalie Aurora Van Wormer were all unavailable for Swift Current in the game.

All four players are in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba this week representing Team Saskatchewan at the Western Regional Women’s U18 Championship that began today.