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Northern Capitals grab five of six possible points on the weekend

Six points were up for grabs and the Northern Capitals took five of them.

In a B.C. Hockey Female Midget Triple-A League weekend series in Kelowna, the Capitals beat the Thompson Okanagan Lakers 4-1 on Friday and 3-1 on Saturday before the teams skated to a 1-1 tie on Sunday.

In Sunday’s capper, Hailey Armstrong scored in the first period for the Northern Capitals and they maintained a 1-0 lead for most of the game. But, with just 51 seconds left in the third period, Emma Elders came up with the equalizer for the Lakers.

Tessa Sturgeon (Capitals) and Kristi Vassberg (Lakers) were the goaltenders of record.

In Saturday’s win for the Northern Capitals, Brette Kerley, Paige Outhouse and Armstrong staked the Caps to a 3-0 lead before Skylar Blattner got the Lakers on the board midway through the third period while her team was on a power play. Kerley and Outhouse scored in the second period and Armstrong extended the lead with a power-play marker at 5:27 of the third.

Cadence Petitclerc-Crosby was the winning goalie for the Northern Capitals and Chelsea West was on the losing end.

In Friday’s series-opener, the Capitals were ahead 2-1 after the first period and tacked on single goals in the second and third. Brooklyn Hutchings (on a power play) and Kerley gave the Caps the early lead but Aspen Cooper cut it in half before the first period was done. Pyper Alexander gave the Capitals some breathing room in the second period and Outhouse completed the scoring five minutes into the third.

In the nets, Sturgeon got the win and Vassberg took the loss.

With the results, the Northern Capitals moved to 4-5-1-0 this season. The Lakers are now 1-5-1.

The Capitals don’t have another league game until Nov. 22 when they open a three-game series against the host Fraser Valley Rush.

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