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Northern Capitals one period away from weekend sweep of VI Seals

The Northern Capitals looked like they were on their way to a sweep of the Vancouver Island Seals.

After a 5-1 win on Saturday in Duncan, the Capitals female hockey team were up 2-0 at the end of Sunday’s first period in Chemainus. But, the Seals took over in the final 40 minutes and left the ice with a 4-2 victory.

Brooklyn Hutchings, on a power play, and Keagan Goulet scored the first-period goals for the Capitals. Tahlia Fisher and Morgan Jackson responded in the second for the Seals, and then Fisher connected again for the Seals six minutes into the third. Emily McKinnon gave her team an insurance goal a couple minutes later.

Bronwynn Lee was the winning goaltender and Sierra Eagles took the loss.

In Saturday’s victory, Ella Boon and Hailey Armstrong were dominant for the Capitals. Boon scored twice in the opening 20 minutes and then Armstrong netted a hat trick over the final two periods. Hutchings, meanwhile, contributed offensively with three assists.

Malika McDonald scored the lone goal for the Seals.

In the nets, Karsyn Niven picked up the win for the Capitals and Lee was on the losing end.

In the BC Elite Hockey League’s U18 female division, the Capitals are third of five teams with a record of 5-4-0-1 and the Seals are fourth at 3-5-0-0.

Next up, the Capitals will take on the Thompson-Okanagan Lakers on Saturday (6 p.m.) and Sunday (8 a.m.) at Kin 2.

The second-place Lakers have gone 6-4-0-0 so far this season.

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