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Northern Capitals win two over Vancouver Island Seals

Three of their top players were on assignment with Team B.C. But, the Northern Capitals still had enough depth and firepower to win two of three weekend games against the Vancouver Island Seals.

Playing at the Kin Centre, the Capitals edged the Seals 3-2 on Friday, lost 2-0 on Saturday and prevailed 5-2 on Sunday.

In the U18 female division of the BC Elite Hockey League, the Caps improved to 9-5-0-1 and moved past the idle Fraser Valley Rush (8-0-0-0) into first place in the standings. The Seals slipped to 6-7-0-0.

The Capitals were missing Keagan Goulet, Brooklyn Hutchings and Hailey Armstrong, all of whom helped B.C. claim gold at the Western Regional Women’s Under-18 Championship in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. In Saturday’s final, Armstrong scored the game-winner in a 3-2 overtime victory against Alberta.

Goulet is from Fort St. John, Hutchings hails from Prince George and Armstrong is a Dawson Creek product.

Goulet has already committed to play for the University of Calgary Dinos and Hutchings has signed with the Trinity Western University Spartans. Armstrong is one year younger and has not yet committed to a university program. She leads the BCEHL U18 female scoring race with 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) in 20 games.

In Friday’s Capitals-Seals game, Ella Boon scored the winner with 9:07 left to play. The goal was Boon’s second of the contest. Camryn Ward also scored for the Caps, who led 1-0 after the first period and were in a 2-2 tie after the second.

Sierra Eagles was the winning goaltender.

After coming up empty in Saturday’s rematch, the Northern Capitals found their offence on Sunday. Goal-scorers in that one were Ward, Maria Ayre, Lindsey Goncalves, Knyla Evans and Kasey Ditner into an empty net. Karsyn Niven picked up the win between the pipes.

The Capitals will be in Richmond this coming weekend for a pair of games against the Greater Vancouver Comets (0-10-0-0).

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