Wildcats split with Prairie Fire

The Swift Current Diamond Energy Wildcats split a pair of road games with the Melville Prairie Fire over the weekend.

Saturday, the Wildcats lost 5-4 in Balcarres as a part of the Hockey Day in Saskatchewan festivities.

Taylor Kirwan, in her first game back from winning bronze at the U18 World Women’s Championship in Russia, led the Wildcats with two goals and one assist. Crystal Wale and Layne Hryhoriw also scored.

Sara Kendall and Carissa Hogan each notched a pair of assists. Tenelle Lind and Brooklyn Colborn also added single helpers. Harper Davey took the loss with 23 saves on 28 shots.

Sunday, the Wildcats scored four power play goals in a 5-1 win over Melville.

Amaya Giraudier made 19 saves on 20 shots in the win and Taylor Lind led the attack with a goal and three assists. Colborn added a goal and an assist, while Tenelle Lind and and Kendall also scored. Kirwan picked up three assists and Wale added a single.

The Wildcats finished the weekend with a 10-9-1-3 record in fifth spot in the Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League.

With only five games remaining in the regular season, the Wildcats will return to league action on Feb. 10-11 the Battlefords.