With the Lower Lakes Female Hockey League (LLFHL) playoffs right around the corner and teams looking to build some momentum heading into provincials, an impressive win against a more highly-ranked opponent was very much appreciated by players and staff alike of the Sudbury Midget "AA" Lady Wolves.
In their second last regular season game, the local midgets improved to 11-7-3, whitewashing the visiting Etobicoke Dolphins (12-4-5) by a final count of 4-0.
Luca Rebek opened the scoring in the first period, Vanessa McKinnon added to the Sudbury advantage with a short-handed goal in the middle stanza, and Emilie Comeau and Lauren Fearn (empty-net goal) capped things off, as Lady Wolves netminder Madison Brunet turned aside 18 shots for the shutout.
The defending provincial champs will close out their schedule Saturday at home, welcoming the Toronto-Leaside Wildcats to town, the latter still with the ability to leapfrog the locals, three points back but with two games remaining.
The contest last Saturday came immediately following the Laurentian Voyageurs 3-1 win over the Laurier Hawks, allowing visiting head coach Kelly Paton and her staff another look at 2020-2021 recruit Jaiden Duncan.
The Midget "AA" Lady Wolves captain and defenceman will join the Hawks in the fall, the first local product to suit up at Laurier since the Walden tandem of Erika Kiviaho and goaltender Kayla Brown.