Alberni’s midget Thunder girls’ hockey team starts season strong

The AAA Photography Female Midget Thunder are heading into the Christmas break with a 4-2-0 record in the Alberni Valley.

The AAA Photography Female Midget Thunder are heading into the Christmas break with a 4-2-0 record in Alberni Valley minor hockey league play.

Two of these wins came on the Dec. 17–18 weekend as league play wrapped up for the break.

On Dec. 17 the girls played in Kerry Park, winning 6–0. Rachel Hansen and Kaitlyn Heck led the scoring with two goals each. Mariah Westra and Krista Plaunt added singles.

Kendal McLellan had a strong game in net, recording her first shutout in league play this year.

On Dec. 18 the Thunder played Victoria at home and recorded a 6–3 win with Josey Watson in the net. Goals were scored by Mariah Westra (two), Shayla Frechette (two), Faith Lariviere and Krista Plaunt.

The team is playing in the Oceanside tournament on Dec. 27–29 in Parksville.

ICE CHIPS…Thanks go out to coaches Andre Savard, Heather Senger, Jordan Dowling and team manager Leanne Savard for the great start to the season.