|Abby Soyko in action for the Bears last season.|
Last weekend, the Bears opened their Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League regular season schedule sweeping the visiting Weyburn Richardson Pioneer Gold Wings in a pair of games at the Art Hauser Centre in Prince Albert. In those two contests, Soyko recorded five goals and two assists.
With those totals, Soyko now has collected 53 goals and 48 assists for 101 points in 110 career SFMAAAHL regular season games. Soyko, who was named the captain of her hometown Bears before the start of this season, has equaled Kelly Regnier for the most career points in the history of the Bears.
Regnier, who is from St. Louis, Sask., recorded 50 goals and 51 assists for 101 points in 83 career regular season games played between 2010 and 2013. Her career total of 50 goals was the Bears team record until Soyko passed it with her performance in her last two outings.
Besides equaling the Bears all-time record for career points, Soyko became just the 19th player in the history of the SFMAAAHL to score 100 or more career points and the 16th player in the history of the SFMAAAHL to score 50 or more career goals. The SFMAAAHL’s inaugural season was played in 2006-07.
Before the current SFMAAAHL regular season opened last Saturday, former University of Saskatchewan Huskies women’s hockey team star Kaitlin Willoughby was the second all-time leading scorer in the history of the Bears recording 34 goals and 63 assists for 97 points in 96 career regular season games played between 2008 and 2013. Willoughby’s assists total is the Bears all-time career record and is the eighth highest career total in the history of the SFMAAAHL.
|Abby Soyko has 101 career SFMAAAHL regular season points.|
Daneka Dickson went the distance in goal for the Gold Wings turning away 35 shots in the setback.
On Sunday, Soyko had a goal and two assists in the Bears 13-1 win over the Gold Wings. Kate Ball, who has committed to play for the Huskies next season, had a huge outing for the Bears piling up two goals and four assists.
Sophomore forward Paris Oleksyn had a goal and three assists for the Bears, while Jadyn Kushniruk, who has committed to join the University of Regina Cougars women’s hockey team next season, had a hat trick.
Haley Kicia, Tori MacDonald, Kailey Ledoux, Miranda Heidt, Sienna Danielson and Sophie Zuck all had singles to round out the scoring for the Bears. Scout Anderson, who is a 14-year-old underage player, made 25 stops to pick up her first win in her first career SFMAAAHL regular season game.
Payton Mabee replied for the Gold Wings. Dickson turned away 19-of-25 shots starting in goal for Weyburn, and Amara Lewendon turned away 23-of-30 shots in relief.
Soyko will try to move alone into top spot as the Bears all-time leading scorer when they return to action this coming Saturday, when they travel to Battleford to take on the Battlefords Sharks.
Stars’ Shirley nears top five in SFMAAAHL all-time scoring
|Grace Shirley is the sixth all-time leading scorer in the SFMAAAHL.|
The Saskatoon Stars star forward picked up a pair of goals and three assists last weekend as the Stars swept the Diamond Energy Wildcats in a pair games in Swift Current. With her performance last weekend, Shirley now has 72 goals and 51 assists for 123 points in 84 career SFMAAAHL regular season games with the Stars. She is currently the sixth all-time leading scorer in the history of the SFMAAAHL.
Shirley sits three points back of Lauren Zary for fifth on the SFMAAAHL’s all-time scoring list. Zary, who played for the Brown University Bears and U of Saskatchewan Huskies women’s hockey teams, recorded 44 goals and 82 assists appearing in 103 career regular season games for the Stars from 2008 to 2012.
Zary’s assist total is the career team record for the Stars, and she sits second in Stars team history for career points.
On Saturday, Shirley scored once and set up Anna Leschyshyn’s game winner in the Stars 4-2 victory over the Wildcats. Abby DeCorby and Jayda Sachs had singles for Saskatoon. Arden Kliewer turned away 23 shots to pick up the win in goal for the Stars.
Superstar forward Taylor Lind had a goal and an assist for the Wildcats. Maddy McCleary had the Wildcats other tally. Amaya Giraudier turned away 25 shots to take the setback in goal for the Wildcats.
On Sunday, Shirley had a goal and two assists as the Stars slipped past the Wildcats 5-4. Sophomore forward Calli Arnold scored twice for the Stars including the game winner, which was set up by Shirley.
Kaitlin Jockims and Joelle Fiala had singles for Saskatoon. Kliewer turned away 16 shots to pick up the win in goal for the Stars.
Lind and sophomore forward Sara Kendall each had a goal and an assist for the Wildcats. Crystal Wale and Carissa Hogan netted singles for Swift Current.
Harper Davey started in goal for the Wildcats turning away seven-of-10 shots. She was pulled after the Stars third goal. Giraudier stopped 14-of-16 shots going the rest of the way in relief and was credited with the setback in goal for Swift Current.
The Stars return to action on Oct. 13, when they travel to Melville to take on the Prairie Fire.
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