Thursday, 7 February 2019

Jockims on fire as Stars roll past Sharks in Battleford

Kaitlin Jockims picked up seven points for the Stars on Thursday.
    It seemed like everything Kaitlin Jockims touched turned to gold.
    On Thursday night at the Battleford Arena in Battleford, the veteran star winger piled up three goals and four assists for seven points to help power her Saskatoon Stars past the host Battlefords Sharks 10-2 in a Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League regular season clash. That marked the most points Jockims had ever recorded in a SFMAAAHL regular season game.
    Jockims picked up an assist on the Stars first goal and scored her team’s second goal to give the visitors a 2-0 edge after the first period. She netted her second goal of the contest at the 2:02 mark of the second period to give the Stars a 3-0 advantage.
    Saskatoon cruised from there to hold a 5-1 lead after the second period before rolling on to a convincing victory.
    Thanks to her monster game, Jockims sits second in the SFMAAAHL scoring race piling up 19 goals and 23 assists for 42 points in 22 regular season games. All of her offensive totals are career highs.
Grace Shirley had four points for the Stars on Thursday.
    Saskatoon captain Grace Shirley also had a memorable night. She netted a hat trick and picked up an assist to equal former teammate Mackenna Parker as the Stars all-time leading scorer in regular season play.
    Since joining the Stars as an associate player call up in the 2014-15 campaign, Shirley has appeared in 103 career regular season games piling up 93 goals and 65 assists for 158 points.
    Parker, who was Saskatoon’s captain last season, appeared in 104 career regular season games for the Stars from 2014 to 2018 collecting 82 goals and 76 assists for her 158 points.
    Ashley Messier, Halle Helperl, Calli Arnold and Jayda Sachs all picked up singles for the Stars.
Sydney Rowley and Brooklyn Rowley replied with singles for the Sharks.
    Kaitlyn Cadrain turned away 17 shots to pick up the win in goal for the Stars, who improved to 23-1 and have first placed clinched in the SFMAAAHL. Yelena Zaleschuk turned away 36 shots to take the setback in goal for the Sharks, who fell to 10-12-4 to sit sixth in the SFMAAAHL.
    The Stars return to action Saturday, when they host the Notre Dame Hounds at 12:30 p.m. at Merlis Belsher Place.
    The Sharks hit the ice again on Feb. 16, when they travel to Melville to face the Prairie Fire at 7 p.m. at the Horizon Credit Union Centre.

Hounds blank Rebels for fifth straight win

Chantel Weller made 19 saves in goal for the Rebels on Thursday.
    Kaitlyn Ross was the wall for the Notre Dame Hounds.
    The 17-year-old veteran netminder had a monster outing on Thursday making 38 saves to help her Hounds blank the Rebels in Regina 2-0 at the Co-operators Centre in a SFMAAAHL regular season contest. The shutout was the fourth of the season for Ross and the eighth of her SFMAAAHL career.
    Veteran 17-year-old forward Lyndsey Janes scored to give the Hounds a 1-0 lead with 6:32 remaining in the third period and she sealed the win with an empty-net goal inside of the final minute of the frame.
    Chantel Weller turned away 19-of-20 shots to take the setback in goal for the Rebels.
    The Hounds have won their last five straight games to improve to 11-9-3 to sit fifth in the SFMAAAHL.
    The Rebels fell to 16-6-3 and sit second in the SFMAAAHL standings.
    The Hounds travel to Saskatoon on Saturday to face the Stars at 12:30 p.m. at Merlis Belsher Place.
    The Rebels hit the ice again on Feb. 15, when they travel to Prince Albert to face the Northern Bears at 7 p.m. at the Kinsmen Arena.

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