Washington Wild 14U Rep Team wins Canadian PCAHA Female League

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Team Photo PCACHA champs

The Washington Wild 14U Rep Tier 2 team from the Western Washington Female Hockey Association (WWFHA) won the Canadian 2016 Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association (PCAHA) Female League Championship title in the Bantam red division, receiving the banner in a 3-0 win over Abbotsford at The Sportsplex in Bellingham.

It is the first year that the Washington Wild 14U team has participated in the competitive Canadian female league, alongside their two sister teams, the 19U Rep and 19U Travel teams. The 14U Rep team ended the league season with a 15-4-1 record, 71 goals for and 31 goals against, and the championship league banner.

Player Season Leaders

Defenseman, Aurora Spencer from Lake Stephens led the team with 39 points for the season, with 26 goals and 13 assists. Forward and assistant captain Halle Hansen of Bellingham had 12 goals and 20 assists, for a tally of 32 points. Defenseman and team captain Leah Johnson of Brier had 8 goals and 9 assists for 17 points, while Abigail O’Neill of Kirkland netted 10 goals and 6 assists for 16 points.

Olivia Colgan of Maple Valley and Victoria Scharkov of Bellevue share the goaltending responsibilities for the year, with Colgan earning a save percentage of .909 and a goals against average of 1.83, while Scharkov earned a .906 save percentage and 2.32 goals against average. Each goaltend had two shutout games during the season.

The 14U Rep Tier 2 team consisted of ten skaters and two goalies, which is considered small for a hockey roster; however, they worked hard together for a successful season. The team practices twice a week at both Highland Ice Arena in Shoreline and Xfinity Ice Arena in Everett. 

The team travels to Bellingham or the Lower Mainland of British Columbia for at least two games each weekend. Team also supplements their schedule with tournaments, such as the San Jose Junior Sharks Tournament over the Martin Luther King Day weekend, where the team won the Gold Medal. Players’ ages range from 12 to 14 years old and come from Seattle, Kirkland, Bellevue, Issaquah, Tacoma, Maple Valley, Brier, Lake Stevens and Bellingham.

The Wild 14U Rep Tier 2 team travels to Anchorage, Alaska this weekend with their older sister team, the Wild 19U Rep Tier 2 team, for the USA Hockey Pacific District Championship Tournament. If they win the tournament they will travel to Burlington, VT for the USA Hockey National Championship Tournament March 31 – April 4, 2016.

The Wild 14U Rep schedule for the USA Hockey Pacific District Championship Tournament in Alaska is:

Thursday, 3/3/16 – 8:30 AM vs. Palmer Pioneers
Thursday, 3/3/16 – 2:30 PM vs. San Jose Jr Sharks
Friday, 3/4/16 – 8:00 AM vs. Alaska Northstars
Friday, 3/4/16 – 2:00 PM vs. Anaheim Lady Ducks
Sunday, 3/6/16 – 9:00 AM vs. TBD

WWFHA is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), volunteer-run association dedicated to promoting girls’ ice hockey and developing female players in the US Pacific Northwest and includes teams under the Washington Wild name at the 19U, 14U, 12U and 10U age groups, as well as provide ice hockey classes beginners.


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