Thursday, March 10, 2016
|Washington Wild U19 team with coaches|
The Washington Wild 19u Rep team earns second place at the 2016 USA Hockey Pacific District Championship Girls' Tier 2 Tournament in Anchorage, AK.
In round-robin play the Wild defeated the Anaheim Lady Ducks twice with scores of 7-0 in each game. In the first game Bronwyn Jones of Tacoma scored three goals, and Allison Reeb of Bellingham netted two. In the second game senior captain Mikayla Anderson of University Place scored two goals. Goaltending responsibilities were split between senior Monica Jackson of McCall, ID and Anna Stensland of Shoreline.
The All Stars defeated the Lady Ducks 10-0 in two separate games, while the Wild dropped two games to the Alaskan team, 0-1 and 0-4. As a result, the Wild and All Stars to met again in the championship game.
Despite fast-paced, back and forth play for much of the final game, the Wild could not score on the All Star's goalie who recorded shutouts throughout the tournament. The Wild lost 0-4 and the All Stars clinched the Pacific District Championship title. The Alaskan team advances the U19 Tier 2 USA Hockey National Championship in Burlington, VT at the end of the month.
The Wild played great hockey all season in the Canadian PCAHA league and in tournament play -- winning the Surrey SuperHeart tournament in February. They represented their teammates, coaches, parents, sister players, and the entire association with class and character.
We wish the best of luck to the graduating seniors, team captain Mikayla Anderson of University Place, assistant captain Lauren White of Snohomish, forward Ally Absher of Mukilteo, and goaltender Monica Jackson. from McCall, ID.