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Northern Capitals finalize roster as team begins Alberta exhibition tournament

Prince George top-tier female hockey program selects 17 players for 2019-20
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Northern Capitals team photo 2019
The Northern Capitals are Prince George's Female Midget 'AAA' hockey team! Pictured is the 2018-19 team; 2019-20 photo coming soon (via Northern Capitals)

The quest to be B.C.’s best starts now for Prince George’s premier women’s hockey team.

The Northern Capitals have released its roster for the 2019-20 season, selecting 17 players representing the region at B.C. Hockey’s female midget AAA level.

The list is highlighted by 12 returning players from last year’s bronze-medal team, which was eliminated in the provincial semi-finals, and five rookies.

Both goaltenders are back between the pipes as well.

Cadence Petitclerc-Crosby and Tessa Sturgeon combined for 13 wins in 32 games in the 2018-19 campaign and are looking for redemption en route to the Caps’ first championship in four seasons.

The rest of the roster, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

DEFENCE

  • Ella Boon
  • Keagan Goulet
  • Brooklyn Hill (Returning player)
  • Kiera Mulder (Returning player)
  • Brooke Norkus (Returning player)
  • Samantha Wiley

FORWARDS

  • Pyper Alexander (Returning player)
  • Ocean Anderson (Returning player)
  • Hailey Armstrong
  • Maria Ayre
  • Destiny Bautista (Returning player)
  • Brooklyn Hutchings (Returning player)
  • Brette Kerley (Returning player)
  • Nancy Moore (Returning player)
  • Paige Outhouse (Returning player)

Right now, the ladies are in Calgary for the 2019 Firestarter Tournament, an exhibition showcase of western Canadian female midget AAA teams.

The Northern Capitals lost its opening game yesterday (Sept. 12) against the host-Calgary Fire by a score of 5-3.

Kerley (1), Anderson (2), and Moore (3) scored in each period respectively, while Petitclerc-Crosby made 20 saves on 25 shots.

Prince George’s team will face-off against Saskatchewan's Notre Dame Hounds today (Sept. 13) at 2:15 p.m. Pacific time.

The Caps’ new year in B.C. Hockey starts with a season-opening tournament in Surrey Oct. 4 to 6 between all five teams in the league.

Teams include the Fraser Valley Rush, Thompson-Okanagan Lakers, Vancouver Island Seals, and Greater Vancouver Comets.

The Caps are also part of the new six-team Cariboo Hockey system.




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Kyle  Balzer

About the Author: Kyle Balzer

Kyle Balzer graduated with distinction from BCIT's Broadcast & Online Journalism program in 2016. Since moving to Prince George, he has covered a variety of stories from education & Indigenous relations, to community interests & sports.
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