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The Northern Capitals had a productive weekend in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island.

The female U18 Capitals played a trio of games in the BC Elite Hockey League and won them all. They started with a 3-1 victory against the Greater Vancouver Comets on Friday in Richmond and then skated to 6-2 and 5-3 decisions against the Vancouver Island Seals on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, in Chemainus.

In the Friday win, Brooklyn Hutchings led the Caps with a pair of goals and Fort St. John product, Kegan Goulet, had the other. Hutchings also notched an assist, while Hailey Armstrong, from Dawson Creek, had two helpers. In the nets, Karsyn Niven picked up the victory.

On Saturday against the Seals, the Capitals spread the offence around, with goals coming from Kasey Ditner, Rachel Loewen, Armstrong, Hutchings, Ella Boon and Keira Vermeulen. Sierra Eagles was the winning goaltender.

In Sunday’s rematch, Armstrong broke a 3-3 tie in the late stages of the third period while the Capitals were on a power play. Goulet then hit an empty net to clinch the victory.

In that game, Jessa Brewer, Abby Bryant and Armstrong also scored for the Caps, who were backstopped by Niven.

Thanks to the flawless weekend, the Capitals ran their season record to 18-6-0-3. They’re in second place in the five-team division, eight points back of the Fraser Valley Rush (23-2-1-0).

The next scheduled action for the Caps is February 25th to 27thin Prince George, when they’ll take on the last-place Greater Vancouver Comets (4-21-1-0) in a three-game set.

Written by Jason Peters, Cariboo Hockey

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