Northern Capitals to face top-ranked Fraser Valley Rush for playoff championship

After dominating the Vancouver Island Seals 4-1 in a pair of weekend games, the Northern Capitals will face th…

After dominating the Vancouver Island Seals 4-1 in a pair of weekend games, the Northern Capitals will face the Fraser Valley Rush for the BC Elite Hockey League playoff championship.

Both u18 female clubs are highly ranked in the division, with the Rush seeded first and the Capitals right behind them.

Hailey Armstrong powered the team to victory with a hat trick in the Caps Friday game, and Rachel Loewen also scored. Brooklyn Hutchings had three assists in the contest.

Goaltender Karsyn Niven backstopped the Caps to the win.

In the second and deciding game, Keagan Goulet scored a pair for the Capitals and added an assist. Hutchings and Armstrong had the other goals, and Sierra Eagles picked up the win in net.

The Rush skated to a 28-3-1-0 record during the regular season, while the Caps went 22-7-0-3.

In eight head-to-head games between the teams, the Rush won six times, and the Capitals prevailed twice. Two of the Rush victories came in overtime.

The schedule for the playoff championship will be released this week.

With files from Cariboo Hockey

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