The Washington Wild 14U Rep Tier 2/AA and 19U Rep Tier 2/AA teams represented the Western Washington Female Hockey Association well at the 13th Annual San Jose Jr. Sharks Girls’ and Women’s Ice Hockey MLK Tournament in San Jose, California -- with the 19U Rep team earning the Championship Title.
The 19U Rep team became champions Monday morning after beating the Utah Lady Grizzlies 4-2 in the 19U AA division. The Wild completed the tournament 5-0 by defeating the Anaheim Lady Ducks (10-2), Arizona Lady Coyotes (5-0), Colorado Select (2-0) along the way, and the New Mexico Mustangs in the semi-finals (2-1). The team united to earn points across the roster. Notable players were senior forward Lauren White of Snohomish -- top point earner with 7 goals and 3 assists for 10 points in 5 games. Senior forward Mikayla Anderson from University Place and Freshman Dylan Hammond from Kennewick, WA both earned 9 points. Freshman Anna Stensland of Shoreline, had a 96% save average and senior Monica Jackson from McCall, ID had an 89% save average.
The 14U Rep team went 2-2 in the tournament, losing to Colorado Select and the Richmond Ravens of B.C., and defeating the San Jose Jr. Sharks and the Lady Blue Devils. Forward Kayla Kutes of Kirkland had six points on 5 goals and 1 assist, including a hat trick against the Lady Blue Devils. Defenseman Aurora Spencer of Lake Stevens had five points with 2 goals and three assists, followed by forward Olivia Clark of Seattle with 1 goal and 3 assists for 4 points. Goaltender Victoria Scharkov of Bellevue had an 88% save percentage and Olivia Colgan of Maple Valley had an 87% save average and a shutout against the Lady Blue Devils.
Each team supported the other by watching their games. The 14U Rep team made for their big sisters. Below are more pictures of team support -- the 14U players even watched the 19U championship online at the airport on their way home.