HAWKS WIN SIXTH STRAIGHT MFMHL TITLE
The Pembina Valley Hawks, the defending champions of the Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League, won their sixth straight Provincial Midget Female AAA title on Sunday in Morden, with a 2-1 win against the Westman Wildcats in a rematch of last year’s championship series. The Hawks forced game five yesterday in a double overtime win for the first time ever in the MFMHL.
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The Hawks now move on to represent Manitoba in Hockey Canada’s West Regional Championship series in Weyburn, Saskatchewan from April 4-6 where they’ll compete for a spot in the 2014 Esso Cup – National Female Midget Championship in Stoney Creek/Hamilton, Ontario. The Hawks will face the Weyburn Gold Wings, the Saskatchewan AAA Midget Female League champions, in a best-of-three series.
In other MFMHL news, Westman Wildcats forward Jaycee Magwood has been selected as the 2013-14 MFMHL Most Valuable Player based on voting by league members. The 5’8, 150-pound power forward led the Wildcats in goals this season with 23 goals and 20 assists in 28 regular season games, the fourth-highest scorer in the league. Magwood, the Wildcats captain, hails from Killarney where she maintains an 88 per cent GPA in high school.