Fraser Valley Phantom enjoy Phan-tastic win in Langley

The Fraser Valley Phantom are the Female Midget AAA Champions after besting the Thompson Okanagan Rockets on the weekend.

The Phantom won the best-of-three series for the third year in a row. The action was at the Langley Sportplex.

But the Phantom players don’t get to hang up their skates for the season just yet. They head off to Ontario for the national contest in late April.

In the Female Midget AA Championship, the Phantom pulled out a 2-0 win in a close battle during Game 1.

Chelsea Wilson opened the scoring late in the first off passes from Michelle Torr and Delaney Duckek.  Midway through the second, a great effort from Kirsten Martin to Shannon Morris-Reade to Kaely McMurty who found the back of the net to give the Phantom a two-goal lead.

The Rockets battled hard but the Phantom goalie, Valencia Yordanov, wasn’t letting anything past her.

Game 2 proved to be another close game for the Phantom and Rockets. With just over three minutes remaining in the opening period, Martin buried a power play goal for the Phantom.

Morris-Read and McMurty had the assists.

There were lots of exciting chances at both ends of the ice, but neither team could get the puck past Yordanov or Rachel Fontinha.

The Fraser Valley Phantom now advance to the 2014 Esso Cup in Stoney Creek, Ont. from April 20-23. Canada’s National Female Midget AAA Championship will welcome the top female midget teams from across the country.

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The Female Midget AAA League was initiated in the 2007-2008 season in response to the membership’s desire to provide opportunity for elite female players to come together on zone teams to challenge other elite female midget teams.

Since its inception, the FMAAA league has had more than 50 players go on to play at post-secondary institutions in Canada and the United States.

For more information about the Female Midget AAA, visit the website at

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