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Wildcats open PWHL season with 2 points in 3 games

The Nepean Wildcats scored just one goal in each of their road contests to open their PWHL season, which was enough to earn them two points in three contests. File photo.

By Dan Plouffe

The Nepean Wildcats came away with two points in three games from the first-weekend road trip to the GTA of their Provincial Women’s Hockey League season.

Nepean fell 2-1 to Oakville on opening night this past Friday, then lost by the same score in overtime to Burlington on Saturday night before earning a 1-1 draw with Brampton Sunday afternoon.

Goalie Peyton Parker stood out in the match against Burlington, making 38 saves on 40 shots as her Wildcats managed only three of their 12 shots in the first two periods of that contest.

Mati Barrett blocked 30 of 31 shots in the next match against Brampton, while Haley Northcote, Margaret Hotte, and Melanie Campeau were the goal scorers in each match.

Nepean finished last year only one rung from the bottom of the 19-team league with a 6-28-1-1 record.

The Wildcats make one more weekend road trip on Oct. 14-16 to Cambridge, Waterloo, and Stoney Creek before opening their home schedule on Oct. 22 at the Nepean Sportsplex.

The Ottawa Senators PWHL team faces the same opponents on the road Sept. 30-Oct. 2 to open their season, they then travel to Mississauga, Oakville, and Etobicoke Oct. 14-16 before their home opener Oct. 22 at the Bell Sensplex.

Ottawa was sixth overall last year with a 19-12-5 record.

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