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Fraser Valley Phantom dominate female midget AAA league

Madison Sands (left) of the Fraser Valley Phantom reaches for the puck during a midget AAA game against the Vancouver Fusion Sunday at Pitt Meadows Arena. - Colleen Flanagan
Madison Sands (left) of the Fraser Valley Phantom reaches for the puck during a midget AAA game against the Vancouver Fusion Sunday at Pitt Meadows Arena.
— image credit: Colleen Flanagan

The Fraser Valley Phantom are proving to be in a class of its own. The local midget AAA female hockey team is 19-1 in league play so far this season, and after going on a 16-game win streak to start the season, the Phantom looks poised to start another run.

The Phantom blanked the Vancouver Fusion 4-0 at home at Pitt Meadows Arena Sunday morning, giving the team its third win a row. The Phantom now have a stranglehold on first place in the five-team B.C. female midget AAA league with 38 points, nine points ahead of the second-place Thompson-Okanagan Rockets.

The Rockets handed the Phantom their first league loss of the season on Jan. 21, beating them 5-2 to break the valley team’s 16-game win streak.

The Phantom didn’t waste any time starting its next win streak, defeating the Rockets 5-4 in a rematch the next day, and haven’t lost since.

The Phantom features a balanced attack, with nine of the team’s 10 forwards amassing 12 or more points after just 20 games so far this season.

Leading the offence is Mackenzie Wong, with 32 points, including a team-high 14 gals.

The team features plenty of local talent as well. Forward Payge Pena and defender Madison Sands, both from Maple Ridge, were named to the B.C. female AAA earlier this season.

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