The P.E.I. Wave under-16 team enters the second-last day of competition at the 2019 Credit Union Canadian ringette championships right in the thick of things.
The Wave went a very respectable 4-2 (won-lost) in the round robin and then opened the playoff round with a 5-4 come-from-behind win over Alberta Two (Spruce Grove Rage) in Summerside on Thursday night.
That victory, keyed by a 43-save effort by goaltender Kenzy Hawkins, earned the Wave a quarter-final berth against the undefeated Team Alberta (Calgary Impulse) on Friday. That game will be played at Credit Union Place in Summerside at 10:30 a.m.
Against Alberta Two, the Wave trailed 3-1 after the first half before storming back and outscoring their opposition 4-1 in the second half.
Andrea Caron (2-1), Jamie MacAulay (1-1), Sophia Jeffery (1-1) and Tori Jayne Chapman scored for the Wave. Delaney Roche, Nellie Campbell, Brooklyn MacInnis, Alexa Carpenter and Lilly MacPhee added assists.
MacKenzie Stypula (2), Kayla Hogan (1-1) and Abigail Kunyk replied for Alberta Two.
A total of 45 teams are competing in three divisions – under-16, under-19 and National Ringette League. The championship games in all three divisions will be played Saturday.