Junior Wildcats facing elimination in PWHL preliminaries

The Leaside Junior Wildcats gave up two games on the weekend to the Stoney Creek Sabres to face an uphill task to advance from the preliminary round in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League playoffs. The Cats lost a two-goal lead Saturday in Stoney Creek to lose the game 4-2. Sunday they dropped game two in the best-of-five series by a score of 2-0. The second Stoney Creek goal was scored at 14.51 of the second period. That was two seconds after one Leaside penalty ended and seven seconds after another began. The net effect was five Sabres on three Cats. To stay in the playoffs, Leaside will have to win all three of the remaining games against Stoney Creek scheduled for next weekend.  Leaside and Stoney Creek finished 9th and 8th respectively in the 20-team conference.