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Update: U18 AA Goldwings' put up valiant effort in double-OT defeat

Regina scored the winner with just over six minutes remaining in double overtime.
The 2022-23 South East Aaron Well Servicing U18 AA Goldwings.

MIDALE - The South East Aaron Well Servicing U18 AA Goldwings’ season came to an end Friday night in a 2-1, double-overtime loss against the Regina Rebels. 

After a scoreless first period, Regina took a 1-0 lead with 6:24 to play in the middle frame. But the Gold Wings replied on a goal by Hadley Gerle at the 2:38 mark of the third to tie the game. 

Neither team scored for the rest of the third or during the first overtime period, and it remained a 1-1 game until the Rebels scored with 6:09 to play in the second extra frame.

Phoenix Preston-Winder was in goal for the Goldwings. 

The Rebels won Game 1 2-0 Wednesday night in Regina.

The loss ended what was a great year for the Goldwings. They went 16-6-2 in the regular season to finish second in the Saskatchewan Female Hockey League’s U18 AA circuit’s South Division. They also had the second-best record in the league.

At one time, the Wings had a nine-game unbeaten streak. 

They swept the Swift Current Wildcats in two straight games in the first round of the playoffs.

The Goldwings also won their division at the annual Wickfest female hockey tournament in Calgary. The tournament is hosted by hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser.