The Leaside Junior Wildcats have been making a push for the playoffs going 6-2-1 in their last nine games. The Wildcats sit in a tie for seventh in their 20-team league as of now, but with 16 games remaining they are heating up at the perfect time.
Led by reigning coach of the year Kim McCullough, the team has steadily improved week after week against the best minor hockey teams in the province. The team has no shortage of talent on its roster. With four NCAA D1 commits, a further six players committed to CIS programs and sending three representatives to the U-18 nationals in Regina during November, it is no surprise they have surged up the standings.
McCullough noted that the team is getting contributions from each of its members and credits that as one of the reasons they have been able to improve week after week against their elite competition. Leaside plays five home games in January, so come out to Leaside Gardens to watch some top notch girls hockey.
Story by AJ MCLEAN HOWARD.