SPORTSGATE HOCKEY: October 22, 2018: The Kingston JR's, with team accomplishments forcing new entries in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League squad’s record book almost every week this season, had a couple of individual marks slip in there, too, this past weekend.
While the Ice Wolves were winning twice to improve on their franchise-best undefeated start at season — now sitting at seven wins and a tie in eight games, including a club record-tying four-game winning streak still alive and counting — the scoring exploits of Alexa Hoskin and Mae Batherson put the pair in rare air.Hoskin tied a club record for most goals in a game, with three, as the Ice Wolves were doubling the Mississauga Jr. Chiefs on Sunday afternoon at the Invista Centre. The 17-year-old from Belleville joins Alysha Burriss in the select group of only two Ice Wolves who have recorded hat tricks, and now both have done it twice.Burriss’s three-goal games both came in the team’s inaugural season, 2012-13, while Hoskin had her first triple two years ago, also against Mississauga, in a 5-2 win on Sept. 25.Batherson, meanwhile, set a new team single-game assists record with four, breaking the previous record of three, achieved by a number of players.Hoskin now leads the team in points with 12 (7G, 5A) while 17-year-old Batherson is next at 10 (2G, 8A).With the weekend wins, the Ice Wolves remained third in league standings, trailing the first-place Nepean Jr. Wildcats by two points with three games in hand and the second-place Etobicoke Jr. Dolphins by a single point with a game in hand.Hoskin scored twice in the first period on Sunday before the Chiefs chipped away at the lead and caught up on goals from Chloe Vukosa, 38 seconds into the second period, and Kylie Abela, 2:48 into the third. However, a goal from Scout Watkins-Southward just 29 seconds later and another by Tatum White a little over nine minutes later, put the Ice Wolves ahead to stay.After Sofia Smithson drew Mississauga within a single goal again, Hoskin put a stop to any thoughts of a full comeback with her third goal of the game, at 16:48. Samantha Wood scored into an empty net 29 seconds later to complete the scoring. The Ice Wolves return to league play in two weekends, when they hit the road for three games in two and a half days. They meet the Waterloo K-W Rangers on Friday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m., the Cambridge Jr. Rivulettes on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7:40 p.m. and the Brampton Jr. Canadettes on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2:15 p.m.