The new look Wildcats started the season with league play on Saturday November 7 against the Reading Reign.  The team fell 3-1 in a hard fought battle that showed the Cats struggling to find their offense with a shake up in line assignments and positions due to several off season departures.  One addition to the team, Pat Lyons, made her presence felt by snipering a laser goal through some daylight left by the goalie and the near post.  We welcome Pat back to the team after taking a few seasons off.  Pat is the proud mom of current Richmond Generals goalie Cameron Kollar in Tier 3 Junior hockey.  Hockey is in the blood.

The next night, the Cats met up at PW Ice for a "friendly" game with the Potomac Patriots U19 girls team.  The youngsters took it to the Cats who had to play like teenagers again.  Cats goalie, Anita Wray stood on her head and made some strong saves against the crafty youngsters, but in the end, youth trumped wisdom and the Cats fell 6-1.  Rhonda Quiring scored the lone Cats goal with some relentless crease crashing and banged one in past the Patriot's goaltender.  All in all, it was a fun night on the ice, and a great experience for both teams.  If the Lady Patriots are any indication, NoVA women's hockey will be well stocked in the years to come.  Good luck to the both Lady Patriots teams, the U19 and the U16 on the rest of their seasons. 

The Wildcats are back on the ice at PW Ice Center this Saturday, November 14, vs. Hagerstown Mayhem at 8:10.