Youth Hockey Correspondent and proud Dad Brian Smith gave this report on Youth Hockey. 

The Wildcats faced off against the Pasadena Maple Leafs in a home game this past Sunday. 

In the first period, there were good scoring opportunities on both ends of the ice, but the game remained scoreless after one period of play. The Maple Leafs got on the board first about 6 minutes into the second period. A minute and a half later, Cole Behseresht tied it up for the Wildcats. 

Three-and-a-half minutes into the third period, the Maple Leafs scored on a 2-on-1 break. Just a minute later, the Maple Leafs scored again, making it 3-1, but Scott Hommel scored to bring the Wildcats back within a goal. With only 44 seconds left in the game, the Wildcats got a power play and then pulled their goaltender to get a 6-on-4 advantage. Unfortunately, they were unable to score, falling to the Leafs with a final score of 3-2.

The Wildcats’ next game is at home on at 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, against the Lady Ducks AA 2.