Amy Potomak of Aldergrove celebrates scoring the first goal for Fraser Valley in a game against Kootenay at the 2014 BC Winter Games.

Amy Potomak of Aldergrove celebrates scoring the first goal for Fraser Valley in a game against Kootenay at the 2014 BC Winter Games.

Female Hockey: Fraser Valley, Amy Potomak bomb Kootenay, 8-0

Chilliwack player Potomak scored two goals and picked up two assists, and Fraser Valley picked up its second BC Games win of 2014.

by Eric Welsh

Contributor, Black Press

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The Fraser Valley female hockey team bombed their Kootenay counterparts 8-0 in their second game of Friday, with Amy Potomak picking up two goals and two assists.

Potomak opened the scoring with an unassisted snipe 9:24 into the first period, and Sophia Christopherson doubled the lead six minutes later, at 15:33.

Fraser Valley then widened the gap with a three-goal second period. Chilliwack native Tamina Kehler picked up one, with Jessie Sanghe and Priya Sidhu scoring the others. Fraser Valley poured it on in the third, with goals by Potomak, Alexis Kahlert and Madeleine Ericsson wrapping up the scoring.

Chilliwack Minor Hockey product McKenna Unger got the shutout in goal.

“It was really intense and fast-paced, probably the most up-tempo game I’ve ever played in,” Kehler said with a smile. “All the girls are really good and it was a really good experience. It was a lot of fun.”

Like most of the teams in this tournament, the Fraser Valley girls have only a couple practices together. Despite that, Kehler said they were throwing the puck around like they’d been a team for years.

“We were passing and we just knew where the other people were,” she noted. “We worked so well together. That surprises me, but it’s a good kind of surprise.”

Fraser Valley takes on Vancouver Island–Central Coast in their second game of the day, starting at 5 p.m.