The 2019 Canada Winter Games ended with a Saturday afternoon loss for a trio of Diamond Energy Female Midget AAA Wildcats on Team Sask women's hockey.

Battling for fifth place with their neighbours to the east, Team Sask fell 5-3 to Team Manitoba to place sixth.

Wildcats forwards Carissa Hogan and Taylor Lind were both held off the stat sheet in their final game on the national stage in Red Deer.

The team, coached by Wildcats' bench boss Terry Pavely finished the games with an overall record of 2-4.

Team Sask went 1-2 in the round robin, fell to Team Ontario in the quarters, topped Nova Scotia in the B-side semis, before Saturday's loss to Manitoba.

Pavely, Hogan, and Lind all get back to the SFMAAAHL grind this week, as playoffs are just around the corner.

Game 1 of the Wildcats' opening round best-of-five series with the Battlefords Sharks is set for March 7 at 7:45 p.m. from Fairview West.