The Innovation Federal Credit Union U18 AAA Wildcats salvaged a split in Saskatoon with a 4-3 shootout victory over the Stars on Sunday at Merlis Belsher Place.
Kaylee Williams scored two goals 1:06 apart in the second period to put Swift Current up 2-0, but Saskatoon wrapped up the middle frame with three unanswered goals, two from Avery Bairos and another from Haley Braun, to take a 3-2 lead after 40 minutes. Alexie Palchinski tied the game up with 11 minutes to go in the third period to force overtime, and Williams scored the lone goal of the shootout in the fifth round to give the Wildcats the victory.
Paige Fischer stopped 41 shots in regulation and overtime and all five shootout attempts she faced to get the win in goal. The Stars outshot Swift Current 42-30.
The Wildcats (7-14-2-3) visit the Prince Albert Bears next weekend.