The Northern AAA Subway Selects suffered their first loss of the regular season on Saturday in Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League action at the Rath Eastlink Center in Truro.
The Selects were playing host to the Station Six Fire in the battle of the only two undefeated teams, and their first head to head meeting this season.
The Selects spotted a 1-0 lead midway through the first period but then roared back with three unanswered to take a 3-1 lead in the span of four minutes early in the second period.
The Selects then had what they thought was a 4-1 lead, however, the goal was disallowed. That was the turning point, which seemed to take the wind out of the sails of the Subways and breathed new life into the Fire.
They stormed back with three of their own to take 4-3 lead at the end of two periods. Station Six scored 90 seconds into the third to seal the deal with a 5-3 win. Landyn Pitts, Alyssa Fitt and Abby MacKenzie scored for the Selects.
On Sunday, the Selects hosted the Bussy Auto Penguins of Dartmouth and rebounded with an impressive 9-0 win. Mariah Linehan had a big game for the Selects, scoring a pair and adding three assists. KJ Emery, Pitts and Ella MacLean each added two goals and MacKenzie had a single. Erin Sullivan had the shutout.
The Selects are off to Toronto this weekend, where they will take part in the Two Nations Cup tournament.
They return to league play on Dec. 8, when they face the Station Six Fire in the battle for first place.