The Wildcats will represent the region at the Esso Cup later this month

The Mid Isle Wildcats are Esso Cup-bound.

After an opening round loss to the Nova Scotia reps Northern Subway Selects on Thursday, the Mid Isle Wildcats rolled out four straight wins and defeated the same Northern Subway Selects 2-0 in the gold medal game at the 2017 Atlantic Midget Female Hockey Championship at the East Hants Sportsplex in Lantz, N.S.

The game was scoreless until Keiran Andrews was finally able to beat Selects’ goaltender Lily Currie and get the Wildcats on the board with just 1:49 remaining in the third period. Tournament leading scorer Taylor Gillis added an empty-net goal to seal the victory for the Wildcats just 50 seconds later.

Wildcats’ goalie Maggie Johnston, the top goaltender at the tournament, was outstanding in goal earned the shutout and victory between the pipes.

The victory earns the Mid Isle Wildcats a berth in the 2017 Esso Cup and the opportunity to represent the Atlantic region. The national championship runs from April 23-27 in Morden, Man.

The last PEI team to attend the Esso Cup National Championships was in 2011 when the Atlantic Region was represented by the Kings County Kings.