The Swift Current Innovation Federal Credit Union U18 AAA Wildcats dropped a 5-3 decision to the Notre Dame Hounds on Tuesday night at Duncan McNeill Arena in Wilcox.

Kiara Perrett and Sasha Malenfant gave the Hounds a 2-0 lead midway through the first period before Kyla Benjamin put Swift Current on the board at the 11:21 mark of the period. Eden Carius added a power play goal for the Hounds to wrap up the opening frame, and Perrett and Kate Williams scored in the second period to give the Hounds a 5-1 lead. Dior Stringer and Evangeline Hill had the other goals for the Wildcats.

Alexie Palchinski added two assists for Swift Current and goaltenders Jordyn Ottenbreit and Paige Fischer combined for 28 saves. The Wildcats outshot the Hounds 35-33.

Swift Current (3-5-1-2) will host Prince Albert in their next game on Saturday.