January 27th, 2018
After coming off a big win versus the top seeded Les Canadiennes, the Furies were looking to carry that momentum into the weekend. However, Calgary got off to an early start with #10 Kurio getting her 9th of the season, eight minutes in to the game. Toronto had an opportunity to take advantage of a holding penalty against Calgary, but goaltender Post kept the score at 1-0 going into the second period.
The second period would tell a different story. Toronto came out strong and just six minutes in Jenna Dingeldein blew one past Post to even up the score at one. This wouldn’t phase Calgary as they answered back almost immediately with a goal from Dostaler, putting them up 2-1. The momentum shifted in Toronto’s favour as Calgary headed to the penalty box on three separate occasions. Toronto capitalized on their last opportunity with a trick shot from Jess Vella. After the second, it was all tied up at 2.
The refs were not putting their whistles away for the third period. Both teams combined for a total of 5 penalties for the period. Toronto would head to the power play for 3. It would again be their final opportunity where Chicago native Hayley Williams scored her 2nd of the season to give Toronto their first lead of the game. With just six minutes remaining it would be an all out Calgary attack. Block after block, save after save, the Furies battled to the end and earned their 2nd straight win versus a top seeded team.
3 Stars of the Night
1 – Jenna Dingeldein Toronto Furies
2 – Jess Vella Toronto Furies
3 – Amanda Makela Toronto Furies
January 28th, 2018
Game Two saw a sold out crowd for a Sportsnet and You Can Play game.
The Furies needed to keep the momentum going with their back-to-back wins on two of the leagues top seeded teams. Acting captain Emily Fulton put the Furies on the board first and snapped one past Calgary, notching her 10th goal of the season on the power play. Furies got out to a quick lead and carried that momentum right until the final buzzer.
The second period was all about the Furies. Toronto Furies’#27 Carolyne Prevost, #44 Jenna Dingeldein and #12 Jess Vella all scored goals in under ten minutes of play to take a commanding lead of 4-0 over second ranked, Calgary Inferno. With 3 minutes remaining in the 2nd, Calgary broke Amanda Makela’s chance at a shut-out and tallied up their first goal. Both teams headed into the locker room with Toronto leading 4-1.
Just like the previous game, it was a battle until the end. With a hopeful opportunity, Calgary pulled their goalie at the 3 minute mark to try and even the score, but Makela shut the door on every opportunity. Hayley Williams sealed the deal with an empty netter. Toronto swept Calgary with an incredible 5-2 win.
1 – Emily Fulton Toronto Furies
2 – Carolyn Prevost Toronto Furies
3 – Carlee Campbell Toronto Furies