Hockey Day in Canada – Sarnia, ON
The Furies travelled south to Sarnia, ON for Scotiabank’s Hockey Day in Canada. This was an exciting game for players, staff, friends, family and most importantly the fans. The game brought in over 1,000 fans from all over southern Ontario. The Furies wouldn’t disappoint, as they got on the board first in just 30 seconds. #44 Dingeldein would add her 5th of the season with an incredible cross-ice pass from hometown favourite Carolyn Prevost. However, it would be all Montreal after that, tallying seven unanswered goals. Montreal’s Marin, Bettez, Desrochers and Emard would add four quick goals ending the first 4-1 Les Canadiennes.
The 1000+ fans would not back down and kept the roar of the crowd alive. Despite the Furies’ best efforts, Montreal’s powerhouses were back to work, as Bettez and Marin would tally their second of the night – increasing the lead to 6-1. Montreal’s Erinn Noseworthy would round out the period adding another goal to make it 7-1.
Toronto did see some light in the third as Rookie, now forward Sydney Kidd would burry her first ever CWHL goal. Another hometown favourite and newly expressed transgender athlete Jessica Platt scored a rocket from the blue line to close out the game. The final scoreboard would read 7-3 in favour of Les Canadiennes.
Ann-Sophie Bettez – Les Canadiennes Montreal
Noemie Marin – Les Canadiennes Montreal
Cassandra Poudrier – Les Canadiennes Montrea
After a disappointing Saturday game in Sarnia, the Furies had their chance to redeem themselves on home ice. Things got off to a quick start for the Furies. Just two minutes in, Carolyne Prevost passed the puck from the blue line to Brittany Zuback and snuck a backhanded goal past MTL goalie Catherine Herron. The score was 1-0 with lots of time to keep the momentum going.
With just over 8 minutes left of the first period, the Furies decided to keep the ball rolling. Defenceman Shannon Moulson made a cross-ice pass to acting captain Emily Fulton who drove the net, and after two self-rebounds (putting no quit in her game), landed goal number 2 with another backhand— her eighth goal of the season. The score stood at 2-0 for the Furies.
Halfway through the second period, the Furies landed a powerplay opportunity and did not take it for granted. After a small game of tic-tac-toe and 55 seconds of powerplay time left, Fulton landed a beautiful one-timer goal with the help of Furies defencemen Carlee Campbell and Shannon Moulson. The top-corner goal makes it Fulton’s second of the game and 9th of the season.
Les Canadiennes responded a few minutes after with their first goal shot by Forward Kayla Tutino, tallying the score at 3-1 with time to redeem. A little over a minute following Montreal’s first goal, #12 Noemie Marin decides to minimize the score gap with a shorthanded goal assisted by Clement-Hydra and Bettez. The board read 3-2 at the end of the second.
It was a long third period with Toronto waiting for the clock to run down, while Les Canadiennes wished they had more time to keep their winning streak alive against the Furies. Even though Montreal dominated with their shots on net over Toronto, the Furies held on for a big win over Montreal with a 3-2 final.
The Furies swept the board with all three players of the game coming from Toronto: