Calgary, AB – Coming off an overtime loss the night before, Toronto was looking for revenge as they took to the ice Sunday morning for a rematch against the Calgary Inferno.
Early into the opening frame, Furies forward Jenna Dingeldein was hit awkwardly into the boards by Inferno forward Louise Warren and left the game with an upper body injury. Warren would receive five minutes and game misconduct on the play. The furies took to the power play but were unable to capitalize on their first attempt. It wasn’t until a second penalty was called against the Inferno’s Jacquie Pierri that Toronto would find the back of the net. Michela Cava sent the puck to Erin Ambrose at the point who’s shot was deflected in from by Julie Allen for her second of the season.
At the end of the first frame the shots were 11 – 9 in favour of Toronto who found themselves up 1-0.
Tensions began to rise as both teams entered the second period. Toronto looking to build on their lead. Calgary looking to tie things up. On a clearing attempt in the Toronto zone, Elana Lovell would come charging in from outside the blue line and make contact with Furies forward Erin Zach following her clearing attempt. Zach would remain down on the ice. After being attended to by both teams medical staff, Zach would be removed from the ice via stretcher for precautionary reasons and Lovell would receive 5 minutes and a game misconduct. Unable to capitalize on the ensuing power play, the second period would end with with Furies still up 1 – 0 out shooting the Inferno 9 – 8.
Calgary would tie the game with just under five minutes remaining when Jessica Campbell scored her first of the season from Brittany Esposito and Brianne Jenner. Once again for the second day in a row, the teams were headed into extra time.
With action in both ends, it would once again be the Inferno who found themselves victorious thanks to a goal from Jenner off a pass out of the corner from Rebecca Johnston. The other assist on the play would go to Jill Saulnier.
Zach would be diagnosed with an upper body injury and would be cleared to return to Toronto with the team on their evening flight.
The Furies will head back to Toronto tonight and prepare for next weekends match-up versus Les Canadiennes de Montreal at MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence.
Final Shots: CLG 30 TOR 27
Tim Hortons Three Stars:
3. Sonja van der Bliek (25 Saves)
2. Emerance Maschmeyer (29 Saves)
- Brianne Jenner (1G ; 1A)