Apps Scores Big as Brampton Thrashes Toronto

Tessa Bonhomme, in a photo from Nov. 27, had a goal in the Furies loss Saturday. Photo by: CWHL Images

Ashley Riggs scored twice and Gillian Apps had a goal and three assists as the Brampton Hockey Club walked over the Toronto Furies 7-2 in Canadian Women’s Hockey Day action at the Ricoh Coliseum.

Apps, a two-time Canadian Olympic gold medalist, is the granddaughter of Hockey Hall of Fame member Syl Apps who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1936 to 1948 and daughter of Syl Apps, Jr. who played 10 seasons in the NHL.

Andrea Ironside opened the scoring for Brampton with a soft backhand that trickled by Sami Jo Small, who was later pulled in the third period.

On a power play in the second period, Molly Engstrom gave Brampton a 3-0 lead on a goal through Small’s legs. Later in the period, Riggs scored her second of the game when she shoveled a loose puck over Small, who was sprawled in the crease.

Cherie Piper scored Brampton’s sixth goal of the game in the third and added two assists.

On the same shift, Jayna Hefford buried a rebound giving Brampton a 7-0 lead, ending Small’s night between the pipes.

Toronto finally got on the scoreboard on a tip in goal by Jennifer Brine, who also had an assist in the loss.

Recent Battle of The Blades winner, Tessa Bonhomme would add a powerplay goal late in the third.

Brampton’s next game is Dec. 10 against the Montreal Stars while Toronto will host the Boston Blades at George Bell Arena the same day.

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