CWHL Outreach Games and Cancer Fundraiser

Toronto Bests Brampton in Outreach Game

Tessa Bonhomme (Toronto) and Jayna Hefford (Brampton) line up for a ceremonial puck drop at the civic centre in Brantford for a CWHL outreach game where the Furies won 5-4 in a shootout. Photo By: CWHL Images

On Wednesday Nov. 30 the Brampton Hockey Club and the Toronto Furies brought CWHL action to the Civic Centre in Brantford, where the Furies were on the winning end of a 5-4 shootout.

Toronto’s fourth shooter, Jess Scanzano sealed the game for the Furies.

Bringing a CWHL game to Brantford was about developing girls hockey at the minor level, giving the young players something to aspire to. With over a handful of Olympic gold medalists on the ice, the high scoring game did not disappoint.

Cherie Piper, who had two goals in the loss, gave Brampton a 2-0 lead at 10:10 in the first period.

Near the end of the first period, Tessa Bonhomme cut Brampton’s lead in half with a power play goal. Bonhomme added another goal early in the second period to tie the game.

The scoring would continue to go back-and-forth the rest of the game.

Ashley Riggs gave Brampton the go-ahead goal in the second period but Francis McPhail tied the game again just over five minutes later.

Kori Cheverie scored early in the third period for the Furies for the 4-4 tie.

After four rounds of a scoreless shootout, Scanzano finally beat Liz Knox.

Furies and Stars “stick it” to cancer

Members of the Montreal Stars and Toronto Furies at Windsor Arena as part of the Stick it to Cancer fundraiser. Photo by: CWHL Images

Windsor Arena was the host of a Stick it To Cancer fundraising event the weekend of Nov. 26 and 27 where Montreal and Toronto faced off in back-to-back games as No. 1 draft pick Meghan Agosta played in her hometown for the first time in six years.

Canadian rock band, The Trews, played a soldout show at the after-party Saturday at the Capitol Theatre.

Agosta would not disappoint as she scored a hat trick and added two assists in the Stars 12-3 whopping of the Furies in Saturday’s game, which earned her the title of first star.

Caroline Ouellete also had a hat trick and two assists while Bianca Della Porta and Vanessa Davidson each had two goals. Noemie Marin and Sarah Vaillancourt also added a goal apiece.

Kori Cheverie (2) and Jennifer Brine scored for Toronto.

In Sunday’s rematch, the Stars came out on top again, 8-4 with another hat trick from Agosta.

Hometown hero Meghan Agosta had a hat trick in each of Montreal's wins. Photo By: CWHL Images

Ouellette, who scored one goal and added four assists in the win, had nine points over the weekend and leads the league in scoring.

Marin, Davidson and Lisa-Marie Breton-Lebreux each had a goal and an assist for the Stars.

Scoring for the Furies were Brine, Cheverie, Lexi Hoffmeyer and Kelly Zamora.

Money raised from the weekend will go to the Windsor and Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation and Hospice of Windsor and Essex County. Roughly 600 spectators showed up for the event, which the CWHL would like to make annual.

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