Boston and Montreal Have a Winning Weekend in Ontario

The Boston Blades were in Toronto to face the Furies on Dec. 10 in a back-and-forth contest that would need a shoot out to determine a winner.

Gigi Marvin would be the lone scorer in the one-on-one battle securing a win for the Bladies.

The Furies opened the scoring with a power-play goal by Kori Cheverie at 6:40 of the first period that would be protected until the second period.

On back-to-back power plays, the Blades added two of their own from Kelli Stack and Caitlin Cahow to take a 2-1 lead.

Just over six minutes later, Meagan Aarts netted one for the Furies tying the game back up.

The Blades were 2-for-5 on the power play and allowed one goal during five penalty kills.

 Double Up

Not wanting a repeat of the previous night, the Blades came out early on Sunday with Saturday’s hero Marvin potting a power-play goal less than four minutes into the game.

Alyssa Wohlfeiler doubled the score for the Bladies late in the first period.

The Furies finally got on the board with a quick goal by Frances McPhail just over a minute into the second period, cutting Boston’s lead in half.

Brittany Simpson gave Boston the go-ahead goal and Marvin netted her second of the game just 30 seconds later; Boston wasn’t going to let Toronto slip away with a point this time around.

Cheverie scored with eight seconds remaining in the period but Boston held a 4-2 lead going into the last frame.

Less than a minute into the third period Kate Buesser scored for the Blades followed by a goal from Micaela Long less than 30 seconds later.

Cheverie netted her second of the game, on the power play, near the end of the third period but it wouldn’t be enough.

For every two goals Boston scored, Toronto could only answer with one which resulted in a 6-3 win for the Blades.

Back and Forth Game

Meghan Agosta scored a hat trick, including the over time game-winning goal, as the Montreal Stars defeatd the Brampton Hockey Club 5-4 at Canlan Ice Sports in Scarborough, Sunday.

At 3:02 of the extra period, Brampton took a penalty for too many men and just over a minute later Agosta, who is second in league scoring, netted the winner as the Stars swept the weekend series.

CWHL scoring leader, Caroline Ouellette scored Montreal’s other two goals and also added an assist.

Jayna Hefford put Brampton on the board early in the second period to cut Montreal’s lead in half and added her second of the game at 15:19 of the third to tie the game at three.

Vicki Bendus gave Brampton their first lead of the game at 17:39 of the third period before Agosta scored her second to tie the contest and push over time.

Ashley Riggs and Courtney Birchard each had two assists in the loss.

Newly acquired goaltender Kendra Fisher got the start for Brampton and stopped 26 of the 31 shots she faced while Jenny Lavigne made 28 saves for the Stars.

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