New Year, Not So New Outcome

After putting away their first win of the season just before the Christmas Break, the Burlington Barracudas (1-10-0) fell 5-2 and 4-3 at home against the second place Boston Blades (10-2-0) to start the New Year.

In Saturday’s game, Burlington took an early lead on the power play but it would be their only lead of the night.

Jaclyn Hawkins tied the game in the second period, then Erika Lawler added a 5-on-3 power-play goal before Caitlin Cahow sealed the period giving Boston a 3-1 lead.

Shannon Sisk gave the Blades a 4-2 lead with 1:29 left in the game and Whitney Naslund scored 12 seconds later for the 5-2 win.

On Sunday, Hawkins scored Boston’s first goal of the game again, at 4:48 of the opening period as the Blades took a 2-1 lead into the second.

The Barracudas came out strong in the second period, scoring two goals on Mandy Mackrell to take a 3-2 lead into the final frame.

In the third period, Jessica Koizumi scored her second of the game to tie it, before Marvin netted the game-winning goal.

By the way, if you’re looking for an inside look at life in the CWHL and life on the road for the Boston Blades, Jaclyn Hawkins writes an excellent blog on WomensHockeyLife.com (an amazing portal of blogs and information for all you women’s hockey needs nationally and over seas).

Here’s her post about the road trip to Burlington, with a must-watch video.

Toronto Has Better Weekend in Montreal

The first place Montreal Stars (12-2-0) scored a goal per period on Saturday as they went on to shutout the Toronto Furies (5-6-4) 3-0 at Arena Etienne-Desmarteau.

CWHL scoring leader Meghan Agosta scored a goal and an assist while fourth ranked scorer Vanessa Davidson added two helpers.

Sarah Vaillancourt and Catherine Ward, ranked third and fifth in scoring respectively, also scored for the Stars.

On Sunday, the Furies were on the winning side of a 3-1 score, handing Montreal just their second loss of the season.

Sami Jo Small made 47 saves en route to her second win between the pipes.

After a scoreless first period, Martine Garland scored her first of the season, short-handed and unassisted, to give Toronto a 1-0 lead.

Brooke Beazer added what would be the game-winning goal at 14:22 of the second period. Tessa Bonhomme also scored for the Furies.

Agosta netted the lone goal for the Montreal Stars.

Montreal also hosted a fundraiser, including a silent auction, door prizes, chuck-a-puck competitions and presentations by their Olympians, with proceeds going back to support the club.

The Montreal Gazette wrote a great preview of the Toronto vs Montreal game, check it out.

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