Minnesota Whitecaps (2-0-0 4pts) v. Metropolitan Riveters (0-3-0 0pts)
Amy Menke – Hannah Brandt – Kate Schipper
Jonna Curtis – Katie McGovern – Allie Thunstrom
Kalli Funk – Haylea Schmid – Meaghan Pezon
Lee Stecklein – Amanda Boulier
Tanja Eisenschmid – Emma Stauber
Amy Schlagel – Chelsey Brodt Rosenthal
Rebecca Russo – Madison Packer – Amanda Kessel
Fiona McKenna – Alexa Gruschow – Audra Richards
Rebecca Morse – Kristin Lewicki – Erika Lawler
Michelle Picard – Chelsea Ziadie
Kiira Dosdall – Jenny Ryan
Kelsey Koelzer – Lexi Slattery
Riveters Penalty – 13:33 – Jenny Ryan 2 minutes for Tripping
Whitecaps Goal – 18:13 – Chelsey Rosenthal (1) from Amy Schlagel
Riveters Goal – 19:08 – Madison Packer (1) from Michelle Picard
End of 1st – MIN – 1 MET – 1
Shots 10 6
Faceoffs 11 6
Hits 00 00
PP 0/1 0/0
This game started off slow and a little sloppy for both teams as they went through a feeling out process, but as the game progressed both teams settled in and started generating good scoring chances for each other.
Need to Do:
Riveters – The Riveters need to do a better job of setting up in the Whitecaps zone, and creating some better scoring opportunities. Also the Riveters need to make some better and cleaner passes.
Whitecaps – The Whitecaps did a great job of getting passes to their points to get shots on goal and will need to continue to do that.
Riveters Penalty – 3:23 – Kiira Dosdall 2 minutes for Tripping
Whitecaps Goal – 12:31 – Amy Menke (1) from Jonna Curtis
Riveters Goal – 17:46 – Madison Packer (2) from unassisted
Whitecaps Goal – 19:04 – Meaghan Pezon (1) from Kalli Funk
End of 2nd – MIN – 3 MET – 2
Shots 23 14
Faceoffs 23 13
Hits 00 00
PP 0/2 0/0
This was a much better period for both teams. The passing was much crisper and some of the better scoring opportunities were generated for both teams. The Riveters were also much more efficient with their overall game, but the Whitecaps were the much better zone team.
Need to Do:
Riveters – The Riveters played a much better 2nd period and responded well when the went down 2-1, but they need to do much better in the faceoff circle. Faceoff wins will help with possession.
Whitecaps – The Whitecaps also had a much better period, and were able to take the momentum back with the late goal for the 3-2 lead. The Whitecaps need to keep pushing the pressure in the Riveters zone.
Riveters Goal – 2:33 – Audra Richards (1) from Kelsey Koelzer
Whitecaps – 9:32 – Hannah Brandt (3) from Lee Stecklein
Whitecaps Penalty – 10:38 – Allie Thunstrom 2 mins for Hooking
Whitecaps ENG – 19:41 – Jonna Curtis (1) from Hannah Brandt
End of 3rd – MIN – 5 MET – 3
Shots 22 27
Faceoffs 31 18
Hits 00 00
PP 0/2 0/1
This was a fun game to watch. The first perood was a little sloppy for both teams, but with the 2nd period, the game tightened up and both teams started to play much better. The Whitecaps were clearly the better in the faceoff circle, but the Riveters took the shot advatage. Both teams responded well when the other scored, but it would be the Whitecaps getting the empty netter to clinch this one.
Post Game Interviews:
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Lee Stecklein –
Madison Packer –
Audra Richards –
Michelle Picard –
Minnesota (3-0-0 6pts) v. Metropolitan (0-4-0 0pts)