The Whale and the Riveters faced off against each other for the second time this season. For the Riveters, it would be their second game of the weekend, as they played yesterday against the Boston Pride, losing that game 8-3.
The first period was not a good period for the Connecticut Whale, they got off to a slow start. They didn’t have the puck much in the period in the offensive zone. They were outshot in the period by a tally of 12-2. Unfortunately, a couple of players went down in the game with injuries, first was defender Jordan Brickner, and forward Kayla Meneghin. Although, Meneghin would return in the game. Despite not playing well in the first, there was no scoring in the period.
In the second period, the Riveters would score first. It would only take them 3 minutes to get on the board, the goal coming from Madison Packer, in front of the net. The assist on the play came from ex-Whale defender Colleen Murphy. 8 minutes later, the Riveters would double their lead, with the goal coming from Riveters rookie Kendall Cornine. Assists on the play came from Madison Packer and Kate Leary. Before the end of the period, the Whale were on the power play. They would get on the score sheet and cut the Riveter lead in half. The goal coming from Emma Vlasic, her fourth goal of the season. The goal puts her in a tie for the team lead with Kayla Meneghin. The assist on the play came from Hanna Beattie. The score after 2 periods was 2-1 in favor of the Riveters.
The Whale got off to a fast start in the third. While the Whale were on the penalty kill, Kaycie Anderson would get a breakaway. She went five hole, beating ex-Whale goalie Sam Walther to tie the game at 2. After some great chances traded back and forth between both teams, the Riveters would establish their lead again. The goal coming from Kendall Cornine, it would be her second goal of the game, and her ninth goal of the season. The assist on the play came from Kiira Dosdall. The game would end with the final score being 3-2 in favor of the Riveters.
Both goalies played well, as Sam Walther faced 23 shots and made 21 saves. Brooke Wolejko made her first start of the season, she faced 31 shots and made 28 saves.
The Whale will be off next weekend, their next game will be against the Whitecaps on December 21st in Danbury, CT at 5p.
For those keeping track at home, Shannon Doyle added 3 more blocked shots for the game today, giving her a total of 32 blocks on the year. She is donating a $1 for every block she records for her fundraiser Blocks For Books. Here is the link for those who want to make a donation too:
Also, for those keeping track at home, Kendra Broad had 1 shot on goal today, giving her a total of 14 shots on goal for the season. She is also donating $2 for every shot on goal for Mental Health Connecticut. Here is a link for those who want to make a donation too:
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