The Whale skated today against the defending champion Whitecaps in Minnesota. The starters for the game for the Whitecaps was Amanda Leveille, and for the Whale it was Brooke Wolejko.
In the first period, the Whitecaps got off to a fast start by scoring 2 minutes into the game. The goal coming from Allie Thunstrom, the assists on the play coming from Lauren Barnes and former Whale defender Amanda Boulier. 11 minutes later, the Whitecaps would double their lead. The goal coming from Amanda Boulier, her second point of the game. The assist coming from Jonna Curtis. 3 minutes later, Jonna Curtis would notch a goal, for her second point of the game. Assists on the play came from Amanda Boulier, her second assist and third point of the game; Meaghan Pezon got the other assist on the play. The Whitecaps would take a 3-0 lead after 1.
In the second period, the Whitecaps would once again get off to a fast start. This time it would take 3 minutes to start the scoring in the period. The goal coming once again from Amanda Boulier, it would be her second goal of the game, and her fourth point of the game. Assist on the play came from Nicole Schammel and Audra Richards. After both teams traded some back and forth chances for most of the period, the Whitecaps would tally again with about 3 minutes left in the period. The goal coming from Allie Thunstrom, her second goal of the game. The assists on the play came from Jonna Curtis, her second assist of the game; Kelsey Cline also tallied an assist on the play. Before the end of the period, the Whale would get on the board. The goal coming from their All Star rookie forward Emma Vlasic. The assists on the play coming from fellow All Star Grace Klienbach and Whale newcomer Janine Weber. The period would end with the Whitecaps up 4-1.
In the third period, the Whale decided to make a goaltending change, which saw the departure of Brooke Wolejko and the entrance of Cassandra Goyette. Goyette played some lockdown goaltending as she would face 14 shots and made 13 saves. The Whitecaps would add a fifth goal in the game, a great snipe shot my Meaghen Peronist, her second point of the game. The assist on the play went to Nicole Schammel, which was her second assist of the game. The game would end with the Whitecaps winning 6-1.
Amanda Leveille ended up facing 32 Whale shots and made 31 saves, while Brooke Wolejko faced 19 Whitecaps shots and made 14 saves.
The Whale will once again face the Whitecaps tomorrow at 3p in Minnesota. Questions for tomorrow on whether or not Wolejko or Goyette will get the start for the Whale tomorrow.
For those keeping track at home, Shannon Doyle added 1 blocked shot today, giving her a total of 48 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 2 shots on goal today, This gives her a total of 27 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: