In the final game of the regular season, the Whale would once again face the Whitecaps. Amanda Leveille would get the start for the Whitecaps, and the Whale would turn to Sonjia Shelly for the starting duties.
In the first period, the Whitecaps would get the lead first. The goal coming from Meghan Lorence, her 10th goal of the season. The assists on the play came from Stephanie Anderson and Jonna Curtis. The Whitecaps had a 1-0 lead after the first period.
There was no scoring in the second period, and the Whitecaps maintained their lead heading into the third. In the third period, the Whitecaps would get off to a fast start, scoring before the period was three minutes old and doubling their lead. The goal coming from Nicole Schammel, her 11th goal of the season. The Whale would cut into the lead, the goal coming from Sarah Schwenzfeier, her second goal of the weekend and her 6th goal of the season. The assists came from Taylor Marchin and Janine Weber. The Whitecaps would restore their 2 goal lead, the goal coming via the power play. The goal was scored by Audra Richards, her 9th goal of the season; setting a new career high in goals for her. Assists on the play came from Allie Thunstrom and Jonna Curtis. The game would finish as a 3-1 victory in favor of the Whitecaps.
Both goalies were once again brilliant as Amanda Leveille would face 49 Whale shots and she made 48 saves. As for Sonjia Shelly, she faced 42 Whitecaps shots and came up with 39 saves.
The next game for the Connecticut Whale will be against the Buffalo Beauts in Buffalo. That game to take place on March 6th. This game will be a playoff game!
For those keeping track at home, Shannon Doyle registered 2 blocked shot today, still giving her a total of 62 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:
Kendra Broad did not dress today, but she still has 30 shots on goal. Please check out the charity that she is fundraising for. 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: