Penalty Trouble Sinks Whale

The Toronto Six and the Connecticut Whale faced off for the first time ever. Before the game today, the Connecticut Whale had some huge news break, some additional players for the roster were added today.

Didn’t take long for Rachel Ade and Sarah Hughson to hit the ice, as they were both starters for the Whale today.

There was no scoring in the first period, as both teams were trying to play their game. Toronto led the period in the shots department by account of 11-7. The Whale took two penalties versus Toronto’s one penalty in the period.

It would be a little over halfway in the second period before we got the breakthrough in the scoring. The goal coming from Toronto forward Sarah-Eve Coutu Godbout. Assist on the play coming from Amy Curlew.

The Six would double their lead 3 minutes later, the goal coming via the power play. The goal was scored by Taylor Woods, assist on the play from Mikyla Grant-Mentis. The Six would take a 2-0 heading into the third period.

In the third period, the Six would grab a third goal a little over a minute into the period. This time, the goal would come from Mackenzie MacNeil, with the assists coming from Taylor Woods, her second point of the game, and Breanne Wilson-Bennett. 2 minutes later, MacNeil would get her second goal of the game. Giving the Six a 4-0 lead. The goal would be unassisted.

About halfway through the period, the six would grab another goal. Taytum Clairmont would be the recipient who would find the back of the net. Assists on the play would come from Shiann Darkangelo and Mikyla Grant-Mentis, her second point of the game. About a minute later, Grant-Mentis would find the back of the net, securing her third point of the game. The lone assist on the play coming from Taytum Clairmont, her second point of the game. The Six would go on to win the game 6-0.

Elaine Chuli was the starter for Toronto, she would face 25 shots and would make 25 saves. Abbie Ives was the starter for the Whale, she faced 30 shots and made 26 saves before she was pulled. Mariah Fujimagari would come in and face 7 shots and made 5 saves.

You can check out the box score here:

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