The second game of the series between the Toronto Six and the Connecticut Whale took place this afternoon. Toronto won the first game by a final score of 5-1. Here is how the two teams would line up.
There was no scoring in the first period; however, it was a pretty even matchup, as both teams registered seven shots on net. With both goalies coming up with the answers to the offensive chances.
In the second period, we would get the first goal of the game, it was provided by the home team. A pass from the corner by Mikyla Grant-Mentis would find the tape of Shiann Darkangelo in front of the net and driven by Abbie Ives.
Three minutes later, the Toronto Six would double their lead. This time the goal would come from Taylor Davison. It would be Davison’s first goal of the season. A beautiful rush up the right side of the ice by Darkangelo, she would feed a pass to the middle and find the stick of Davison, who put the shot over Ives’ glove.
Before the end of the second period, the Toronto Six would add another goal. Their third of the period, and a run of eight unanswered goals. A shot by Darkangelo was blocked by the Whale defense. The puck was then picked up by Grant-Mentis, who at the top of the right circle moved toward the middle. The reigning MVP then roofed the shot over Ives’ glove and in the net.
In the third period, Connecticut would change goalies, Abbie Ives would be replaced by Jessia Strack.
The Whale would then get on the board and stop the unanswered goal streak. The goal coming from Amanda Crawley, it would be her second goal of the season. A feed from the right side of the ice, behind the net, would find the tape of Crawley in the slot. She would roof the shot over Chuli’s blocker.
Late in the period, the Whale would make it interesting by nabbing their second goal of the game, cutting the lead down to 1. Kennedy Marchment would find the puck in the corner, she would travel up to the left circle. When she got to the dot, she ripped the shot that would get over Chuli’s blocker and in the net.
That would be the closest the Whale would get, as the Six would hang on and sweep the weekend series.
According to the boxscore, Abbie Ives of the Connecticut Whale faced 16 shots, making 13 saves, and Jessica Strack of the Whale faced 3 shots, making 3 saves. While Elaine Chuli of the Toronto Six faced 26 shots, making 25 saves.
The next game for the Toronto Six will be on December 4th against the Boston Pride in Boston at 7p. While the next game for the Connecticut Whale will also be on December 4th against the Minnesota Whitecaps in Connecticut at 3p.