The second game of the weekend series between the Toronto Six and the Metropolitan Riveters took place. The first game saw the Six win by a score of 2-1.
Here is how both teams would line up:
Early on in the first period would see the Toronto Six draw first blood in the game. Stephanie Sucharda would send a pass up the middle and would find a streaking Mikyla Grant-Mentis. Last season’s MVP would make no mistake, as her back handed shot would get through Brooke Wolejko. The Six would take a 1-0 lead heading into the second.
In the second period, the Six would double their lead, about halfway through the period. While the Riveters were shorthanded, the Six’s power play went to work. It would be Grant-Mentis who would carry the puck around the right circle and feed a pass to Emma Woods who would one time the puck and find the back of the net. The Six would take a 2-0 lead heading into the third.
Early in the third period, the Six would add an insurance marker. This time it would be Emma Woods returning the favor to Grant-Mentis. The Riveters defense was caught down low, which would lead to a 2 on 0 break for Grant-Mentis and Emma Woods. Grant-Mentis would pass to Woods, who would hold on and pass back to Grant-Mentis. She pulled the puck to her back hand and slotted the puck underneath Wolejko. The Six would hold on to the win and the shutout, the final score being 3-0.
Brooke Wolejko of the Metropolitan Riveters faced 30 shots, making 27 saves; while Elaine Chuli of the Toronto Six stopped all 25 shots she faced, earning the shutout.
3 Stars of the Game:
The next game for the Metropolitan Riveters will take place on Sunday 12/19 against the Boston Pride at 2p EST in Newark. The next game for the Toronto Six will take place on Saturday 12/18 against the Minnesota Whitecaps, in a weekend series. The first game will be at 7p CST in Minnesota.