The other game happening this weekend is a series between the Toronto Six and the Minnesota Whitecaps. It is the first time these two teams are playing against each other this season. Tonight’s game has the Minnesota Whitecaps wearing special purple jerseys for cancer awareness. Here is how both teams would line up.
Early in the first period, it would be the visiting Six who would strike first in the game. While on the power play, a shot on the right side by the Six was stopped by Amanda Leveille. A net mouth scramble ensued and coming up with the rebound to chip it over Leveille was Michela Cava. The Six would take the 1-0 lead heading into the second.
Early in the second period, the Six would double their lead, once again coming via the power play. A pass by Mikyla Grant-Mentis would find Emma Woods. Woods would skate out of the right corner to the right circle. She would be unmarked by the Whitecaps defenders and Woods would rifle the shot over Leveille’s shoulder and in the net.
The Whitecaps thought that they had gotten on the board late in the second period; however, after an official review, they ruled it no goal. The Six would take a 2-0 lead heading into the third period.
In the third period, the Six would add an insurance marker. The pass by Amy Curlew would find Tori Charron going up the ice. She would deke then skate around the Whitecaps defender, then she would deke to the backhand, and slot the puck past Leveille.
As the game was winding down, the Six would add another insurance marker, and their fourth goal of the game. A nice drop pass in the slot would find Emma Woods’ stick and she would get her second goal of the game by burying the shot through Leveille. The final score of the game was 4-0.
Elaine Chuli would earn the shutout by stopping all 28 shots by the Whitecaps; while Amanda Leveille would face 45 shots by the Six, making 41 saves.
These two teams will square off against each other tomorrow at 12p CST in Minnesota.