The second game on the docket today after the PHF’s long hiatus is a matchup between the Toronto Six and the Buffalo Beauts. Here is how the two teams would line up:
Early in the first period, the Toronto Six would get on the board first. The play on the right circle, the puck would find the stick of Stephanie Sucharda, who would lay a pass in the middle of the ice to the streaking Leah Marino, who would shoot the puck past Carly Jackson’s glove.
Three minutes later, the Six would double their lead. The goal coming from last seasons reigning MVP Mikyla Grant-Mentis. A breakaway which saw her shot get through Jackson’s blocker side.
Before the end of the first period, the Six would add another goal. A great steal by the Toronto Six player behind the Beauts net, led to a wrap around chance and on the ensuing net mouth scramble, the puck would find Amy Curlew’s stick and she would roof the backhand over Jackson. The Six would take a 3-0 lead heading into the second period.
Early in the second period, the Six would get on the board once again. A 3 on 2 rush was capitalized by quick passing by the Six. The goal being scored by Meagan Beers, who slid a backhand shot passed the sprawling Carly Jackson. This was the only goal in the second period and the Six would take a 4-0 lead heading into the third.
Carly Jackson would be pulled for the third and Lovisa Berndtsson would come into the game. Early in the third period, the Six would get on the board once again. This time the goal would come from Taylor Day, with the assists on the play coming from Shiann Darkangelo, her second point of the game and Tori Charron.
A minute later, the visiting Buffalo Beauts would get on the board, ending the shutout bid. A shot from the right side of the ice by Missy Segall would find its way to Chuli and she would kick the rebound to the left circle. The first player there was Cassidy MacPherson who blasted the shot top shelf.
Toronto would have the last laugh, as Leah Marino would score again, for her second goal of the game. A shot from the right side was mishandled by Berndtsson and the rebound would find the stick of Marino and she would put the rebound home. The Six would take this one by a final score of 6-1.
Carly Jackson of the Beauts would face 16 shots, making 12 saves, and Lovisa Berndtsson would face 24 shots making 22 saves. Elaine Chuli of the Six would face 27 shots, making 26 saves.