The second game of the weekend series between the Connecticut Whale and the Metropolitan Riveters took place this evening. In the first game, it saw the Connecticut Whale come out on top by a score of 5-1. Here is how the two teams would line up today:
In the first period, it would be the Connecticut Whale who would get the first goal of the game. Emily Fluke would hold the puck at the point, send a nice pass to Cailey Hutchison in the middle. She took the shot, and Wolejko kicked the rebound right to Janine Weber, who shot the puck top shelf, making no mistake.
Five minutes later, the Whale would then double their lead in the game. WHile on the power play, Girard would pass the puck to the point. The shot from Tori Howran would get through a maze of bodies and reach all the way to Brooke Wolejko. The rebound would find its way to the slot, and the puck would be slammed home by Amanda Conway.
Before the end of the period, the Riveters would get on the board and cut into the Whale lead. While on the power play, there was a pass to the point from Colleen Murphy to Rachael Ade. Ade would then throw the puck to Kendall Cornine, who would go up the middle of the ice. She would then unleash a slapshot that would go underneath Abbie Ives’ glove and in the net. The Whale would take a 2-1 lead heading into the second period.
In the second period, the Whale would get back their two goal lead. The goal coming from Janka Hlinka, it’s her first PHF goal of the season. Hannah Bates would pick up the puck at her own blue line. She would skate the puck in the offensive zone. When she got to the right circle, she would lay off a beautiful drop pass to Hlinka, who would rifle the shot over Wolejko’s glove. The Whale would take a 3-1 lead heading into the third period.
Early in the third period, the Riveters would once again get on the scoresheet and cut into the Whale lead. The shot from the point from Rachael Ade, the puck would get deflected in front by Theresa Knutson, and the ensuing deflection would go over Ives’ glove. However, that would be the closest the Riveters would get, as the Whale would hold on to the 3-2 victory.
Brooke Wolejko of the Riveters would face 31 shots from the Whale, making 28 saves; while Abbie Ives would face 17 shots from the Riveters, making 15 saves.
The next game for the Connecticut Whale will be against the Toronto Six for a weekend series to take place in Danbury on January 22nd and 23rd. While the next Riveters game will be against the Boston Pride in Boston on the same weekend.