The second game of the weekend series between the league leaders, the Toronto Six and the Metropolitan Riveters took place today. In the first game, the Six came out victorious in a close 4-3 victory. Here is how the two teams would line up:
The Riveters once again wore special jerseys for this game today:
In the first period, it would be the visiting Toronto Six who would get on the board first. While on the power play, a shot from the right circle would come in from Emma Woods. The rebound kicked off of Sonjia Shelly and find the stick of last year’s MVP Mikyla Grant-Mentis, who roofed the shot and in the net.
3 minutes later, the Riveters would tie up the game. While the Riveters were on the power play, Kelly Babstock fed a nice cross ice pass to the captain Madison Packer. Who made no mistake from the left circle, she one timed the puck and it went 5 hole on Elaine Chuli.
Before the end of the period, the visiting Six would re-establish their lead. A nice keep in at the blue line by Shiann Darkangelo, she would get her shot in from the right circle. Shelly never fully controlled the puck, and inadvertently poke checked the puck right to the slot. The puck found a waiting Brooke Boquist, who slotted it into the empty net.
There was no scoring in the second period, as both goalies came up with all of the answers to the offensive chances. The Six had the advantage in the shot department, trying to further extend their lead.
A little over halfway through the third period, the Riveters would once again tie the game. The Riveters had a two person advantage, and the shot from the point by Kristen Barbara would get to Chuli. The rebound kicked right to Emily Janiga, who launched a backhand shot off of Chuli’s leg pad. The ensuing rebound kicked right to Rebecca Russo, who stashed the puck home.
Late in the game, the Riveters would take a penalty, and it cost them. On the ensuing faceoff, the Six would win the draw. The puck would find the tape of Emma Woods, who moved to the middle. Sent a pass to the left circle, finding Breanne Wilson-Bennett. She sent a beautiful cross ice pass to the stick of a streaking Taylor Woods. She roofed the shot over Sonjia Shelly’s glove and in the back of the net for the game winner.
Elaine Chuli of the Six faced 39 shots, making 37 saves; while Sonjia Shelly of the Riveters faced 30 shots, making 27 saves.
3 Stars of the Game:
The next game for the Metropolitan Riveters is against the Boston Pride for a weekend matinee on March 5th and 6th in Newark. While the league leaders will play the Boston Pride for a weekend matchup on March 12th and 13th in Toronto.