Monday, April 10, 2017
Game 3 – Waves vs Lightning
Day 3 games got off to an electric start with an tight battle between the Waves and Lightning. Both teams were coming off wins in the previous day and cam out hard looking to earn consecutive wins. The teams were cautious in the first period as they limited their opposition’s offense chances. Late in the first period, the Waves opened the scoring as Kelsey Dent (Prince George) drew a penalty, and made no mistake sneaking a shot passed the goaltender on her ensuing penalty shot. The second period started off quickly for the Lightning as they evened the game 2:14 in when Pyper Alexander (Williams Lake) wristed a shot from the circle surprising the Waves keeper. The Lightning took the lead only a minute later as Alexis Samp (Kelowna) fired a shot through the stick side on her Penalty Shot attempt. The Waves did not cave, pushing back right away. Natalie Knight (Kamloops) was hauled down and awarded penalty shot at 12:01 and scored with a beautiful shot right under the crossbar to even the game at 2. The scored remained tied heading into the third period. The Lightning jumped out front early in the period Desiree Weins (Abbotsford) got the puck with time in the slot and buried it stick side. The game intensified with both teams trading chances. As the clock wound down, the Waves pulled the goaltender and applied the pressure with the extra attacker. With 42 seconds left in regulation Jenna Buglioni (Port Moody) found the loose puck and rifled it upstairs to tie the game. For the first time of the weekend, we were headed to Overtime. However, an exciting 4 on 4 period solved nothing and we headed to a shootout. The goaltenders stood tall forcing the shootout into an 8th round, where the Waves Carli Howe (Coquitlam) skated in and scored a beauty over the glove to win it for the Waves.
Game 4 – Monarchs vs Hawks
The Monarchs and Hawks faced off in the second game of Day 3 and played a hard fought tight checking game. Both teams started tentatively and were not able to force much offensively through tough defense. Late in the period the Monarchs were awarded a Penalty Shot when Zosia Adamek (Victoria) was taken down, Zosia showed off some slick hands and beat the goalie with a great move to open the scoring. The second period remained tight checking as both teams refused to give in. The Monarchs carried their 1-0 lead into the third period. The Hawks came out strong in the third looking to even the game, but ran into some hot goaltending. The Monarchs extended their lead as Zosia Adamek potted her second goal of the game on another great move on a 2 on 1. The Hawks pulled the goalie to get back into it late, but to no avail as Kathleen Fordham (Whitehorse) scored into the empty. The goaltending duo of Bella Heng (Coquitlam) and Sage Matthews (Meadow Creek) combined for the shutout in the 3-0 Monarchs victory.
Game 5 – Lightning vs Monarchs
Bright and early for the final day of camp, the Lightning and Monarchs got things started. An evenly played first period saw the Lightning take a 1-0 lead into the break on a deflection from Lauryn Lee (Vancouver). The lightning came out quick in the second period potting 3 in the first 10 minutes with goals from Alexis Samp (Kelowna), Lyndsy Acheson (Summerland), and Katie Chan (Richmond). The Monarchs started the period with a little push back as Sara Vermeulen (Williams Lake) got them on the board with a nice breakaway goal. However, the was all the Monarchs could muster and the Lightning offense over powered them. The Lightning came back with 7 goals in the period. Katie Chan added 3 more goals to give her 4 total on the day. Alexis Samp scored two more to complete the Hat Trick. And Breanna Ouellet (Merritt) and Isabelle Oestreich (Whitehorse) added one goal each.
Game 6 – Waves vs Hawks
The final game of the week saw the Waves square off against the Hawks. The Waves came out strong looking to complete the week without a loss. The first period saw the Waves score four times, with a pair of goals each from Jenna Buglioni (Port Moody) and Carli Howe (Coquitlam). The Waves kept the pressure on, Jenna Buglioni completed her Hat Trick with a strong move. The Hawks had strong push back and added one of their own to disrupt the shutout bid, as Nicole Soon (Richmond) blasted one in from the slot. The Waves came right back, however, as Ashley Morrow (Delta) one timed a shot into the top corner. Early in the third period, the Hawks began their bid for a comeback scoring two quick goals by Carolynn Ballarin (Trail) and Grace Elliot (Surrey) to close the gap to 6-3. The Waves bounced back with one of their own when Sydney Roberts (Surrey) finished off a nice passing play. The Hawks kept coming and added two more goals by Sarah Paul (West Kelowna) and Nicole Soon, who scored her second of the day, to close the gap to 7-5. That was as close as they would come, and the Waves hold on for the victory to go undefeated for the week.