In the second game of the night of the Chesterville Women’s Ball Hockey League, Red played host to Blue. Red’s Lesley Ann Tupper had a big night with a goal and two assists to help Red post a victory over the league’s top team 4-1. Moore photo
CHESTERVILLE — Yellow played host to Black in the opening game of the Chesterville Women’s Ball Hockey League on Thursday night and in the late game Red welcomed Blue.
Yellow 2 Black 1
In the first game of the evening in the Chesterville Women’s Ball Hockey League at the Chesterville Arena on Thus., July 6, Yellow welcomed Black. Yellow went into the game in second place, five points behind the first-place Blue team and just two points ahead of Red in third. Black sat alone in the basement with just four points.
Yellow was the first to hit the score sheet as Jenny Wright snapped one home from Stephanie Shane to take a 1-0 lead. Neither team could capitalize before the end of the opening frame as Yellow took the 1-0 lead into the second period.
Yellow made it 2-0 when Patti Hall blasted one to the back of the cage from Angie VanGurp-Helmer at 11:33 of the second period. Black got one back at 14:16 as Amy Bekkers slapped one home from Dayna Bekkers to make it 2-1.
Yellow took the 2-1 lead into the third period. Yellow’s defence came up big in the third period as well as some good goaltending by Cashelle Baldwin held Black off the board taking the game 2-1 and moving to within three points of Blue for first place. Baldwin picked up the win in Yellow’s goal.
Red 4 Blue 1
In the second game of the night Red played host to Blue. Blue went into the game in first place with 16 points on eight wins. Red entered the game with nine points with four wins and a tie but in their last meeting Blue took the game with a 5-1 victory.
Red opened the scoring just 1:40 into the first period when Janice Casselman slammed one to the back of the net from Geena Rose and Lesley Ann Tupper to take a 1-0 lead. Red made it 2-0 when Kaitlyn Kerr fired one home from Tupper at 12:41.
Blue cut Red’s lead in half as Carly Crump rattled one home from Leigh Ann Dearing at 5:50. Red took the 2-1 lead into the second period. Red restored a two-goal lead when Tupper sniped one from Rose at 7:06 of the second period. Red kept the pressure on the short-handed Blue team and made it a 4-1 game when Casselman scored her second of the game from Rose and Tupper.
Red took a 4-1 lead into the final stanza. The teams traded scoring chances but neither were able to find the back of the net as Red surprised the first-place team with a 4-1 victory. Red kept pace with Yellow but still trails the top two teams.
In the first game of the night in the Chesterville Women’s Ball Hockey League on Thurs., July 15, Red welcomes Blue at 7 p.m. Yellow plays host to Black in the night cap at 8 p.m.