In the second game of the night in the Chesterville Women’s Ball Hockey League on Thurs., June 21, Yellow plaid host to Green. Green was coming off their first win of the season the previous week and looked good early in this game as Erin Cochrane (left) scored on a wrap around beating Yellow’s goalie, Patti Mitton as defenseman, Alannah McRae tries to help her tender out. McRae picked up three helpers and Yellow took the game 5-3. Moore photo
CHESTERVILLE — The Chesterville Women’s Ball Hockey League featured two games this past week as Red welcomed Yellow in the opening game and Yellow took on Green in week nine.
Blue 9 Red 1: In the first game of the night in the Chesterville Women’s Ball Hockey League on Thurs., June 21, at the Chesterville Arena Red played host to Blue. Blue went into the game with an eight game winning streak holding down first place in the top of the standing while Red sat in second place.
Red had a chance to close the gap on the Blue squad with a victory. A loss would almost make it impossible to attain a comeback. Blue opened the scoring just 2:35 of the first period as Anna Fawcett slapped one home from Kelly Francis taking a 1-0 lead. Blue made it 2-0 at 8:49 as Lindsay Cummins sniped one from Kara Bartholomew and Fawcett and 3-0 when Fawcett scored her second of the game from Bartholomew and Leigh Ann Dearing at 10:46. Blue’s offence was just too much for the short-benched Red squad as they made it 4-0 at 11:25 when Cinnamon Boulanger blasted one to the back of the net from Jaclyn Crump.
Blue made it 5-0 when Bartholomew slipped one home from Boulanger and Francis with just 1:42 remaining in the opening frame.
Blue scored again before the buzzer sounded to end the first period as Fawcett completed her hat trick from Bartholomew with just three seconds left. Blue took a 6-0 lead into the second period. Red scored the lone goal of the second period as Kaila Beckstead pounded one to the back of the net from Jessica Rutley and Shaelyn Shay at 11:50 but trailed 6-1 heading into the final frame.
Blue made it 7-1 when Boulanger scored her second of the game from Dearing at 2:02 of the third period. Boulanger completed her hat trick at 4:30 from Cummins and Dearing to give Blue an 8-1 lead.
Blue closed out the scoring at 12:20 as Boulanger slammed home her fourth goal of the night from Bartholomew and Cummins. Blue took the game 9-1 making a statement that they plan to stay on top of the heap.
Picking up the win in Blue’s goal was Roxanne Crump and suffering the loss in Red’s goal was Julia Shaver.
Yellow 5 Green 3: In the second game of the night, Yellow welcomed Green. Green was coming off their first victory of the season the previous week and looked to close the gap for third place. Yellow opened the scoring when Alex Roach scored on a breakaway from Jessica Winters and Alannah McRae at the two-minute mark of the first period to take a 1-0 lead.
Yellow made it 2-0 when Roach scored on her second breakaway sniping one glove-side unassisted at 5:50. Green cut Yellow’s lead in half when Erin Cochrane slid one to the back of the net from Marissa Imrie and Patti Hall at 12:46. Yellow restored their two-goal lead when Shannon McRae powered one home from Winters and Alannah McRae at 13:37.
Yellow took the 3-1 lead into the second period. Green got to within one as Cochrane scored her second of the game from Selina Shane and Laura McDonell at 4:32 of the second period. Yellow took a slim 3-2 lead into the third period.
Green tied the game at three when Angie Van Gurp-Helmer swatted one home from Cochrane and Hall at 9:08. The game remained tied heading into the last minute of the third but Yellow’s Roach timely completed her hat trick with just 55 seconds remaining from Lindsay Waddell and Shannon McRae to make it 4-3.
Yellow added another late goal as Shannon McRae scored her second of the night from Jackie Morris and Alannah McRae with 31 seconds showing on the clock and hung on for a 5-3 win. Picking up the win in Yellow’s cage was Patti Mitton and suffering the loss in goal for Green was Cashelle Baldwin.
Up next: The Chesterville Women’s Ball Hockey League features a double header on Thurs., June 28, at the Chesterville Arena as Blue plays host to Green in the early game at 7 p.m. and Red welcomes Yellow in the night cap at 8 p.m.