CHESTERVILLE—In the last week of the regular season, Green welcomed Yellow in the early game and Blue played host to Red on Thursday night.
Yellow 6 Green 4
In the opening game of the Chesterville Women’s Ball Hockey League on Thurs., July 25, Green played host to Yellow at the Chesterville Arena. Yellow entered into the game in third place, just a single point ahead of Green in fourth.
Yellow opened the scoring at 5:10 of the first period as Jodie Hall slipped one home from Mackenzie Thomas taking a 1-0 lead. Green promptly tied the game just 47 seconds later as Jaclyn Crump swatted one to the back of the net from Jackie Morris and Carly Crump.
Green took their first lead of the game when Morris snapped one home from Carly Crump at 13:04. Green took a 2-1 lead into the second period.
Green took a 3-1 lead when Morris scored her second of the game from Karen Edwards, just 23 seconds into the second period. Yellow got back to within one as Patti Hall riffled one to the back of the net from Sam Benoit. Yellow knotted the affair at three, when Shannon McRae slid one home from Thomas at 10:49 but Green retook the lead at 12:15 as Alyson Erwin pounded one home from Carly Crump. Green took a 4-3 lead into the third period.
Yellow tied the game again when Alex Roach fired one home from Thomas at 4:34 of the third period. Yellow regained the lead when Benoit banged one to the back of the net from Roach at 14:40. Green pressed to score late in the final frame but with just 38 seconds remaining, Roach was sprung on a breakaway and made no mistake sliding one five hole from Amber Sadlemire. Yellow took the game 6-4, moving three points ahead of Green for third place.
Picking up the win in Yellow’s goal was Terri Smith and suffering the loss in Green’s goal was Roxanne Crump.
In the second game of the night in the Chesterville Women’s Ball Hockey League, Blue welcomed Red. Red’s defender Stephanie Shane tires to clear the ball from in front of her net as Blue’s Kara Bartholomew gets a stick on it sending it flying into the air. Blue’s forward, Laura Rushford hopes for a loose ball. Rushford scored Blue’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss but it was bittersweet as Blue locked up first place despite the loss. Moore photo
Red 2 Blue 1
In the second game of the night in the Chesterville Women’s Ball Hockey League, Blue welcomed Red. Blue went into the game in first place just three points up on the second place Red. Red had a chance to move to within one point with a victory but Blue could put some breathing room between the two with a win.
Red opened the scoring at 7:27 as Michelle Lang snapped one home from Laura Melenhorst taking a 1-0 lead. Red took the 1-0 lead into the second period.
Blue tied the game at 5:39 of the second period as Laura Rushford tapped one home from Kaila Beckstead.
With time winding down in the middle frame, Red retook the lead as Steph Dafoe rifled one to the back of the net from Carly Crump (spare) with just 35 seconds remaining. Blue pressed to tie the score but Red’s defence came up huge shutting down Blue’s powerhouse offence taking the game 2-1.
With the win, Red moved to within one point of Blue at the top of the standings. Picking up the win in Red’s goal was Cashelle Baldwin and suffering the loss in Blue’s goal was Olivia Salmon. Despite Red moving to within one point of Blue in first place, Blue held onto the top seed heading into the playoffs. Blue finished the season with 23 points, Red with 22, Yellow with nine and Green with six.
In the first game of the Chesterville Women’s Ball Hockey League playoffs on Thurs., Aug. 1, Blue hosts Green at 7 p.m. and in the late game, Red plays host to Yellow at 8 p.m. at the Chesterville Arena.