December 18 2016 05:35PM
Toronto Furies' defender, Renata Fast, moves the puck up ice to the offensive zone. (Photo Credit: Chris Tanouye / CWHL)
In the final home games of the year, the Furies went out not with a bang, but with a whimper. The Calgary Inferno swept the weekend, taking the Saturday game in a decisive 5-1 victory, and today's game in a closer (but still not enough) 3-1 victory.
- Starting in goal for the Toronto Furies is Christina Kessler. Starting in goal for the Calgary Inferno is Emerance Maschmeyer.
- First period began much the same as yesterday's: a lot of give and go, back and forth. Both teams playing the puck well in the offensive zone, but not moving it quite so well in their own end.
- Halfway through the first, the Inferno break the scoring open with a goal from Bailey Bram and an assist from Sarah Davis. 1-0 Inferno.
- Toronto and Calgary receive coincidental minors with 59 seconds left in the first period, Toronto for body checking and Calgary for slashing.
- End of the first period, shots on goal for Toronto - 10, shots on goal for Calgary - 10.
- 30 seconds into the second, the Inferno score again. Sarah Davis, with the assist from Bailey Bram. 2-0 Inferno.
- The Furies head to the powerplay as the Inferno sit for two minutes for crosschecking.
- The Furies cut the lead in half with a goal from Emily Fulton with an assist from Michela Cava. 2-1 Inferno.
- The Inferno sit for a double minor. 2 minutes for boarding and 2 minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct.
- Before the end of the Furies 4 minute powerplay, Emily Fulton is called for a holding penalty. 4-on-4 hockey.
- The Furies take another penalty, this time for crosschecking. 5-on-3 hockey.
- End of the second period, shots on goal for Toronto - 17, shots on goal for Calgary - 17.
- Furies take a penalty. Two minutes for body checking.
- Toronto and Calgary receive coincidental minors - Calgary for goaltender interference. Toronto's Kessler for roughing.
- With 2 minutes left in the period, the Furies pull their goalie for the extra attacker.
- The Inferno score the empty net goal. Final score: 3-1 Inferno.
Today's Blue Warrior goes to Jenelle Kohanchuk. Even though Kohanchuk didn't score this weekend, she had some excellent chances, including a few that rang off the post, and a few breakaway chances. Kohanchuk was a solid presence for the Furies this weekend both in the offensive and defensive zones, playing a full 200ft game.
Shoutout to Christina Kessler who faced down the formidable Inferno offense with the severely depleted Toronto Furies defence. She may have taken both of the losses this weekend, but she stood tall in net and made sure that the Furies stayed in the game.
COMING UP NEXT
The Toronto Furies next go on their Holiday Season break. They'll return to the ice on Saturday, January 14th to face the Brampton Thunder in a home-and-home at the MasterCard Centre. Puck drops at 8pm.