Furies Postgame: A Tight Loss For Furies in Battle of GTA

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Toronto Furies’ Natalie Spooner takes the puck up ice. (Photo Credit: Chris Tanouye / CWHL)

While the Maple Leafs were playing the Senators in the Battle of Ontario, the Toronto Furies were playing the Brampton Thunder in the Battle of the GTA. The Battle of the GTA is always a choppy, loud, chaotically fun game, but unfortunately, someone has to take the L.

THE RUNDOWN

  • In net for the Toronto Furies is Christina Kessler. In net for the Brampton Thunder is Erica Howe.
  • Brampton’s Jamie Lee Rattray opens the scoring, with the assists from Jess Jones and Rebecca Vint. 1-0 Brampton. 
  • Brampton’s Courtney Birchard takes a penalty shortly after for cross-checking. Furies on the powerplay.
  • With 5:46 remaining in the first period, Toronto’s Natalie Spooner scores. 1-1 tied game.
  • Toronto’s Julie Allen called for high sticking early in the second period. Furies on the penalty kill.
  • Toronto’s Spooner scores short handed with the assist from Erin Ambrose. 2-1 Toronto.
  • Toronto’s Renata Fast called for cross-checking shortly after. Furies on the penalty kill.
  • At the 8 minute mark of the second period, Brampton’s Rattray scores on the powerplay, with the assists from Birchard and Jones. 2-2 tied game.
  • Brampton’s Dania Simmonds is called for roughing. Furies on the powerplay.
  • Brampton’s Jones scores with the assists from Rattray and Laura Fortino. 3-2 Brampton.
  • Toronto’s Spooner scores her third of the game, netting the hattrick with the assist from Fast. 3-3 tied game.
  • Brampton’s Vint takes a roughing penalty early in the third period. Toronto on the powerplay.
  • Toronto’s Shannon Moulson takes a tripping penalty shortly after. Toronto on the penalty kill.
  • Brampton’s Jocelyn Larocque takes a delay of game penalty shortly after. Toronto on the powerplay.
  • With 1:13 left on the Larocque penalty, Brampton’s Taylor Woods takes a body checking penalty. Toronto with a 5-on-3 powerplay.
  • With 21 seconds left on the clock, Brampton’s Vint scores with assists from Jones and Rattray. 4-3 Brampton.

BLUE WARRIOR

Tonight’s Blue Warrior was, without a doubt, Furies Captain Natalie Spooner. Spooner scored the hattrick to take her team within seconds of overtime and was deservedly named the first star of the game. Tonight’s game was, to quote more than a few fans at the game, ‘the Spooner Show’. She was everywhere at once, fast and fierce with the puck, and found the back of the net behind Erica Howe for all three Furies goals.

SHOUTOUT

Tonight’s shoutout goes to Renata Fast. Fast’s performance tonight, under any other circumstances, would normally have netted her a star or come close to it. She was vicious on the ice tonight, in the best of ways. She fought hard for the puck, gaining an assist on Spooner’s third goal, and creating space for the rest of the Furies.

COMING UP NEXT

The Toronto Furies finish up their back-to-back against the Brampton Thunder Sunday, January 15th at the Brampton Memorial Arena. Puck drops at 1:30pm.