Furies Postgame: Furies Thunderstruck in Penultimate Home Weekend

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Furies netminder, Christina Kessler stops the puck with some help from Ella Stewart. (Photo Credit: Chris Tanouye / CWHL)

The Toronto Furies played their last Battle of the GTA for the 2016-17 season this weekend. Unfortunately, the result was not what they wanted. While the Furies played hard, the Brampton Thunder swept the weekend.

THE RUNDOWN

  • Starting in net for the Toronto Furies is Christina Kessler. Starting in net for the Brampton Thunder is Liz Knox.
  • Playing in her second career game with the Furies and wearing number 9 is Jessica Platt.
  • Brampton’s Laura Fortino opens the scoring at the halfway point of the first period with the assist from Jenna McParland. 1-0 Brampton.
  • Toronto’s Ella Stewart takes a hooking penalty. Toronto on the penalty kill.
  • Soon after the Stewart penalty ends, Toronto’s Renata Fast takes a slashing penalty. Toronto on the penalty kill.
  • Early in the second period, Brampton’s Courtney Birchard scores with the assist from Rebecca Vint. 2-0 Brampton. 
  • Brampton’s Jess Jones gets called for hooking. Toronto on the powerplay.
  • Within seconds of Jones’ penalty ending, Brampton’s Jocelyn Larocque gets called for hooking. Toronto on the powerplay.
  • Brampton’s Kristen Richards takes a roughing penatly. Toronto on the powerplay.
  • Toronto’s Jess Vella takes a hooking penalty. Toronto on the penalty kill.
  • Scary moment when Vint and Natalie Spooner crash into Knox. Spooner stays down on the ice for a while before making her way to the bench doubled over.
  • Toronto’s Danielle Gagne serves 2 minutes for a bench minor. Toronto on the penalty kill.
  • Brampton’s Fortino takes a slashing penalty. 4-on-4 hockey.
  • Toronto’s Jenna Dingeldein takes a roughing penalty. Toronto on the penalty kill.
  • Brampton’s Jamie Lee Rattray is called for interference. 4-on-4 hockey.
  • Brampton’s Jones is called for tripping. Toronto on the powerplay.
  • Toronto’s Kelly Terry is called for slashing. 4-on-4 hockey.
  • Toronto’s Jenelle Kohanchuk is called for cross-checking. Toronto on the penalty kill.
  • Final score: 2-0 Brampton. SOG: Toronto – 37, Brampton – 29.

BLUE WARRIOR

Today’s Blue Warrior, like yesterday, is the Toronto Furies’ Captain, Natalie Spooner. Spooner put everything on the line for the team today. She risked potential injury in a puck battle to the net with Brampton’s Rebecca Vint. And while she didn’t get one past Liz Knox today, she had plenty of good chances.

SHOUTOUT

Today’s shoutout goes to the Brampton Thunder’s Courtney Birchard. Birchard played in her 100th game in the CWHL today, scoring the second of Brampton’s goals. She is only the 8th player in the history of the team to notch 100 games.

COMING UP NEXT

The Furies play in their final home games of the season next weekend, beginning with Saturday, January 21st at the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence. Puck drops at 8pm.