Brampton Thunder, which found itself down a man often, weathered Toronto Furies’ power play opportunities and emerged with a 6-3 victory.
Brampton Thunder put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Toronto Furies to score on any of its seven power plays. Brampton Thunder’s offense rang up 55 shots on Toronto Furies’ net. Brampton Thunder surpassed its usual scoring output this season. Brampton Thunder averages 2.8 goals per game. Brampton Thunder could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 14 minutes in penalties during the game. Brampton Thunder got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game.
Brampton Thunder was helped by Jamie Lee Rattray, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Rattray scored on the power play 13:10 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Brampton Thunder. Brampton Thunder had gotten the advantage when Toronto Furies’ Michelle Saunders was sent off for holding. Courtney Birchard assisted on the tally. Brampton Thunder also got points from Laura Fortino, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Brampton Thunder also had goals scored by Rebecca Vint, who had two and Dania Simmonds and Jess Jones, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Brampton Thunder were Jenna McParland, who had two and Becca King, Jocelyne Larocque, Candice Styles, Kristen Richards, and Sarah Edney, who each chipped in one.
Toronto Furies forced Brampton Thunder goalie Liz Knox to work between the pipes, taking 49 shots. Toronto Furies’ penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as Toronto Furies finished with 14 penalty minutes.
Toronto Furies was helped by Natalie Spooner, who registered one goal. Spooner scored 10:17 into the third period to make the score 4-2 Brampton Thunder. Emily Fulton picked up the assist. Toronto Furies additionally got points from Fulton, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Toronto Furies also got a goal from Jessica Vella as well. In addition, Toronto Furies received assists from Alyssa Baldin, who had two.
Knox recorded 46 saves for Brampton Thunder. Brampton Thunder registered two goals on five power play opportunities. Christina Kessler made 49 saves for Toronto Furies on 54 shots.