Mar 18, 2017, 9:32 am
The Westman Wildcats travelled to Morden for game two of the League Final on Friday night.
The Hawks got the early lead at the 17:35 mark of the opening period as a point shot was re-directed on its way to the net and landed on the stick of another Hawk player to the side of the net who promptly deposited it into the open net to make it 1-0. The Wildcats dominated the remainder of the period, peppering the Hawks goalie with 13 shots, most of them of very high quality, but the Hawk netminder stood tall and preserved the 1 goal lead. Final shots in the period were 13-5 in favour of Westman. The Hawks took the lone minor penalty.
The 2nd period was more balanced territorially as the Hawks defended their own net and made it more difficult for the Wildcats to get shots through to the net. Shots in the period were 6-4 in favour of Pembina Valley with the Wildcats taking the lone minor penalty.
In the 3rd the Wildcats pushed hard to tie the game and were rewarded finally as Aly O'Hara's wrist shot from the slot beat the Hawks netminder at the 13:46 mark. Cammy Clyne and Paige Hubbard picked up assists on the play. The lead was shortlived, however, as the Hawks scored at 12:18 on another shot that was blocked by a Wildcats player and landed on the stick of another Hawks player who deposited it in the net. The Wildcats continued to push to tie the game and missed on a breakaway and were turned away a number of times. Shots on net were 8-5 in favour of Westman. The Hawks picked up the lone minor of the period.
Final shots on net were 25-16 Westman. The Hawks took 2 of the 3 minor penalties in the game.
Jenna Marshall suffered the loss in net.
Game 3 goes Sunday at 2 PM in Hartney.