Calgary Girls Hockey Hawks sparkle in Black Diamond

Action from the Calgary City Bantam Girls hockey championships, first round game between Okotoks Oilers and Calgary White Hawks in Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada. © J. Ashley Nixon

Action from the Calgary City Bantam Girls hockey championships, first round game between Okotoks Oilers and Calgary White Hawks in Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada.
© J. Ashley Nixon

The Okotoks Oilers needed to pull back a win in Black Diamond after their defeat the previous evening in the first round of the Calgary bantam hockey playoffs. It wasn’t to be. The Calgary Girls Hockey White Hawks found a rich seam in the last minute of the second period to pull back a lead taken by Okotoks eight minutes into the game.

A tripping penalty presents the Calgary White Hawks Bantam Girls with a power play opportunity in their Calgary City hockey championship game against Okotoks Oilers in Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada. © J. Ashley Nixon

A tripping penalty presents the Calgary White Hawks Bantam Girls with a power play opportunity in their Calgary City hockey championship game against Okotoks Oilers in Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada.
© J. Ashley Nixon

First came a power play goal for a can opener tripping, scored by #20 Nicole Orubor. With no time to catch a breath, the Hawks were flying, literally, as Carolyn Berze took off from the ice, Bobby Orr-style to push the puck into the net. Then, with just six seconds remaining, #16 Maddy Noonan scored again to make it 3:1 Calgary.

 

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Nicole Orubor scores the first of three goals in a minute for the Calgary Girls Hockey Bantam White Hawks against the Okotoks Oilers in the first round of the Calgary City hockey championships in Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada. © J. Ashley Nixon

 

Carolyn Berze flies through the air to score the second of three goals in a minute for the Calgary Girls Hockey Bantam White Hawks against the Okotoks Oilers in the first round of the Calgary City hockey championships in Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada. © J. Ashley Nixon

Carolyn Berze flies through the air to score the second of three goals in a minute for the Calgary Girls Hockey Bantam White Hawks against the Okotoks Oilers in the first round of the Calgary City hockey championships in Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada.
© J. Ashley Nixon

 

Maddy Noonan scores the third of three goals in a minute for the Calgary Girls Hockey Bantam White Hawks against the Okotoks Oilers in the first round of the Calgary City hockey championships in Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada. © J. Ashley Nixon

Maddy Noonan scores the third of three goals in a minute for the Calgary Girls Hockey Bantam White Hawks against the Okotoks Oilers in the first round of the Calgary City hockey championships in Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada.
© J. Ashley Nixon

In the third period, the Hawks consolidated and scored two more, a second by centre, Maddy Noonan and a blaster from the blue line by defenseman, Katie Maloney. Final score 5:1 sees the Hawks moving on to the second round of the Calgary City Championships.

Fourth goal

Centre Maddy Noonan scores her second goal for the Calgary Girls Hockey Bantam White Hawks against the Okotoks Oilers in the first round of the Calgary City hockey championships in Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada. © J. Ashley Nixon

Centre Maddy Noonan scores her second goal for the Calgary Girls Hockey Bantam White Hawks against the Okotoks Oilers in the first round of the Calgary City hockey championships in Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada.
© J. Ashley Nixon

 

Action from the Calgary City hockey championship first round game between Calgary Girls White Hawks and the Okotoks Oilers in Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada. © J. Ashley Nixon

Action from the Calgary City hockey championship first round game between Calgary Girls White Hawks and the Okotoks Oilers in Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada.
© J. Ashley Nixon

 

 

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