Alberta Canada Hockey

Fired up in Red Deer

Sarah Gaiser scores Calgary Fire White’s second goal in the Alberta Female Bantam Elite League game against Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs.
© J. Ashley Nixon

Calgary Fire White put in their first appearance in Red Deer against the Sutter Fund Chiefs on Friday night and came away with their eighth win of the season. The first two periods didn’t have much to suggest where the game would go with both teams defending well. The first forty minutes of play resulted in just one goal, scored by Calgary with a power play 13 minutes into the second period. A shot from the blue line by Payton Evans was saved by Chiefs goalie, Brielle Guhl but the rebound was picked up by Jayna Barnden to put the puck away, five-hole, her first of the season.

The final period was barely started when Calgary went on their fifth power play. The Chiefs defense almost survived a wave of attacks but, with nine seconds left, Sarah Gaiser put the puck away, her fifth goal of the season. The visitors went into overdrive, playing some unrelenting, fast-paced hockey at Kinsman Twin Arenas, repeatedly pinning the Chiefs back in their own zone. Hailey Wiltshire got away from her marker and put through a speculative backhander that sailed stick side past the Chiefs goalie. Three goals up and the game was a clear win for White but there was more. With 1.3 seconds on the clock, Jordyn Hutt sniped one from the right of the posts over the goalie’s glove.

Final score: Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs 0-4 Calgary Fire White

Up next: Fire White host St. Albert Raiders at East Calgary Twin Arenas Saturday night, Nov 11.

Song of the match: Another One Bites The Dust (Queen, 1980)

More action from the game

For more photos from the game please visit J. Ashley Nixon Photography



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