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Star Gaiser scores hat-trick against Grizzlys

Sarah Gaiser in action for Calgary Fire White against Olds Grizzlys in the Alberta Female Elite Bantam League game at East Calgary Twin Arenas.
© J. Ashley Nixon

Sarah Gaiser was the Girl on Fire today at East Calgary Twin Arenas, scoring a natural hat-trick of goals against Olds Grizzlys. Calgary Fire White scored four more goals making this their tenth win of the Alberta Female Elite Bantam League season.

Fire Hot in the Second

Hailey Wiltshire opened up the scoring for Fire White with the only goal of the first period. It was the second period when Fire White went hot and that did in the Grizzlys. Jordyn Hutt scored, then it was Gaiser with her first goal a minute later. She scored her second five minutes later with a tip-in from Jennifer Nixon’s shot from the blue line. And before the break, she was on the scoresheet again, assisted by Hannah Suto.

Seven goals at Seven Clubs

Chyenne Risling picked up her first goal of the season four minutes into the final period and Gracie Gilkyson made it seven at the old Seven Clubs Community Arena. Megan Yakiwchuk got the bare, consolation goal for the Grizzlys with four minutes to go in the game.

Final score: Calgary Fire White 7-1 Olds Grizzlys

Up next: There’s a bit of a break in the Alberta Female Elite Bantam League as WickFest (Female World Hockey Festival) plays out next weekend. Then it’s the return of Lethbridge Cyclones to ECTA’s on Dec 2, 2017.

Song of the match

Lots of ‘80s music today including Duran Duran’s Hungry Like the Wolf (1982), Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ Come on Eileen (1982) and Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (1983). All good stuff in its time and still going strong. Or perhaps you’d prefer something a tad more recent like The Black Eyed Peas Let’s Get It Started (2003)? I’m going for a snatch of a ‘70s song from my all-time favourite punk bands played when the Fire White took a penalty in the second period: I Fought The Law by The Clash (1977). Nice timing, DJ! (Note: check out this version of the song from the Bobby Fuller Four from 1966. The recording has a magnificent Fender guitar sound and the light in the video is, well, just like ECTA’s: dim (I had to get that in somewhere this season).

More action from the game

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


4 comments on “Star Gaiser scores hat-trick against Grizzlys

  1. monkeyperu

    Nice pictures!! great job Ashley.


  2. Thank you. It’s hard work in the dim light of ECTA’s House but glad that you like them.


  3. The Booby fuller Four certainly had a great sound!


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