A Song of Ice and Fire
Fire. Ice. Ravens. Sounds like some key elements of George R.R. Martin’s epic A Song of Ice and Fire, books that are perhaps better known through their interpretation in the HBO Television series A Game of Thrones. If you follow that show and the female hockey scene in Calgary, you will know and understand this: the Ravens delivered a message to Fire White today at Winsport.
In a hard-fought match, the Saskatchewan visitors hustled just a bit more and capitalized on several breakaways from their own blue line to take the points and go into strong contention for a final spot in the Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival (WickFest) Bantam Elite final on Sunday.
Payten on Payton
After a goal-less first period, the home team took the lead when Payten Evans took a pass from Chyenne Risling and surprised the Ravens goalie, Payton Schlamp with a snapshot. The Ravens flew back though and equalized three minutes before the interval with a breakaway goal. Tori McNabb snatched the puck from Fire White’s Sarah Gaiser on her own blue line and fed Kaylee Dyer to skate in hard and score past Ali Kieren, who had stopped a couple of breakaways earlier.
Ravens fly out
Molly Flynn gave the lead to the Ravens after ten minutes of the final period, again from a break-away from her own blue line. Fire White battled hard but couldn’t put enough quality shots to upset Schlamp and her resistant defenders. An empty-net goal in the dying moments of the game from Alexis Petford gave delight to the Ravens bench and sealed the game.
Final score: Regina Ravens 3-1 Calgary Fire White
Up next: It’s the final day of the Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival (WickFest) at Winsport, Calgary today. In the Bantam Elite group, Clarington Flames from Ontario face off against Calgary Fire White for a potential spot in the final.
Song of the match
What? No music in today’s game!
More action from the game
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