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Fire White top league with win over Red

Mya Healey celebrates her goal and Fire White’s third in the opening period of their game against Calgary Fire Red at East Calgary Twin Arenas on Feb 25, 2018.
© J. Ashley Nixon

Final league game of the season

Good scheduling by the Alberta Female (Bantam Elite) Hockey League put the two top teams in the southern Alberta division against one another for the final league game of the season. Fire Red was on a roll with two wins already over the weekend. Conversely, Fire White had a late trip home the previous night after a defeat in Lethbridge.

The previous form book might have suggested one thing; the opening period said another. Three unanswered goals by Fire White’s Ella Kitchen, Ryann Perrett, and Mya Healey followed by some crafted defensive misery served by the Fire White that shut down the Fire Red attack gave Fire White the match.

Final score: Calgary Fire White 3-0 Calgary Fire Red

Now if this was a football (soccer, if you must) league, the Calgary Fire White would get the League Title, with their season tally of 63 points, 14 more than their nearest rivals, the Fire Red. Sadly, that accomplishment does not get enough recognition in hockey. The playoffs start next weekend although the two Calgary teams get a bye in the first round.

Song of the Match

DJ Kitch was clicking through the iTunes playlist today and he came up with a beauty right out of the gate. It’s an old song (1977) but it continues to put a smile on faces, including a number of players in the Fire team. Today’s Song of the Match goes to Mr. Blue Sky from the album Out of the Blue by Electric Light Orchestra. Here’s a live recording from Hyde Park, London from 2014 Who knows what the computerized voice says at the end of the studio track (also sung by Richard Tandy, the ELO keyboard player on this video clip)? And, this is important, tech geeks, why? Answers on a postcard please, and if you don’t know, ask Jeff Lynne.

Up next

The Alberta Female (Bantam Elite) Hockey League playoffs start next weekend. Calgary Fire White have to wait until then to see who they play in the second round.

More action from the game

For more photos from the game please follow this link to J. Ashley Nixon Communications



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