Fire Red Midget AA went on their first road trip of the season on Sunday and came back home to Calgary with the points from four unanswered goals against Lethbridge Cyclones. It was a convincing performance that had some well-executed plays including moving the puck swiftly out of defence and several blocked shots. One of those, by Isobel Pettem-Shand in the third period rebounded so strongly that she chased down the ice after the puck and got a shot on net.
Skye Mathew opened the scoring for the visitors with a power play goal halfway through the first period, assisted by Teah Workman (note: goal attributed to Julia McEwen on the score-sheet). Four minutes before the break, the Cyclones almost equalized as a forward broke away and fired the puck off the cross-bar. It was the home team’s best chance of a game that was dominated by the puck possession play of the Fire. Hannah Suto scored the second goal, assisted by Kayla Ironside, and Julia McEwen with less than two minutes remaining in period one.
Teah Workman scored the third goal after a nice pass from Julia McEwen to make it 3-0 at the end of forty minutes. Workman trudged off to the penalty box for four minutes after she was called for head contact, but the Fire kept their attacking game going and Olivia Sutton scored short-handed, assisted by Julia McEwen, her third point of the game (going by the official score). Some attacks by the Cyclones towards the end of the game were all soaked up by Rebecca Boswell in net to secure her first shut-out of the season.
Final score: Lethbridge Cyclones 0-4 Calgary Fire Red.
No song of the match today as DJ Kitch was not on duty for the road trip and the sounds were not that special. What was notable, however, was the design of Adams Park Ice Centre, whose decorative front looks more like a building from the 1950s, not the date stated on the plaque inside (1992). Even more interesting was the set of concrete flying buttresses along the side walls of the arena (see photos in gallery-link below) like you can see in the gothic style of Notre Dame in Paris. Forevermore, Adams Ice Centre will be known by this author as the Cathedral of Hockey.
The Fire Red MAA play Lloydminster at Henry Viney Arena, Calgary on Saturday, November 3 (3:15 pm).
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