Fire White’s Chyenne Risling (in red) and Fire Red’s Jayna Barnden (in white) in action during their Alberta Female Hockey League Midget Elite game at East Calgary Twin Arenas on December 9, 2018. © J. Ashley Nixon
December 9, 2018
Fast and furious it was. Female hockey at its high octane best. The Fire Derby ended with a Fire White win over their Fire Red sisters on Sunday at East Calgary Twin Arenas. For two periods there was no score, hardly a pause for breath except for the taking of eight penalties which showed how hard this game was fought. Fire White broke the deadlock five minutes into the final period after Emily Baldwin got free and skated to the net. Fire White’s goalie, Rebecca Boswell pad saved but the puck spun up, Baldwin got a handle on it and before the Red defence could recover, scored from behind the goalie’s back.
Red retaliated rapidly with a goal scored five-hole by Isobel Pettem-Shand. Fire White’s goalie, Cienna Kinghorn stood up to several pressure waves from the Reds and with six minutes to go White took the lead with a goal from their captain, Brooke McCool. Carys Ursell got an insurance goal with three minutes to go.
Final score: Calgary Fire White MAA 3-1 Calgary Fire Red MAA
Song of the match
The top song comes from the car park today where a jolly tailgate party brought the Fire Red and White parents together for a bevvie and a burger before the game. And there was a bit of disco dancing in the snow: Do the Hustle!
Calgary Fire Red MAA sally north on Saturday, December 15 to play against Airdrie Lightning at Genesis Place Arena. Puck drop is at 19:30.
More action from the game
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