Kelly Stanford in action for Calgary Fire Red in their Alberta Female Hockey Elite Midget game against St. Albert Sharks at Joseph Kryczka Arena, Calgary on January 13, 2019.
© J. Ashley Nixon
January 13, 2019
Calgary Fire Red strengthened their position in the southern division of the Alberta Female Hockey League Midget Elite on Sunday with a 3-2 win over northern league leaders, St. Albert Sharks. Kaitlyn Severson opened the scoring for Fire Red in the first period at Joseph Kryczka Arena with a nicely executed backhander over the glove of Sharks goalie, Layla Hood.
St. Albert equalized three minutes into the second period with a goal scored by Sierra Whillans then took the lead in a five on three power play, scored by Kirsten Legge.
Fire Red capitalized on their own power play in their first forward movement of the final period with a goal scored by Julia McEwen. The fiercely contested game stayed even until six minutes to go when Kelly Stanford skated down the left wing and quickly released a blaster that surprised the Sharks goalie. It was a tense final minute as the Sharks pulled their goalie and went on a power play but the Fire Red defence held the line.
Final score: Calgary Fire Red MAA 3-2 St. Albert Sharks
Song of the match
Not the greatest of sound systems at Joe Kryczka but DJ Kitch played a nice one from one of my favourite bands, Foster the People. Song of the Match goes to their hit single from 2010, Pumped Up Kicks.
Up next: There is a pause in the program next week as the young hockey players get immersed into end of semester exams at high school. The Calgary Fire Red MAA return to action on Saturday January 26 against Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs at Rose Kohn Arena (18:00).
More action from the game
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