Calgary Fire White and Rocky Mountain Raiders scrimmage in front of the net during the final game of the Raiders Autumn Challenge at Bob Snodgrass Sports Complex, High River, Alberta on October 6, 2019. © J. Ashley Nixon
With five games in the bag, accumulating nine points out of a possible ten, Calgary Fire White won the Raiders Autumn Challenge, a three-day, pre-season female Midget Elite tournament held in Blackie and High River, Alberta.
In their first game, the Calgary team rescued a 2-2 tie with Edmonton Pandas thanks to a goal scored in the final seconds of the game. Their second game in Blackie on Friday night against Lloydminster Steelers resulted in a 2-0 win. Two games in High River on Saturday led to wins over Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs and their Red Fire sisters.
In the final game of the competition on Sunday, Fire White met their tournament hosts, Rocky Mountain Raiders at Bob Snodgrass Sports Complex in High River, Alberta. After a goal-less first period, Fire White opened their account when Rylee Pennoyer sniped a shot over the goalie’s glove hand.
With five minutes remaining in the game, Fire White killed off a penalty. Mila Preville rushed out of the penalty box and chased down the puck behind the Raiders’ goal. Preville passed to Hannah Suto who was charging up to the front of the net and chipped the puck over the sprawling goal keeper’s pads.
Final score: Calgary Fire White 2-0 Rocky Mountain Raiders
More photos for the game
Please visit J. Ashley Nixon Communications for more photos from this and other hockey games.