Asha Hanson (left) and Chelsea May, Calgary Fire Red (in white) prepare for a faceoff in their Alberta Female Hockey League (Midget Elite) game against Calgary Fire White at Father David Bauer Arena, Calgary, Alberta on January 5, 2020. © J. Ashley Nixon
Calgary Fire Red bagged the win in the third meeting of the Fire sisters this season in the Alberta Female Hockey League. After no goals in the first period, there were two goal-no-goal’s in the second. Fire Red’s Chelsea May shot in a good one from out wide on the left that beat White’s goalie Cienna Kinghorn glove side. The Fire Red girls went into serious party mode then got cooled down by the ref who determined the net had come off its pegs just before the puck went in. A minute or so later, Fire White thought they had one after Red’s goalie, Kalynah Fong-Martin lost control of the puck. But the officials called that one back as the whistle had been, prematurely, blown.
Still unresolved after 60 minutes plus overtime, this one went to the shootout. Fire White’s Ayah Salem was up first and shot just outside the left post. Carys Ursell circled in from wide out left for Fire Red and shot a good one over Kinghorn’s glove to score. Cameron Krupa went wide of the left post for White, then Red’s Chyenne Risling’s shot was pad saved by Kinghorn. It was do or die for Fire White’s Mila Preville. She shot wide of the right post and the Fire Red girls all got on the ice and back into their party mood.
Final score: Calgary Fire White 0-1 Calgary Fire Red (shootout)
Up next: Fire White return to Airdrie on Friday, January 10, 2020, for their third game of the season against the Lightning at Genesis Place Arena.
Song of the Match
DJ Jason was on his second gig of the weekend and played a snippet of a Daft Punk song. That inspired me to go with the two helmet-clad French groovers, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter for this Song of the Match. It’s a tune from their brilliant album Random Access Memories, released in 2013. When your duo has the accompaniment of Pharrell Williams singing and Nile Rodgers on oh-so funky guitar, it’s hard to put a skate wrong on the ice floor. But wait, this video has more! Click here to see disco-lights flashing on the Funk Master himself playing a seriously see-through perspex guitar: Get Lucky by Daft Punk.
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