Toronto Furies players celebrate after scoring. (Photo credit: Chris Tanouye / CWHL)
The Toronto Furies took on the reigning Clarkson Cup Champions for the first time this season. In a thrilling fight to overtime, the Calgary Inferno took the W.
- In goal for the Toronto Furies is Christina Kessler, and for the Calgary Inferno is Delayne Brian.
- Furies score early in the first. Jenelle Kohanchuk from Carlee Campbell and Natalie Spooner. 1-0 Furies.
- Michelle Saunders takes a penalty not long after for body contact. The Furies successfully kill it.
- Later in the period, Saunders takes another penalty, this time for tripping. Furies mount a successful penalty kill once more.
- Inferno take an early penalty, Meaghan Mikkelson, for holding.
- Inferno tie it up with a shorthanded, unassisted goal from Bailey Bram. 1-1 tied game.
- Inferno back on the penalty kill soon after. Jacquie Pierri takes a penalty for interference.
- Brigitte Lacquette of the Inferno scores off assists by Brianne Jenner and Blayre Turnbull. 2-1 Inferno.
- Inferno on the kill again, fourth time this period. Iya Gavrilova goes off for the slash.
- Furies start the third period with 23 seconds left on the powerplay.
- Halfway through the third, the Inferno head back to the box for another penalty. Brittany Esposito goes off for body checking.
- Furies score a powerplay goal to tie it up. Michela Cava from Spooner and Kohanchuk. 2-2 tied game.
- Game stays tied to the end of the third, headed to overtime.
- Shots after 3 periods: Toronto – 23 and Calgary – 29.
- Inferno score with 1:07 left in overtime. Haley Irwin with the winner. 3-2 Inferno.
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Today’s Blue Warrior is Christina Kessler. She held down the fort for the Furies, keeping the score to only 3-2, when it could easily have been much, much higher. She’s been a rock all season so far for the Furies and has already been my Blue Warrior twice. Let’s see how long her badass streak lasts.
Shoutout goes to the Spooner-Kohanchuk-Campbell line. This line has appeared practically unstoppable this season and this game was no exception. They scored the first goal of the game and two-thirds of the line combined again with Michela Cava to score on the powerplay.
COMING UP NEXT
The Toronto Furies next suit up on Sunday November 13th for the second half of their back-to-back against the Calgary Inferno. The puck drops at 11am MST / 1pm EST at Winsport B Joan Snyder.