The Chesterville Women’s Ball Hockey League kicked off their 2018 regular season on Thurs., April 26, at the Chesterville Arena with Red taking on Yellow. Yellow’s Captain, Jessica Winters picked up where she left off last season scoring two goals in their season opener. Winters’ Yellow team took the game by a score of 5-0.       Sawyer Helmer photo

In the second game of the Chesterville Women’s Ball Hockey League on Thurs., April 26, Blue welcomed Green. Green’s goalie, Cashelle Baldwin makes a big save off of Blue’s Carly Crump (4) as Green’s Captain, Patti Hall tries to tie up her stick. Blue’s Sam Benoit (centre) sent the ball to the front of the net. Crump led Blue to a 3-0 victory, scoring two goals and Benoit picked up two assists. Sawyer Helmer photo

Jeff Moore
Record Staff
CHESTERVILLE—The Chesterville Women’s Ball Hockey League kicked off their 2018 campaign on Thus., April 26, with two games as Red welcomed Yellow in the early game and Blue played host to Green in the nightcap.

Yellow 5 Red 0: In the first game of the evening, Red welcomed Yellow. Yellow jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead in both team’s inaugural meeting of the season. Yellow added two more in the second period to take a 4-0 lead into the third period. Red’s offence struggled in the third period as well but Yellow scored an insurance marker to take the game 5-0.

Scoring for Yellow were: Lindsay Waddell with a hat trick and Jessica Winters with a pair. Picking up the assists were Janice Casselman and Laura Melenhorst with three each and Waddell, Jackie Morris and Alannah McRae with singles. Picking up the shutout in Yellow’s goal was Julia Shaver.

Blue 3 Green 0: In the second game on the slate, Blue played host to Green. Blue opened the scoring with two first-period goals and added a another in the second period taking a 3-0 lead into the third period. The two teams battled to a scoreless draw in the third allowing Blue to pick up their first win of the season 3-0. Blue and Yellow tie for first place after the first week of competition.

Scoring for Blue were: Carly Crump with two goals and Anna Fawcett with a single and picking up the assists were: Sam Benoit with two, Jaclyn Crump, Lindsay Cummins and Fawcett with singles.

Up next: In the second week of the Chesterville Women’s Ball Hockey League, Yellow welcomes Blue on Thurs., May 3, in the first game at 7 p.m. and in the second Red plays Green at 8 p.m.

Team rosters
– Captain, Sara Casselman, goalie – Julia Shaver, Kim Elliot, Lesley Ann Tupper, Lindsay Feeley, Marlee Grady, Emma Grady, Kaila Beckstead, Jen Whitteker, Shaelyn Shay, Katie Currie and Sam Naish.

Yellow – Captain, Jessica Winters, goalie – Patti Mitton, Jackie Morris, Janice Casselman, Shannon McRae, Michelle Lang, Melissa Hay, Laura Melenhorst, Lindsay Waddell, Heather Erwin, Alyson Erwin, Alannah McRae and Paulette Levesque.

Blue – Captain, Kelly Francis, goalie – Roxanne Crump, Jaclyn Crump, Carly Crump, Lindsay Cummins, Kara Bartholomew, Sam Benoit, Rebecca Kennedy, Cinnamon Boulanger, Rebecca Alves, Leigh Ann Dearing, Anna Fawcett and Brooke Cummins.

Green – Captain, Patti Hall, goalie – Cashelle Baldwin, Laura McDonell, Amber Saddlemire, Marissa Imrie, Karen Edwards, Angie Van Gurp-Helmer, Kara-Lee Casselman, Theresa Schoones, Alecia Jones, Catia Dias, Haley Imrie and Selena Shane.