In the first game of the evening in the Chesterville Women’s Ball Hockey League on Thurs., May 24, at the Chesterville Arena, Red took on Green. Last season’s scoring champion, Lesley Ann Tupper led her team with two goals and an assist to a 3-2 win over Green. With the win, Red remained in second place with three wins in the season for six points. Moore file photo
CHESTERVILLE — The Chesterville Women’s Ball Hockey League featured two games on Thursday night as Red welcomed Green in the first game of the night and Yellow played the host to Blue.
Red 3 Green 2: In the first game of the evening in the Chesterville Women’s Ball Hockey League on Thurs., May 24, at the Chesterville Arena, Red played host to Green. Red took their first meeting by a score of 3-0 as Green were looking for their first win of the 2018 campaign.
Red opened the scoring when Lesley Ann Tupper scored an unassisted goal just 2:09 into the first period. Green didn’t panic and tied the game up at 15:59 when Kara-Lee Casselman fired one home from Laura McDonell and Theresa Schoones.
The teams took the one-all stalemate into the second period. Red retook the lead when Tupper scored her second of the game from Kim Elliott and Jen Whitteker at 8:06 of the second period. Green tried but couldn’t get the equalizer before the end of the middle frame allowing Red to take a 2-1 lead into the third period.
With time winding down in the third period, Green knotted the affair at two when Angie Van Gurp-Helmer blasted one to the back of the net from Marissa Imrie and Karen Edwards with just 1:56 remaining. It looked like Green was poised to pick up their first point of the season as the clock slowly wound down but luck was just not on their side again as Red scored with just 30 seconds remaining as Elliott sniped one from Tupper and Lindsay Feeley taking a 3-2 lead.
Red hung on for the victory holding on to sole possession of second place. Picking up the win in Red’s goal was Julia Shaver and suffering the loss in green’s goal was Cashelle Baldwin.
Blue 9 Yellow 2: In the second game of the night, Yellow welcomed Blue. Blue went into the game undefeated after four weeks and looked to extend their winning streak to five. Yellow won their first game of the season but have been snake bitten ever since.
Blue came out of the gate on fire scoring just 3:27 into the first period as Jaclyn Crump snapped one home from Kara Bartholomew and Sam Benoit to take a 1-0 lead. Blue made it 2-0 at 4:16 as Benoit slid one home from Leigh Ann Dearing and Cinnamon Boulanger and 3-0 at 11:20 as Bartholomew pounded one to the back of the goal from Rebecca Alves and Carly Crump.
Just 38 seconds later Blue took a 4-0 lead as Lindsay Cummins tapped one home from Bartholomew and Anna Fawcett. Yellow finally got on the board when Kaila Beckstead (spare) lit the lamp from Heather Erwin at 14:14 to make it 4-1.
Blue added their fifth of the game when Carly Crump sniped one from Sam Benoit and Jaclyn Crump at 16:48 taking a 5-1 lead into the second period. Blue kept the pressure on and made it 6-1 at 5:09 of the second period as Carly Crump scored her second of the game from Benoit and Boulanger and 7-1 when Benoit scored her second of the game from Carly Crump at 7:10.
Yellow scored to make it a 7-2 game with 2:50 remaining in the sandwich frame as Beckstead scored her second of the game from Jackie Morris and Jessica Winters. Blue took the 7-2 lead into the third period and added to it at 6:14 as Benoit completed her hat trick from Carly Crump and Jaclyn Crump.
Blue closed out the scoring when Carly Crump also completed her hat trick at 8:10 from Benoit and Boulanger taking the game 9-2. With the win, Blue remains unbeaten through week five and Yellow holds down third place. Picking up the win in Blue’s goal was Roxanne Crump and suffering the loss in Yellow’s goal was Patti Mitton.
Up next: Red welcomes Blue in week six of the Chesterville Women’s Ball Hockey League on Thurs., May 31, at the Chesterville Arena at 7 p.m. Yellow plays host to Green in the night cap at 8 p.m.