Oct 06, 2019 | Sportsgate | 139 views
Road Trip Wins
SPORTSGATE: OCTOBER 6, 2019: The Kingston JR's, after taking the six-goal-margin path to their first two wins of the PWHL season, used the one-goal route this weekend on their way to their next two victories.
The JR's edged the Waterloo K-W Rangers 2-1 in Kitchener on Saturday afternoon, less than 17 hours after having gotten past the Cambridge Rivulettes 3-2 on Friday night. In both games, JR's scored the final two goals, pulling themselves into a tie and then winning the game in each instance. The wins improved Kingston's won-lost-tied-overtime loss record to 4-0-1-0, leaving the Ice Wolves one of just three teams that had not yet suffered a loss as of the end of Saturday's action. In Kitchener, Madison Cronkwright and Tatum White scored 14 seconds apart around the eight-minute mark of the third period to erase a 1-0 deficit and give the Ice Wolves the win. Maggie Emmerson stopped 20 of 21 shots to claim the goaltending win. In Cambridge, Kiara Zanon, early in the second period, and White, on a short-handed effort 5:43 into the third, tallied to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 Ice Wolves win. Kingston had fallen behind 2-1 in the first period when Waterloo's Tori Verbeek and Sydney Healey sandwiched a short-handed goal from Kingston's Zanon in the middle portion of the period. The Ice Wolves outshot the Rangers 24-19, with Amelia Van Vliet picking up the goaltending victory. Kingston's two short-handed goals in the game gave the team five on the season, matching last season's franchise single-season record. Zanon's short-handed goal was her second of the campaign, tying the team's individual single-season record set by Brianna Gaffney in 2014-15 and equalled by Chihiro Suzuki last season, while Zanon's three short-handed points is a franchise single-season high. Gaffney holds the career short-handed goals (five) and points (six) marks. Zanon, through Saturday, leads the league's scoring race with 13 points, including a league-best six goals.