Sep 27, 2019 | Sportsgate | 333 views
Van Vliet's First Game and Win
Friday, September 27, 2019 Sportsgate HOCKEY: The Kingston JR Ice Wolves made the best of their 20 shots on goal in the game, scoring seven times as they downed the Durham West Lightning 7-1 in Provincial Women's Hockey League action Friday night at the Invista Centre.
It was Kingston's second win in as many starts while the Lightning, who outshot the Ice Wolves 31-20 in the game but surrendered three power-play goals, were playing their first game of the season. Kingston goaltender Amelia Van Vliet of Kemptville was solid in the game, making 30 saves in her first start of the season after posting a 1.92 goals-against average with the Toronto Aeros in 16 appearances last regular season. Maddi Wheeler and Tatum White topped the Ice Wolves offensively with four points (1G, 3A) apiece. Kiara Zanon added a pair of goals and an assist for three points while Melissa Jefferies chalked up three assists. Ziara (4G, 6A) and Wheeler (2G, 8A) have 10 points each through two games. Rounding out the scoring for the Ice Wolves were Madison Corbett, Rebecca Thompson and Alexa Pongo. It was Cape Breton, N.S., defenceman Corbett's first career PWHL goal, while Thompson and Pongo netted their second goals of the campaign. The only goal Van Vliet would permit came 11:33 into the second period off the stick Brianna Brooks, making the score 4-1 at the time. Kingston added three third-period goals to complete the win.