October 15, 2018:Sportsgate: The Kingston Jr. Ice Wolves, with a pair of weekend wins, have climbed to the top of the Provincial Women's Hockey League with a .917 points percentage.The Ice Wolves downed the home-ice Barrie Jr. Sharks on Sunday afternoon, setting a new single-game goal record in their 7-1 win, and defeated the previously unbeaten Durham West Jr. Lightning 3-1 on Saturday night.
The Ice Wolves have gained 11 out of a possible 12 points through six games with five wins and a tie, putting them just in front of the Waterloo K-W Rangers and Toronto Aeros, who have both gained nine out of a possible 10 points for a .900 percentage.Waterloo has four wins and a tie and the Aeros have four wins and an overtime loss (a 3-2 defeat on Sept. 23 that came at the hands of the Ice Wolves).
Points-wise, third-place Kingston is one point behind the second-place Oakville Jr. Hornets and two back of the first-place Nepean Jr. Wildcats. The Ice Wolves, however, have played three fewer games than the Hornets and two fewer than the Wildcats.The Ice Wolves’ current six-game unbeaten streak is also a club record, breaking the previous mark of four set last season with a four-game winning streak. They have also reached the five-win plateau in the fewest number of games this season (six), breaking last year’s franchise record mark of eight.
On Sunday in Barrie, the Ice Wolves scored enough goals in the first seven minutes of the first period to win the game. Melanie Young scored at 1:49 and Lauren MacDonnell at 6:44 to put the Ice Wolves up 2-0.Teagan Feltz got Barrie on the scoreboard at 8:45 of the first period but the rest of the game belonged to Kingston. Alex Hoskin and Melissa Jefferies tallied in the second period, and Scout Watkins-Southward in the third period sandwiched a Chihiro Suzuki short-handed goal with two goals of her own to make it a 7-1 game.Watkins-Southward (2G, 1A), Hoskin (1G, 2A) and Rebecca Thompson (3A) picked up three points apiece. Suzuki, with a goal and an assist on Saturday, collected a team-high four points on the weekend, having chalked up two assists on Saturday.The seven Sunday goals surpassed by one Kingston’s previous single-game best of six, set on Feb. 9, 2013, in a 6-4 win over Etobicoke and matched in a 6-3 triumph over Aurora on Oct. 15, 2017.Emma Gorski gained the goaltending win, stopped 14 of the 15 shots she faced, while her teammates poured 38 shots on Barrie’s goal.