Unbeaten in Four Games, News (Kingston JR Ice Wolves)

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Sep 23, 2018 | Sportsgate | 341 views
Unbeaten in Four Games
September 2018: Sportsgate:The Kingston JR Ice Wolves extended their record unbeaten streak to start a season to four games on Sunday, with a 4-4 overtime tie against the Oakville Jr. Hornets in Provincial Women’s Hockey League action at the Invista Centre. 

The Ice Wolves improved to 3-0-1-0 with the tie, which came after a wild third period in which both teams scored three times, marking just the fifth time in franchise history that the team has played in a period in which six goals have been scored. The overtime game was the Ice Wolves’ third in a row, also a team record.

Oakville, which improved to 3-0-3-0, scored the only goal of first period when Isabelle Hardy found the mark with just four seconds left in the period. Rookie Chihiro Suzuki, who played last season with the Ice Wolves midget A team last year, scored her first PWHL goal at 13:31 of the second period to tie the score.

Then came the eventful third period. Oakville’s Jada Christian and Karley Merkley sandwiched a Mae Batherson Kingston JR's goal to put the visitors ahead 3-2 just shy of the nine-minute mark of the third.

At 9:08 and 10:03, however, the Kingston JR's tallied to take the lead, with Alexa Hoskin and pick-up Lauren MacDonnell, with her first PWHL goal, doing the scoring. Kingston tried to protect the lead, but Avery Vickers, at 15:05, knotted the game for good, before the teams played through a scoreless overtime.The Kingston JR's outshot Oakville in every period, for an overall advantage of 40-22, including 6-3 in the five-minute extra period.

The Kingston JR's next league action won’t be until Saturday, Oct. 13, when they travel to Ajax to take on the Durham West Jr. Lightning in a 7:10 p.m. game. The next day they will be in Barrie to take on the Jr. Sharks at 11:30 a.m.