Landmark Victory, News (Kingston JR Ice Wolves)

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Sep 23, 2018 | Sportsgate | 405 views
Landmark Victory
September 23: SPORTSGATE HOCKEY: Tatum White’s goal 94 seconds into overtime capped an impressive comeback and gave the Kingston JR's a 3-2 landmark victory over the defending league champion Toronto Jr. Aeros in a Provincial Women’s Hockey League game on Sunday afternoon at the Invista Centre. 

It is the first time the Ice Wolves have beaten Toronto since joining the league in 2012-13, breaking a franchise losing streak of 12 games, and marked the first time the Ice Wolves have started a season with a 2-0 won-lost record. The Ice Wolves fell behind 2-0 in the second period before scoring twice in the third period to send the game — against the league playoff champion in 2015-16 and 2017-18 and silver medallist in 2016-17 — into overtime. Samantha Wood, at 2:08 of the third period, and Alexa Hoskin, 7:01 later, erased Kingston’s 2-0 deficit, which was built on second-period goals from Toronto’s Claudia Yu and Alex Grudzinski. White’s game-winning goal was an unassisted effort at 1:34 of the extra period, coming on Kingston’s first shot after the Aeros had been stopped three times earlier by Ice Wolves goaltender Emma Gorski. It was Gorski’s first start after being picked up in the off-season from the Barrie Sharks. Toronto outshot Kingston 30-29 in the game, with the Ice Wolves holding a 15-9 advantage while mounting their comeback. The Ice Wolves continue their season-starting four-game homestand on Friday night when they host the Whitby Jr. Wolves (0-1-1-0) at 7:30 p.m. at the Invista Centre.