Feb 23, 2018 | Kristen Watkins | 140 views
Kingston Takes Cambridge
HOCKEY: Friday, February 23: The Kingston Jr. Ice Wolves won for the first time ever in the post-season as they downed the Cambridge Rivulettes 4-1 in the opening game of their Provincial Women's Hockey League first-round series on Friday night at the Invista Centre.
The Ice Wolves made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history last season but were swept 3-0 by the Waterloo K-W Rangers in the best-of-five series, losing all three games 3-1.This year, however, the Ice Wolves scored single unanswered goals in the first and second periods and then extended the lead to 3-0 midway through the third before Cambridge got on the scoreboard. An empty-net goal by Kingston, which outshot Cambridge 26-22 in the game, polished off the win.Game 2 of the best-of-five round of 16 will be played on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., also at the Invista Centre. The series will be completed next weekend in Cambridge with as many as three games in three days, beginning Friday at 7:40 p.m.Melanie Young, who had two points in the game, opened the scoring at 9:59 of the first period and Alexa Hoskin made it 2-0 late in the second period. Melissa Jefferies, on a power play, upped the advantage to 3-0 9:19 into the third and Kaitlyn Evelyn's shutout remained intact until Cambridge's Jaimee MacDonald tallied with just 2:50 left in the game.Scout Watkins-Southward finished the scoring with an empty-netter at 18:07.