Oct 22, 2017 | Sportsgate | 59 views
Record 4 Game Winning Streak
SPORTSGATE: Oct. 22, 2017: A near-record second-period offensive outburst helped the Kingston Jr. Ice Wolves break two franchise records as they downed the Aurora Panthers 4-2 in a Provincial Women's Hockey League game Sunday afternoon in Aurora.
The Ice Wolves scored four goals in the second period on Sunday — one shy of the club record of five goals in a period — to run their current winning streak to a franchise-best four games and secure their best record in team history through nine games (6-2-1-0 for 13 points).The Ice Wolves' best single period came in their first season in the 20-team league as they netted five goals, including an empty-netter, in the third period of a 6-4 win over Etobicoke on Feb. 9, 2013. They compiled two three-game winning streaks last season, and their best previous opening nine games of a season came last season when they picked up 10 points (4-3-0-2).Four separate Ice Wolves scored Sunday as the teams packed all of the game's six goals into the middle frame's 15 minutes.Nicole Escano and Melanie Young scored 2:24 apart, starting at the 17-second mark, to put the Ice Wolves ahead 2-0. Following a short-handed goal from Aurora's Emma Wilson at 5:02, Alexa Hoskin, on a power play 2:25 later, and Rebecca Thompson, at 11:29, made it a 4-1 game for Kingston. Rebekah Feld of the Panthers, on a power play with just 18 seconds left in the period, completed the scoring.Team-leading point-getter Darcie Lappan (4-9-13 in eight games) picked up an assist in the game, while Hoskin and Thompson each collected two points (1G, 1A). Hoskin has scored at least a point in seven games.Ice Wolves goaltender Camryn Fennell improved her won-lost record to 3-1 with a 20-save performance as Aurora outshot Kingston 22-21 in the game.The fourth-place Ice Wolves host the London Devilettes (4-2-0-1) on Friday night at the Invista Centre, beginning at 7:30 p.m.