Oct 15, 2017 | Sportsgate | 59 views
Home Game Winning Streak
October 13-15, 2017: If people didn't take notice of Darcie Lappan's offensive prowess in her three-point performance in the Kingston Jr. Ice Wolves' 4-1 over the Brampton Canadettes in a Provincial Women's Hockey League game Friday night, there was no hiding it at all on Sunday afternoon.
Lappan, a 16-year-old first-year Ice Wolves forward who is in her second year in the league, had the most productive game offensively in franchise history on Sunday, collecting five points — two goals, three assists — to pace Kingston to a 6-3 win over the Aurora Panthers at the Invista Centre.And to go one better, Hartington's Lappan also had the most successful two-game point-gathering blitz by a single player since the team entered the 20-team loop in the 2012-13 season, with eight, kick-started by her goal and two assists Friday night.Alexa Hoskin and Brianna Gaffney shared the team single-game points record of four, with both turning the trick last season — Hoskin going 3-1-4 against Mississauga on Sept. 25, 2016, and Gaffney going 1-3-4 against Brampton on Oct. 16.Gaffney also held the club mark of six points over two consecutive games, which she did twice — once Nov. 9 and 14, 2014, against Barrie and London (1-2-3 and 0-3-3) and again Oct. 14 and 16, 2016, against Cambridge and Brampton (1-1-2 and 1-3-4).As a team, the Ice Wolves also claimed a franchise best on Sunday, with their win giving them their best start through seven games (4-2-1 for nine points). Their previous best was six points (3-4-0 in 2013-14 and 2-3-2 in 2016-17).The Ice Wolves scored the first three goals of the game, with Melanie Young, Shelby Sly and Scout Watkins-Southward finding the mark.Aurora outscored Kingston 3-1 in the second period to tighten the game considerably. Jayden Thompson, Gracyn Emmerton and Emma Irwin tallied for the Panthers, with Lappan accounting for Kingston's scoring.In the third, however, the Ice Wolves created some breathing room on Watkins-Southward's second goal, and third point, of the game, at 3:07. Lappan completed the scoring on an unassisted effort at 13:21.Kingston outshot Aurora 37-33, with Camryn Fennell picking up her second win of the season.The Ice Wolves, who sit sixth in the 20-team league, return to action next weekend with a pair of road games — Saturday at 1:30 p.m. against the Barrie Sharks and Sunday at 1:25 p.m. against Aurora.