Inferno drop two games in Toronto

Calgary, Alta (Jan. 28, 18) The Inferno couldn’t compete with Toronto’s offense this weekend; the blue and white Furies were strong on home ice. The Furies won Saturday’s game 3-2 and Sunday 5-2. The Inferno are now 2-2-2 against Toronto this season and won’t play eachother again this season unless they meet again in the playoffs.

Despite the losses, the league standings didn’t shift much this weekend. Montreal won both games against Vanke and Kunlun won in Boston on Saturday with today’s game yet to finish. Calgary maintains their third place standing behind Montreal and Kunlun.

Saturday’s game was a close battle between the two teams. Lindsey Post got the start in net for the Inferno and Amanda Makela was between the the posts for the Furies. Calgary got on the board first with a goal from Rhianna Kurio and assists to Erica Kromm and Elana Lovell. Toronto responded in the second with a goal from Jenna Dingeldein and assist to Jess Vella. A goal from Laura Dostaler on an assist from Sophie Shirley put the Inferno up by one about half way into the second period. Toronto’s Vella responded a couple minutes later with assists to Dingeldein and Hayley Williams. With a tie heading into the third period, Toronto’s Williams scored the winning goal with another point to Dingledein and Michelle Saunders.

On Sunday, Calgary looked for a different result than Saturday. Toronto was strong on the powerplay and got an early start with a goal from Emily Fulton with assists to Carlee Campbell and Brittany Zuback. The second period saw a lot of goals. Toronto opened the second period with another powerplay goal from Carolyn Prevost and assists to Campbell and Zuback. The Furies put one more past Delayne Brian before Toni Ross came on to replace her. The Furies powerplay scored again about half way into the second period with a goal by Jess Vella with assists to Katie Gaskin and Shannon Moulson. Calgary finally got on the board at the end of the period with a goal from Meghan Grenon and an assist to Iya Gavrilova. Calgary’s Sophie Shirley added one more to the board in the third period with assists to Jacquie Pierri and Brittany Fouracers. Toronto’s Williams scored an empty net goal before the end of the game.

The Inferno leave next week for their 10-day road trip to China where they will play Vanke and Kunlun at the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center. The two Chinese teams will arrive home from their North American road trip.

The Inferno limited-edition jersey auction is open for a few more hours. The bid will start to close at 5pm MST on Sunday, with one player’s jersey coming down until the final is removed at 8:20pm MST. Follow this link for the auction: http://calgary.thecwhl.com/community/live-auctions