CALGARY (Nov. 4, 17) – The Calgary Inferno had big back to back wins at home this weekend against the Markham Thunder, winning Sunday’s game 7-2. The wins also move them to the top of the league with eleven points, three points ahead of the second and third place Les Canadiennes Montreal and Markham Thunder.
“The girls came out very hard in the third and played a great, great period and that’s why we won,” said Head Coach Tomas Pacina.
The Inferno goal scorers were Rhianna Kurio, Katelyn Gosling, Jacquie Pierri, Louise Warren, Erica Kromm, Kelly Murray and Kayla Gardner.
The Thunder goals came from Kristen Richards and Kristen Barbara.
Kristen Richards opened the scoring with Markham’s first goal of the game on the powerplay, assisted by Jenna McParland and Jamie Lee Rattray.
The Inferno responded right away with a goal scored by Rhianna Kurio assisted by Sophie Shirley and Kelly Murray.
Katelyn Gosling scored with two minutes left in the first period assisted by Hayleigh Cudmore, giving the Inferno a 2-1 lead after one period of play. Shots on net were 11-8 in favour of the Markham Thunder.
The Thunder were the first on the board to start the second period. Kristen Barbara capitalized on a powerplay unassisted making it a 2-2 game.
With one minute left in the second period, Inferno’s Jacquie Pierri got her first ever CWHL goal and what ended up being the game winner, assisted by Taryn Baumgardt and Kelty Apperson.
“It was a perfect set up by Apperson and I was just there for the rebound,” Pierri said.
The Inferno really brought on the heat in the second period outshooting the Thunder 17-6.
Inferno started the third period on the powerplay, with Liz Knox making a huge save. That didn’t stop the Inferno getting on the board. Louise Warren scored 4:13 into the third period.
Erica Kromm scored just 1:14 later assisted by Hayleigh Cudmore, putting the Inferno up 5-2.
Inferno capitalized on the powerplay with Kelly Murray getting her first goal of the year assisted by Shirley and Dakota Woodworth.
With just 12.7s left in the game, the Inferno’s Kayla Gardner scored shorthanded, assisted by Murray.
Shots were 12-4 in favour of the Inferno for the third period. The Inferno outshot the Thunder Shots 37-21.
The Inferno head to Toronto to face the Furies this coming weekend, November 11 and 12.
- Calgary Inferno, Jacquie Pierri
- Calgary Inferno, Rhianna Kurio
- Markham Thunder, Kristen Barbara