Stettler Women’s Hockey

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Lakeland Jaguars Vanessa Hamley (16) carries the puck into the Stettler zone against Storm defence Tyra Ganser and goalie Lindsey McKinnon during their match on January 11, 2014. ECA Review/B. Avramenko

Stettler’s Women’s hockey team, the Redcore Enterprises Storm travelled to Cold Lake on Saturday, January 11 to take on the league-leading Lakeland Jaguars in a riveting match.

Stettler came out flat in the first period, spending half of it shorthanded. They were out-shot 13 to five. The penalty killers, however, were great and Lindsey McKinnon frustrated the home team by stopping every shot she faced to keep the game scoreless.

In the second period Stettler seemed to find their legs and began out-working the Jaguars. Stettler thought they had scored on a nifty back handed shot taken by Geri Slemp but the goal was waved off. In a heads up play Tyra Ganser blasted a shot from the point giving the Storm a one goal lead.

The Jaguars tied the game up 89 seconds later when Taylor Morris took advantage of a Stettler miscue and scored a short handed goal.

The third period was yet another battle as both teams were frustrated, taking five penalties per side. Once again the Storm’s penalty kill units were great and had numerous shorthanded chances.  At the end of the game nothing was decided as the game ended in a one-all tie.

Next up the Storm take on the Battle River Heat.

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