The second half of the Furies season has been both fun and challenging having to deal with a bit of adversity with long bus trips, cancelled games and melting ice. On February 7th the Furies took their first trip to Boston as a team. After a lengthy 10-hour trip and short sleep the puck dropped at Providence College for our 3rd game against the Blades. Although the Furies fought hard and Providence alumni, Jessica Vella scored to keep the game close, the Furies dropped the first game 3-2.
The Furies got a chance to regroup, enjoy some food and with a good nights sleep we came out flying. The second game was very back and forth, both teams finding the back of the net, but the Furies deciding we weren’t leaving without a win under our belts. After a close game the Furies were able to enjoy the long bus ride home with a 4-3 win.
After the long trip to Boston the Furies had a weekend off before facing off against the Montreal Stars. This was only the 3rd game that the Furies faced the Stars, as games had to be rescheduled after a huge snowstorm in December. Both the Toronto Furies and Montreal Stars were down a couple players, but both games went down to the last minute. With one shoot out loss and dropping the second game within the last 2 minutes, it wasn’t the result we were looking for.
With only 6 games left before Clarkson Cup every point counts to ensure the Furies can keep the second place spot. This past weekend, Montreal climbed back on the bus to make the trip back to Master Card Center in Toronto, ON. Unfortunately after only one period the game had to be cancelled due to melting ice (in minus 20 degree Celsius weather I might add) leaving both teams very unhappy, but more eager to show up and deal with some unfinished business from the night before. This game brought the best out of both teams with a 1-1 score going into the third period. The Furies took the lead with 6 minutes left with a goal from Boston University alumni Jenelle Kohanchuk. Only 1 minute later the Furies took a penalty and Chartrand of the Montreal Stars found the back of the net to tie the game with only 4 minutes left. The Furies left the ice with a 3-2 loss after giving up a goal with only 2 minutes left. Disappointed with the out come of the game, the Furies are given some time to regroup and hit the ice again on Wednesday before taking on The Brampton Thunder on March 8th.