The Toronto Furies started their season just the way they ended the 2013/2014 season… on a great note! Tryouts were very competitive and everyone brought their ‘A’ game to each and every skate. The Furies had the chance to face off against Team China walking away with a 13-0 win. After a few more exhibition games against Carleton and U of T, the Furies were eager to take on the Calgary Inferno. Although excited to get on the ice and play against some of the worlds best female hockey players – Haley Irwin, Rebecca Johnston, and Bailey Bram (just to name a few) we knew there would be little room for error.
The Furies were the first to put up a quick goal only 3 minutes into the first period. Kristy Zamora found the back of the net with a quick pass from her linemates Katie Wilson and Holly Carrie-Mattimoe. The Inferno didn’t take long to retaliate with a beautiful goal by Rebecca Johnston in the slot, Jessica Wong getting the assist.
After the first two goals the game was very back and forth. Mallory Deluce of the Toronto Furies getting her first of the season with a power play goal and Irwin of the Inferno quickly tying the game 2-2 shortly after. The game ended with a 4-4 score. After 5 minutes of overtime the game remained tied. The Furies chose Carolyn Prevost, Natalie Spooner and Jenelle Kohanchuk to shoot and the Calgary Inferno would have Haley Irwin, Rebecca Johnston and Danielle Stone to shoot.
Toronto Furies, Carolyn Prevost, with the only goal of the shootout gave the Furies their first win of the season and remain undefeated since the 2013/2014 Clarkson Cup!
The Furies will take on the Brampton Thunder this Saturday, October 25th in Waterloo, Ontario.
-Katie Wilson, Toronto Furies