Devilettes take down Senators
London Community News
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After spending the first four games of the season on the road, the London Junior Devilettes Intermediate AA hockey club finally hit the ice in front of some friendly hometown faces on Friday night (Oct. 19).
Playing host to the Ottawa Senators at the Kinsmen Recreation Centre, London was looking to improve on their 3-1 record.
Skating scoreless in the opening frame, London finally caught the break they had been looking for when Senators Connor Galway earned herself two minutes in the penalty box for interference.
Picking a loose puck out of a scramble in front of Ottawa netminder Sarah McGall, Devilettes Clare McKellar banged home her third goal of the season to finally crack the seal on the deadlock.
Fifteen seconds later, Rachel Cassidy — playing her first game of the season for London — snapped a shot from the top of the faceoff circle past McGall to give London a 2-0 lead.
Ottawa would narrow the gap to one late in the mid-frame when Rebecca Leslie managed to finally get one past Devilettes goalie Jessica Dodd.
London and Ottawa each generated some excellent scoring chances in the third period but both Dodds and McGall were more than up to the challenge of holding the other team’s offence at bay.
In the end though, it would end up being a long bus ride home for Ottawa with nothing to celebrate, as London held onto their one goal lead through the final 20 minutes of play to post the 2-1 victory.
The Devilettes see action again at 5 p.m. this Sunday (Oct. 21) when they take on the Waterloo K-W Rangers in Provincial Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) action at the Earl Nichols Recreation Centre.
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