With a number of players returning from the SaskFirst camp on the weekend, the U18 AAA Richardson Pioneer Weyburn Gold Wings were looking to put a win on the board as they welcomed the Notre Dame Hounds to Crescent Point Place Wednesday night. The Hounds were able to take advantage of the power play, though, and skated to a 4-1 win over the Gold Wings.
Weyburn netminder Lexi Peace was tested often in the game, stopping 45 of the 49 shots she faced in the game. While Notre Dame did score two power play goals, Peace had them stymied on the other six opportunities.
The Hounds were the first to get on the board when Ellie Gauvin scored on the power play with 8:45 left on the clock in the opening period. Her goal was assisted by Ryann Perrett and Kaitlyn Gilroy.
The Gold Wings answered back early in the second period.
Jenay Hyndman put the puck into the twine behind Notre Dame goalie Eva Filippova at the 2:21 mark of the period. Her goal, scored on the power play, was assisted by Ashton Bender.
The Hounds would answer back with another special teams goal, though, this time while shorthanded. Kyra Anderson scored at the 7:39 mark, assisted by Keana McKibbin.
The third period would see Hounds apply a lot of pressure, looking to expand the lead. They fired 18 shots on Peace in the period, and two managed to get past the goaltender.
The first was on the power play with 8:41 remaining in the game, as Keara Merriman scored. She was assisted by Virginia Harazny and Tessa Henry. The second goal of the period was scored by Gilroy, with Perrett and Merriman credited with the helpers.
The U18 AAA Gold Wings will be back in action on Friday night. They host the Swift Current Wildcats at Crescent Point Place.