TERRY SCORES LATE, RED WINS FALL FESTIVAL OPENER
JASON LA ROSE
CALGARY, Alta. – Kelly Terry (Whitby, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) broke open a tie game with a terrific individual effort with 4:56 to go, helping Red to a 4-3 win over the Calgary AAA Flames in the opening game Thursday at Canada’s National Women’s Team Fall Festival.
Red trailed 3-1 just past the 13-minute mark of the first period before reeling off three unanswered goals to record the victory.
With overtime looming, Terry picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone, drove wide and cut to the Calgary net before roofing a shot over the short-side shoulder of Flames goaltender Cole Boutin.
Micah Hart (Saanichton, B.C./Cornell University, ECAC), Jill Saulnier (Halifax, N.S./Calgary, CWHL) and Jessica Campbell (Rocanville, Sask./Calgary, CWHL) scored the other goals for Red.
Veteran goaltender Charline Labonté (Boisbriand, Que./Montreal, CWHL) made 28 saves for the win.
Hart wasted no time getting Red on the board, sneaking a point shot through Boutin just 19 seconds after the puck dropped to start the game for a quick 1-0 advantage.
Brett Leason pulled the Flames even at 2:36, fanning on a shot that fooled Labonté, and he set up Markus Boguslavsky for Calgary’s first lead just 4:14 later.
Steven Lawrence put Calgary up by a pair with a shorthanded marker at 13:36, knocking in a centering pass from Brady Barclay, but Saulnier followed up a hard-work effort from Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.) to jam in a loose puck and cut the Red deficit to 3-2 after 20 minutes.
Campbell had the lone goal in a quieter second period; she took a feed in the slot from Bailey Bram (Ste. Anne, Man./Calgary, CWHL) and went to the backhand to beat Boutin and send the game to the third tied 3-3.
Calgary finished with a 31-25 advantage in shots on goal.
Both teams return to the ice Friday; Red meets White in an all-Canadian match-up (8:30 p.m. MT), while the Flames take on the SEAC Tigers in a match-up of AMHL rivals (5:30 p.m. MT).