The Valley Breakers posted back-to-back win in recent women’s hockey action.
On Nov. 12, the Breakers hosted the Campbell River Wildcats at Glacier Gardens. Emily Murray opened the scoring for the Breakers, assisted by Melissa Peacock and Teresa Bullock, with a slap shot from the point that went low glove side.
The second period saw all the action of the game. The teams went back-and-forth putting points on the board. The Wildcats tied the score quickly into the second, only to have rookie Melissa Furlotte net her first goal ever, assisted by Murray, to give the lead back to the Breakers.
The Wildcats were only able to slide one more past Breakers’ net minder Lacey Mortensen, who played an outstanding game, allowing the Breakers to get three more points in the second period. The go-ahead goal was scored by Maria Sanchez, assisted by Sadie Horner, who sent a rocket slap shot high over the goalie’s blocker.
Furlotte got her second goal of the night when she netted a rebound off of Murray’s shot from the point. Forty seconds later, Sanchez also netted her second goal of the night, assisted by Barb Callander and Jess Sekulich (Bobbie Norton – Jockey Person to Person, Expedia CruiseShipCenters) giving the Breakers the insurance marker and the 5-2 win.
Two nights later the Breakers took to the ice against the Courtenay Whalers at the Comox Valley Sports Centre. Sekulich assisted by Murray got the Breakers on the board first, snapping the puck high over the netminder’s glove. The Whalers answered back halfway through the frame to tie the game. Jamie McCance then closed the scoring in the first period, with an assist by Peacock.
The Whalers tallied three more goals in the second, while Horner scored herself a natural hat-trick, keeping the Breakers ahead by one. Breakers’ goalie Mortensen was able to shut out the Whalers in the third, while McCance put in a rebound off of Sanchez and Sekulich’s efforts to secure the 6-4 win.
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