Sports

Battle for top spot

The Bantam Hurricane took on the best of the best last weekend.

The Hurricane headed to Saanich to play the Peninsula Panthers in a battle of the top two teams in the girl’s league.

The tone of the game was quickly set when the Panthers laid a big body check to one of the Hurricane defenders during an opening rush and there was no call made.

Goalie Jadylin Spooner stood on her head as she made save after save from a very aggressive Peninsula team. The Panthers finally got one by Spooner at the 10 minute mark of the first period. The Hurricane quickly equalized with a goal by Lisa Lloyd at the eight minute mark.

The Hurricane girls fought off a scoreless second period. Spooner continued to inspire her team and all the fans in the crowd. Maiya Cramb recently back from an injury, was solid on defence for the Campbell River side.

The third period proved to be a very frustrating one for the Hurricane coaching staff and players. Another missed call by the referee on a slash to Hurricane defender Alyssa Palmer, injuring her wrist and taking her out of the game, also left the team short handed as she was given a penalty for a retaliation slash. It was during this Peninsula power play that the Panther’s scored their second goal of the game, putting them up 2-1.  The Panthers were finally called for a penalty late in the third period and with a surge of offensive pressure by numerous Hurricane lines the game was called early on a time limit before the penalty had even expired. The game was so good for the Campbell River side who are already looking forward to settling the score in their next meeting.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

2014 was a very good year for local anglers
 
Sharks devour record book at international swim meet
 
Hawks continue to soar
Dorey refocused after Sochi ride
 
Target of lottery ticket lawsuit denies claim
 
Avalanche warning issued for recreational backcountry users
Prisoner escapes police custody
 
B.C. smart meters cleared in Ontario debacle
 
Gallery receives major gift of Ritchie art