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Brampton uses big games from Bendus and Apps to down Alberta, 7-3
Story by Narrative Science.
Behind two goals and one assist from Vicki Bendus and two goals and one assist from Gillian Apps, Brampton downed Alberta 7-3.Bendus scored the first of her two goals at 6:14 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Brampton. Apps provided the assist. Bendus' next tally made the score 6-3 Brampton with 11:42 left in the third period. Apps scored the first of her two goals at 5:22 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Brampton. Bendus picked up the assist. Apps' next tally made the score 7-3 Brampton with 6:29 left in the third period. Courtney Birchard assisted on the tally.
Brampton's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Alberta power plays. Brampton kept Alberta's goalie busy throughout the game, and MacIsaac Jillian made 29 saves on 36 shots. Brampton's goal total was higher than its season average. Brampton averages 3.8 goals per game. Brampton was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 16 penalty minutes.
Brampton additionally got points from Molly Engstrom, who also racked up one goal and two assists and Britney Selina, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Courtney Unruh also scored for Brampton. Other players who recorded assists for Brampton were Cherie Piper and Jayna Hefford, who each chipped in one.
Alberta found itself short handed often, totaling 24 penalty minutes and allowing eight power plays.
Alberta was led by Hunt Sam, who registered two goals. Sam scored the first of her two goals at 12:39 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Alberta. Peacock Taryn provided the assist. Sam's next tally made the score 5-3 Brampton with 16:18 left in the third period. Alberta also got a goal from Overguard Karlee as well.
Sonja van der Bliek rejected 27 shots on goal for Brampton.