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Brampton's Hefford deadly on offense in 5-2 win against Alberta

Winsport Canada    Sun, Mar 18, 2012

Brampton relied on the scoring touch of Jayna Hefford, who netted two goals, to beat Alberta, 5-2.

Hefford found the back of the net 2:07 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Brampton and again while 6:47 into the first to make the score 2-1 Brampton.

Brampton pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 33 penalty minutes.

The defense for Brampton tightened up when it had players in the penalty box, as it let in one goal on 11 Alberta power plays.

Brampton additionally got points from Cherie Piper, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Britney Selina, who also finished with one goal and two assists. Gillian Apps also scored for Brampton. More assists for Brampton came via Ashley Riggs, who had one and Courtney Birchard, who had two.

Alberta put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Brampton to score on any of its four power plays.

Alberta was helped by Cunningham Jenna, who had one goal. Jenna scored on the power play 11:08 into the first period to make the score 2-2. Alberta had gotten the advantage when Brampton's Kerri Palmer was sent off for hooking. Peacock Taryn assisted on the tally. Alberta also got a goal from Purcell Chelsea as well. In addition, Alberta received assists from Sutter Olivia, Mikkelson Meaghan, and Hunt Sam, who contributed one a piece.

Brampton's Liz Knox stopped 22 shots out of the 24 that she faced. Brampton ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Apps was ejected from the game. Day Lundy made 16 saves for Alberta on 20 shots. Alberta incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.