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Nurse (A) nets hat trick, leads STONEY CREEK to 6-4 win over BLUEWATER
Story by Narrative Science.
BLUEWATER could not stop STONEY CREEK's Sarah Nurse (A), who tallied a hat trick in a 6-4 win.Nurse (A)'s first goal came 7:58 into the first period. He then added goals at 12:32 into the first and at 18:55 into the third.
STONEY CREEK forced BLUEWATER goalie Brooke Gibson to work between the pipes, taking 34 shots. STONEY CREEK's goal total was higher than its season average. This season, STONEY CREEK averages 3.1 goals per contest. Penalties took their toll on STONEY CREEK, as its penalty kill unit let in three power play goals. STONEY CREEK's defense let in more goals than it usually has this year. STONEY CREEK averages 1.6 goal allowed per game.
STONEY CREEK also got points from Rosie Heffernan, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Sarah Quaranta, who also registered two goals and one assist. More assists for STONEY CREEK came via Sydney McKibbon (C), who had two and Teresa Horner and Caitlin Wallace, who contributed one a piece.
BLUEWATER's normally stingy defense allowed more goals than usual. BLUEWATER is averaging 2.1 goals against for the season. BLUEWATER's defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals. BLUEWATER could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 16 minutes in penalties during the game.
BLUEWATER was led by Sydney Dobbin, who had two goals and two assists. Dobbin scored the first of her two goals at 45 seconds into the second period to make the score 2-1 STONEY CREEK. Brooke Hartwick provided the assist. Dobbin's next tally made the score 5-5 with 4:01 left in the third period. Kaila Pinkney assisted on the tally. BLUEWATER additionally got points from Hartwick, who also tallied one goal and one assist. BLUEWATER also got a goal from Jessica Wakefield as well. Other players who recorded assists for BLUEWATER were Amanda Moore and Emily Woodhouse, who each chipped in one.
Taylor Cook rejected 15 shots on goal for STONEY CREEK. STONEY CREEK incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. BLUEWATER's Gibson stopped 28 shots out of the 33 that she faced.