The Junior Lightning defeated Whitby 7-2 in the second game of head-to-head matchups between them. The Bolts outshot the Wolves 47 – 24 in this high-intensity 4-on-4 game.
Aggressive play and confidence with the puck were strengths for the Bolts in this game. The Junior Lightning capitalized on several excellent scoring opportunities. Durham West was strong defensively and killed off 4/ 5 penalties while scoring a shorthanded goal.
The Lightning opened the score at 16:55 of the first period. Sophie Hudson #94 passed from behind the net to Tory Mariano #4, who put it past the Whitby goaltender. This would be the first of two goals on the night for the defenceman Mariano. The second goal of the night for Bolts was a short-handed marker at 1:30 of the first period. Issy Wunder #9 ripped a top-shelf, glove side goal after receiving a heads-up pass from Olivia Pridham #16. Wunder finished the night with 5 goals, including one in the second period, which broke the 2-2 tie and paved the way for the team’s victory.
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