Queens overcome adversity for win
Queens 3 Griffins 1
EDMONTON — One aspect of their game the RDC Queens had to show their coach was that they wouldn’t let a little adversity bother them.
They showed that Saturday as they went on the road and scored a pair of unanswered third-period goals, to down the Grant MacEwan Griffins 3-1 in Alberta Colleges Women’s Hockey League play.
“The game didn’t get underway until 10 minutes to nine because of problems with the Zamboni door, then we ran into a hot goaltender and also had a goal disallowed,” said Queens head coach Trevor Keeper.
“But the girls kept battling and eventually took control in the third period.”
The Queens fell behind 1-0 at 4:07 of the second period on a goal by Nicole Loewen on the power play. But Megan Jones evened the score less than two minutes later.
Emily Lougheed put the Queens ahead at 6:12 of the third period, taking a perfect backhand flip pass from Jade Petrie to beat GMU goaltender Morgan Glover on a two-on-one.
Laura Salomons scored the goal of the game at 16:11 when she deked the defenceman, and then deked Glover to score on her backhand.
Camille Trautman made 20 saves to pick up the win, two days after recording a 4-0 shutout over the Griffins at the Arena.
“I thought we played better tonight than Thursday,” said Keeper.
“But their goalie was outstanding. We kept track of shots and we outshot them almost three-to-one.”
The Queens return to action Thursday when they host NAIT (1-1) at 7 p.m. at the Arena.