Bettez leads Montreal over Calgary 6-1 at Secret Cup
CALGARY — Ann-Sophie Bettez scored once and set up two more as part of a four-goal third period, and Team Bauer pulled away to beat Team Scotiabank 6-1 on Tuesday at the Secret Cup women’s hockey tournament in Calgary.
Laura Stacey, Karell Emard and Kristin O’Neill also found the back of the net in the third to turn a 2-1 lead into a blowout for Montreal’s Bauer team, while Marie-Philip Poulin and Jessie Eldridge scored in the first period.
“We saw the game as pretty close all game and we kinda opened the flood gates late,” said Bettez. “It was just a matter of getting pucks on net, getting the rebounds.”
Emerance Maschmeyer stopped 30 shots for the win.
“She’s done an amazing job at keeping us in the game,” said Bettez. “She’s competitive and wants to get the best out of us by giving her best.”
Sarah Potomak scored the lone goal for Calgary’s Scotiabank squad, while Marlene Boissonnault turned aside 38-of-44 shots.
Poulin opened the scoring just 61 seconds into the game only for Potomak to respond less than two minutes later.
Eldridge restored the lead for Montreal at 11:43 of the first with what would turn out to be the game-winning goal.
Calgary’s Scotiabank returns to the ice Wednesday to face Toronto’s Sonnet, which opened the tournament Monday with a 3-2 loss against Bauer.
Three teams of 20 players in the Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association’s three Canadian hubs of Calgary, Toronto and Montreal are playing to hoist the Secret Cup trophy Sunday.