CALGARY — It was a bounce-back win for Team Sonnet at the Secret Cup women’s hockey tournament in Calgary.
Jamie Lee Rattray scored the eventual winner as Toronto’s Sonnet squad rebounded from a tournament-opening loss to beat Team Bauer 4-3 on Thursday.
Nicole Kosta while shorthanded, Victoria Bach and Natalie Spooner also scored for Toronto (2-1-0), which dropped a 3-2 decision against Montreal’s Bauer team on Monday. Shea Tiley stopped 27 shots for the win.
Marie-Philip Poulin, Rebecca Leslie and Laura Stacey — with a short-handed goal — found the back of the net for Montreal (2-1-0). Genevieve Lacasse made 21 saves in defeat.
Team Bauer also topped Calgary 6-1 on Tuesday to open the tournament with two victories. Calgary’s Team Scotiabank (0-2-0) dropped an 8-3 decision Wednesday against Toronto and will attempt to capture its first win Friday against Montreal.
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 at Scotiabank Saddledome.
The PWHPA is a movement arising from the collapse of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League two years ago. The PWHPA includes members of the Canadian and U.S. national teams.
Their goal is a sustainable league with a living wage and the competitive supports the men’s professional leagues have.
The last time PWHPA games were played in Canada before Monday was Jan. 11-12, 2020 in Toronto.
Of the 28 players invited to try out for Canada’s Olympic team starting this summer, 21 are Secret Cup participants.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 27, 2021.
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