Rattray scores twice to lead former Team Harvey Sonnet to PWHPA Dream Gap Tour showcase
Jamie Lee Rattray scored twice, including the game-winner, as Team Harvey defeated Team Sonnet 6-2 on Saturday at the Dream Gap Tour Women’s Professional Hockey League showcase in Truro, Nova Scotia
Marie-Philip Poulin scored her second goal of the weekend, putting Team Harvey on the board just over five minutes into the first period. Laura Fortino directed a shot from the point into traffic, and Poulin collected the loose puck in the crease to backhand it to goaltender Erica Howe.
The Canadian national team star scored the game-winning goal in overtime against Team Adidas on Friday.
She scored the last goal yesterday, and the first goal today.. Poulin is on 🔥
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The Sonnet team responded just under three minutes later when American hockey legend Hilary Knight jumped on a Bailey Larson turnover to put Hannah Brandt ahead for the equalizer.
Harvey’s regained the lead early in the second period when Rosy Demers pushed the puck in front of the net and Rattray grabbed the rebound. The 30-year-old from Kanata, Ont., added another scorer to extend the lead to two, but Knight pounced on another Team Harvey turnover and found Brianne Jenner for a one-timer. to reduce the lead to 3-2.
Redemption! Jenner with his second goal of the season to cut the lead to 3-2 going into the final frame!
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But that’s as close as Team Sonnet could get, as Demers and Sophia Shaver scored two quick third-period goals before Emily Clark’s empty net put the game away with four minutes to go.
WATCH | The Harvey’s team pulls away in the 3rd period:
Nurse lifts Team Adidas over Team Scotiabank
Later Saturday, Sarah Nurse scored a controversial third period goal to lead Team Adidas against Team Scotiabank with a 5-3 victory.
The two-time Olympic medalist from Hamilton jumped on a loose puck in the crease and stuck until he found the back of the net.
Scotiabank goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer protested that she covered the puck, but the whistle never sounded and the eventual game-winning goal remained on the board.
WATCH | The nurse marks the winner of the Adidas team:
The game was deadlocked at three entering the final quarter with Melodie Daoust, Victoria Bach and Blayre Turnbull scoring for the Scotiabank team. Kendall Coyne Schofield, Jincy Dunne and Kristin O’Neill provided the offense for Team Adidas.
Laura Stacey added an empty-net goal to seal the win for Team Adidas.
Team Harvey’s and Team Adidas both got three points with the regulation wins. Unlike previous seasons, each match will count towards the Season Ranking.
Truro’s showcase continues on Sunday. Team Adidas will face Team Sonnet at 11 a.m. ET, followed by Team Scotiabank against Team Harvey’s at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Live coverage of every PWHPA game this season will be available worldwide on cbcsports.ca, CBC Gem, the CBC Sports YouTube channel and the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android.
The season will conclude with an all-star game on December 11 at the Canadian Tire Center in Ottawa, in partnership with the Senators. The event will see the best players from the PWHPA compete in a skills competition and a three-on-three tournament.
The mission of the PWHPA is to establish a viable professional women’s ice hockey league in North America that features the greatest professional women’s ice hockey product in the world.
WATCH | The stars of PWHPA are ready for the Truro showcase: