Hundreds of fans in Fredericton and Oromocto were treated to a spectacular three game series of ringette this past weekend during the Fredericton Early Bird Tournament (FYRA). The Attack used the momentum derived from their fan base to post two wins and a shootout loss as they moved from 9th to 7th place in the Eastern Conference standings.
In Saturday afternoon action, the Attack and Devils exchanged goals back and forth in a highly offensive matchup. The teams were in an 8-8 deadlock by the end of the 4th period caused by a tying shorthanded goal by the Devils with 23 seconds left. Attack goaltender, Karine Doiron, denied all three Devil shootout attempts and it was Miguelle Proulx who secured the 9-8 shootout victory for the Attack. Martine Caissie posted a 6 point effort and Josée Doiron contributed for 5 points. Hours later, the two teams met again to have the same score in a shootout, however, it was the Devils this time to skate away with the 9-8 win. During the second period, the Attack were dominating the Devils by a score of 5-1 when the visiting team turned on the pressure to repeat the 8-8 tie. In the shootout, all three Attack shooters were denied and Gloucester’s final shooter saved the day for the visiting squad. Joelle Proulx had 1 goal and chipped in 4 assists in the loss.
On Sunday morning in Oromocto, Attack goaltender Karine Doiron was spectacular in a 32 save performance that assisted the Attack in finishing the series with a 5-2 win. Miguelle Proulx scored 2 goals and had 2 assists in the victory, including the game winning goal.
Currently the Attack hold a 4-7-0-1 record and have four forwards currently in the NRL top scorers race; Jenny Snowdon (33 points), Martine Caissie (28 points), Joelle Proulx (27 points) and Josée Doiron (26 points). The Attack will next face the Montreal Mission on home ice in Cap-Pelé and Shediac on December 6-7, 2014.
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