Six Point Weekend for NRL Wildfire in Montreal

Montreal Mission 8, Wildfire 3

The final score of this Saturday afternoon game was not indicative of the play. Shots on goal were 31 apiece and after 15 minutes the score was 2-2. A rash of penalties proved to be Waterloo’s downfall as the Mission counted 5 goals on 10 power play opportunities. Wildfire goals came from Shelagh Rouse and co-captains, Amanda Somerville and Bryanna Kelly.

Wildfire 7, Le Royal de Bourassa 4

Saturday evening it was the Wildfire’s turn to take advantage of power play chances, scoring 4 goals in 9 tries. Taking the early lead, Waterloo was never behind in this one. Veteran forward and co-captain, Lindsey Vivian, had a hat trick for the Wildfire, Rouse added a pair and Kelly and Somerville added singles. Lisa Malanks stopped 21 of 25 shots in the Waterloo cage.

Wildfire 7, Rive Sud Revolution 5

A 3-goal outburst from veteran forward, Katie Dawson, sparked the Wildfire in this Sunday 8am match against the Revolution. Malanka was a pillar of strenghth in the Waterloo net stopping 37 of 42 Rive Sud shots. Single goals for the Wildfire came from Brianna Thompson, Somerville, Rouse and Kelly.

Wildfire 6, Lac St Louis Adrenaline 5

Trailing 3-1 at the half in their 4th game of the weekend Sunday afternoon, the Wildfire roared back and outscored the Adrenaline 5-2 in the second half and pulled out a 6-5 victory. Rouse and Thompson led Waterloo with 2 goals each while Somerville and Vivian counted singles. Kelly chipped in with 4 assists. Malanka had another strong goaltending performance in this one, facing 35 Lac St Louis shots.

The win capped a 6 point weekend for the 4-game road trip and the Wildfire record improved to 7 wins, 7 losses lifting them back into the 8th and final playoff spot in the 13-team NRL Eastern Conference. But no rest for the Waterloo squad which is off to Quebec City for 2 games Saturday afternoon and evening before pausing for the Christmas break.