12 minor penalties lead to 3-0 defeat to Trojans

12 minor penalties lead to 3-0 defeat to Trojans

On Thursday evening at the Olds Sportsplex the Olds College Broncos allowed three powerplay goals to the SAIT Trojans, who move within one game of the Broncos in the ACAC standings with the 3-0 win.

Struggling on the offensive end, the Broncos were held scoreless for the fourth consecutive game as their goal-scoring drought extends to 297 minutes.

Contributing to the lack of offense was the Broncos undisciplined play during the tightly officiated contest. The Broncos took 12 minor penalties, putting them shorthanded for over a period of the game, leading to three powerplay goals for the visitors, one of which on a five-on-three.

Despite the Broncos penalty troubles, they managed to outshoot the Trojans 28-26, as Elisha Oswald was forced to be solid, turning away each and every puck she faced.

The Trojans got on the board early on the power play. The puck corralled behind the Broncos net, took a strange hop and came right out front to a wide-open Cassidy Bellavance. Spooner, on the other side of the net, had no chance as Bellavance buried the puck for the first goal of the game.

Beck scored the second goal of the game 16 minutes into the second on another power play. Skating around the net and out to the top of the circle, Beck fired a perfectly placed shot, popping the water bottle off the net as she extended the lead to two.

Beck sealed the win for the Trojans in the third when she took a pass from Tash Scantlebury in front and made no mistake on yet another powerplay opportunity.

The two teams will travel to Calgary for a rematch tomorrow evening at 7 P.M.

- Brendan Stasiewich, Broncos Sports Information