Power is losing in Connecticut

Power is losing in Connecticut

A lack of discipline hurt the Montreal Force, which lost 2-1 to Connecticut Whale at the International Skating Center on Friday.

The hosts scored two unanswered second-half goals on the power play and sealed the game.

Lenka Serdar hit the net second. She scored her first goal in Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) by defeating goaltender Marie-Soleil Deschênes.

The visiting team’s goal ended their evening with 27 saves in 29 attempts.

Alexandra Labelle gave her teammates hope in the third period. She closed the gap with a one-timer, but the Force ran out of time to tie the game after that.

The Whale opened the scoring by exploiting a double numerical superiority. Well placed on the right of the net, Melissa Samoskevich gave the keeper no chance after a perfect pass from team-mate Kennedy Marchment.

With that loss, the Belle Province team increased their record to two wins and three losses in their last five games. This keeps her in fifth place in the PHF.

The squad’s next two meetings are on February 4 and 5 in Saint-Jérôme against the Minnesota Whitecaps at the Rivière-du-Nord regional arena.