It was an early wake-up call to the Breakers. The Calgary Oval Extreme are the top team in the Western Womens Hockey League, even if some of their top players were still not back from a pre-Olympic tournament in Saskatchewan the previous weekend.
Price and the B.C. Breakers settled down and started playing more defensive hockey. They kept the score 1-0 at the end of the first period, and close the first half of the second period before the dam finally broke. Price saved shot after shot and kept the Oval Extreme honest until, with their 23 rd shot on net, the Oval Extreme scored for a second time.
After that the B.C. Breakers collapsed and the strength of the Calgary team shone through as they scored five more unanswered goals, one which ricocheted off a defenders stick, to take the game 7-0. Price made 40 saves in her losing effort as the Breakers were outshot 47-15.
The Breakers and the Oval Extreme played twice more in the next two days, Oct. 15 and 16, at Lower Mainland venues. The Oval Extreme won by scores of 11-1 and 4-3 respectively.
The Whistler game was a fundraiser for the Whistler Minor Hockey Association.
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