Laura Ellis scored a pair of back to back goals in the third period for Stoney Creek as the Junior Sabres cruised to a 4-0 shutout victory over the visiting Aurora Panthers on Friday night. The victory is the second straight for the Sabres as they start out their PWHL season with a pair of wins.
The two goals for Ellis were her first two of the year and her first game on the ice with the Junior Sabres. While Ellis has notched her first pair of markers with the Junior Sabres, the left handeder has already had three goals with the Midget AA Sabres through their preseason tournaments.
The Ellis goals were icing on the cake for Stoney Creek as the opening fifteen minutes had already sealed the deal for the Sabres. Victoria Klimek netted her first goal of the season and her second as a Junior Sabre at 4:14 of the opening period. Klimek spent the majority of last year with the Midgett AA squad and played on a hanfdul of games with the Junior team. Victoria was a powerhouse last year with twenty goals scored in twenty two games.
Sarah Rumbell also found the back of the net in the first period, netting her first goal of the season at 12:54.
Stoney Creek was the more dominating team on the ice and were also victorious in the shot count with a 21-8 count. And unlike their home opener two weeks ago the game was much less physical and only two penalties were handed out in the first period.
With the win the Sabres go to 2-0 on the young season and will be back in action at the Gateway Ice Centre on Saturday night. The Nepean Wildcats will visit the Sabres when the puck drops at 7:35pm.