The Cochrane Chaos junior women’s hockey team has been on quite the roll after they won both their games on Dec. 2 and 3 to stretch their win streak to five straight games.
The team started off in Edmonton to take on the Wolves, in a game Cochrane won by a score of 4-0. The Chaos scored early in the first period and then put away three goals in the third period to put the game away. Faith Gette, Aspen Kozak, Breanna Martin and Ashley Richard all scored for the Chaos while goaltender Megan Parkyn continued her strong play this season, making 25 saves in the contest.
The Chaos then travelled to Irma to play the Chargers, where Cochrane recorded their second straight shutout in a close 1-0 victory. The Chaos got their only goal from Kirsten Mumby, her second goal of the season and Jenna Weseen registered her sixth win in seven games to boost Cochrane’s record to 11-3 on the season.
Head Coach Derek Loomer says he was very proud of how his team battled all weekend long.
“I was very impressed with the girls resiliency over what was a very grueling week,” Loomer said.
“We had a very hard week of practising going in so we were a tired group. We also could have fell apart in Irma, a clutch and grab game where we were not getting any penalty calls but we kept our composure and earned a well fought win.”
With the win streak stretched to five and the second best record in the league, Loomer says he wants his players to stay focused on the team’s goal of being the best team in the league.
“Our goal is always to focus on the next game and if we play to our ability we should get the win. We can only control our games and if we do that, we will be successful,” Loomer said.
“We approach every game with an expectation that we will win and the girls are ready to compete and support each other. Our confidence comes from our positive approach to each ice session and the mutual support in our dressing room and on the ice.”
The Chaos will now play the Central Alberta Amazons twice before the Christmas break, sandwiched between a meeting with the Calgary Warriors.
“It would certainly send a message if we win both games (against the Amazons) but more importantly we want to continue to show our consistency and ability to compete,” Loomer said.
It’ll be an important stretch of games before the Christmas break takes place.”
Cochrane will take on Central Alberta on Dec. 9 and then will face the Warriors the following day. The Chaos will finish out 2017 with a home game against the Amazons, which will go on Dec. 17 at Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre.