Montreal Force drop second straight to Metropolitan Riveters in PHF action

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Madison Packer had a goal and an assist as the Metropolitan Riveters handed the Montreal Force a season-ending 4-3 loss in Premier Hockey Federation action on Sunday.

Minttu Tuominen, Kendall Cornine and Sarah Bujold added the other goals for Metropolitan (9-13-0).

Rachel McQuigge made 28 saves.

Catherine Dubois led Montreal (8-14-2) with two goals. Sarah Lefort scored the other.

Marie-Soleil Deschenes stopped 32-of-36 shots in the loss.

Montreal led 1-0 after the first period and the teams were tied 2-2 heading into the third. The Force lost 2-1 on Saturday to the Riveters.

“The biggest take away from this season is how hard this group works, they never give up from start to finish," said head coach Peter Smith.

"I'm extremely proud of them. I have a lot of confidence with who I put on the ice and everyone on the team defends pretty well, we were able to keep the pace up no matter which team we were facing.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 5, 2023.

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