Six use power play to whip the Whale 5-3 in women's hockey

SIMSBURY, Conn. — The Toronto Six grabbed an early lead, scored a couple power-play goals and coasted to a 5-3 Premier Hockey Federation road win on Saturday against the Connecticut Whale.

Courtney Gardiner, Shiann Darkangelo, Leah Lum, Lexi Templeman and Emma Woods scored for the Six, who improved their record to 14-3-2 in the seven-team women's professional hockey loop.

Dominika Laskova chipped in with two assists for the Six, who led 1-0 after the first period and 4-1 heading into the third at the International Skating Center of Connecticut.

Alyssa Wohlfeiler, Taylor Girard and Caitrin Lonergan scored for the Whale, who slipped to 8-8-2. The Whale outshot the Six 36-25.

In Boston, the league-leading Pride won their 15th game of the season by defeating the visiting Montreal Force 4-1.

Loren Gabel, Christina Putigna, Allkie Thunstrom and Sammy Davis (empty net) scored for the Pride (15-2-1).

Ann-Sophie Bettez scored the lone goal for the Force (7-11-1) early in the third period.

Montreal outshot Boston 40-31.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 18, 2023.

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