The Chaos found themselves in the odd position of being down 2-0 early against the Ft. Saskatchewan Dury but bounced back to win 6-2, in the first of a weekend homestand, on Nov. 18.
Head coach Derek Loomer says they came out flat but found their form in the second period to tie the game 2-2, then scored four in the third, three on powerplays.
During the first intermission, he said they talked about the need to step up their play. The Fury had just two wins under their belt heading into the game and were at the bottom of the north division.
"We went back out and tied it up in the second, just the one goal, but we ended up outshooting them 60 to 10. We just started to wear them down."
"They play a very physical game and we just had to bear down and fight through that and stay focused. They paid the price once they started slowing down and taking penalties."
The Fury found themselves shorthanded 28 minutes in the game; the Chaos only six.
Loomer saluted the play of their goalie Kyla Brewster.
"She made a lot of really good saves through traffic. We had some really good shots and she made some pretty brilliant saves. I think you know the best player on the ice for sure out of both teams."
Kelly Stanford, the league's leading scorer, had a pair and singles went to Rowan Bremner (three points on the night), Alyssa McCasey, Kiera Wilcox, and Kelsi Dickson.
Sunday, they downed the Calgary Titans, 8-2, to expand upon their lead in AJFHL's south division with nine wins and one overtime loss.
The Chaos head north on Nov. 25 to face the toughest team in the north division, the Edmonton Wolves. The Wolves and Chaos were finalists in the provincial championship last season.
"We're looking forward to that," says Loomer. "They're are tops there. we're tops here, same as last year. This is our first contest against each other this season, and I guess we'll get up there and have a little bit of a measuring stick and see how we do."
During their home games, the Chaos host junior trainers from Cochrane Minor Hockey's Jr. Chaos female teams. Loomer says they get to hang out with the team in the dressing room, do the off-ice warm-ups with the team if they wish, and hang out on the bench during intermission.
"I think they really enjoy being in the dressing room and seeing just how the older girls interact with each other and the focus that they have on the game, and the things that they do to have fun, like their little dances when they get a little bit crazy, or when it's really serious, how they deal with it. I think it's a good learning experience for them."
The next time we'll see the Chaos at Totem One is Dec. 2, when they host the Lethbridge Eagles.
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