Tuesday, 19 September 2017

I Think I Recognize That Tendy

You see that goalie trying to peek around the crowd of women in front of her? That's former Manitoba Bisons netminder Amanda Schubert! Schubert is currently in Finland where she's playing for the women's KJT team in Helsinki, and it was nice to see an article about Amanda's debut in the league. Being that my Finnish is a little rusty, I can tell you that she's finding success on the ice in Finland with KJT which is always encouraging for a foreign player in a new league and land.

According the linked report above, the article states that Schubert held Rauman Lukko off the board for 59 minutes and 47 seconds until a late power-play goal got by her in helping KJT earn their first win in the season opener by a 2-1 score. Sofia Nuutinen and Linnea Snickars scored for KJT in helping get out to a 1-0 start this season, and they traveled home for their second game the following day in welcoming Kuortane to town.

Despite Kuortane entering the game 0-1 after a loss to KalPa, this game was a little more lopsided. After holding the Kuortane scoreless in the first period, they found the back of the net twice in the second period behind Schubert. Things kind of got out of hand when Kuortane added four more goals in the third period en route to a 6-0 victory, but it should be noted that Schubert made 48 stops in the defeat. KJT drops to 1-1-0 on the season and sits in the middle of the pack with a number of other teams.

Friday night sees KJT playing the 0-2 Espoo Blues in Espoo while Saturday sees 0-2 Rauman Lukko visit KJT in the first rematch of the season. I haven't been able to find any feeds for the Naisten Liiga yet where I can watch Amanda and KJT play, but I'll keep searching so we can keep up with one of the alumna of the Bisons women's hockey team!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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