2nd Period goal feast sees New Zealand Ice Fernz beat Turkey 4-2

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Friday, 5 April 2019, 9:14AM

The New Zealand Ice Fernz fought back from a 1-nil deficit to beat the Turkish women’s hockey team this afternoon, at the IIHF Division IIB world tournament in Romania.

The Ice Fernz exerted early pressure and were unlucky to concede an early goal against the run of play. Maintaining their composure, the Ice Fernz were rewarded at the start of the second period when a loose puck was collected by Jasmine Horner-Pascoe, who circled around behind the goal and found an unmarked Hannah Shields, who slotted it home.

The Ice Fernz then scored their second goal when Jasmine Horner-Pascoe scored a shorthanded goal on an end-to-end drive. The Ice Fernz went further ahead 90 seconds later when Hannah Shield picked up a pass and put the shot on goal. It was initially thought that Turkish Goalie had secured the puck in her catcher, but the goal judge deemed her catcher had crossed the line, and awarded the goal.

A fourth goal followed soon after when Reagyn Shattock found the back of the net for her first-ever IIHF point.

Turkey rallied in the final period and scored a consolation goal but were unable to overcome the deficit.

At the request of the Turkish team, the start of tonight’s game was delayed so that both teams could join on the ice to pay their respects to the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attacks.

The NZ Ice Fernz will face off against tournament hosts Romania tomorrow night in what promises to be an exciting game. With a boisterous Romanian crowd expected for the game, the game is sure to be played with intensity and passion.

Goal scorers for New Zealand:
Hannah Shields (2), Jasmine Horner-Pascoe, Reagyn Shattock.

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