Moose win with late-game heroics

The Meadow Ridge Moose won twice over the weekend, and jumped back into second place....

The Meadow Ridge Moose won twice over the weekend, and jumped back into second place in the South Coast Female Amateur Hockey League standings.

On Friday night the Moose beat Simon Fraser University by a score of 2-1 in North Surrey.

The Moose trailed until Jade Weger tied the game with eight minutes let. Then Hayley Rodger got the winner with only 1:20 left to play.

Then the Moose got past the Fraser Valley Jets 4-3 on Sunday in North Delta.

Madeline Cockrill put the Moose up 1-0 just 97 seconds into the game, but the Jets tied it on the powerplay with a minute left in the opening period. Kahlan Gibson gave the Moose another lead in the second period, but again the Jet answer.

As the game wound down, Sierra Rai scored twice. She tallied with four minutes left, but the Jets tied the game 19 seconds later.

With just 25 seconds left in the game, Rai struck again, for the game winner.

Gibson of the Moose was chosen as the league’s player of the week on defence. She helped limit the opposition to just four goals in the two games, but also assisted on the game winner against SFU on Friday, and had a goal and an assist on Sunday.

The wins improve the Moose’s record to 6-2-2 on the season, but the first-place South Fraser TNT still lead with a near-perfect 8-1 record.

On Saturday the Moose host the TNT,  and on Sunday are at the TWU to take on the winless Titans.