Both teams played fast and hard for the first 15 minutes. Both goalies also worked hard and no one was able to score.
The Blue Devils were first to score at 10:56 with Celina Condon’s goal, assisted by Brooke McNabola.
Spectators were on the edge of their seats as the Blades hammered West Haven’s goalie with shot after shot and finally at 6:46, Tess Csejka tied the score on an assist from Cally Dixon.
The 8-minute overtime period was do or die for these competitive young ladies. Fast and furious skating with equal possession time, and then, with just 2:06 remaining on the clock, Taylor Nowak scored the winning goal for the Blue Devils on an assist from Jenna Hunt.
Final Score: 2-1 West Haven
Records: Blades 9-3, West Haven 8-1
Note: The two teams will face up again on Sunday, Jan. 21 at the Edward Bennett Rink in West Haven at 8 p.m.
But first, the Blades will host the Hall/Conard Warchiefs (5-3-2) of West Hartford on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Rinks at Shelton at 9 p.m.