The Bears fell to .500 in a tough match up against the Tabor Seawolves on Saturday evening. After a long week of classes leading up to mid-term exams, the Bears were looking forward to what is always a hard-fought game. The first period started off exactly according to plan. The short Bears bench went at the Seawolves. Relentless offensive pressure eventually turned into a highlight reel goal from Lauren Henman. Only three minutes in, after stickhandling through three Tabor players, she roofed one, putting the Bears up 1-0. But only two minutes later, Tabor struck back, evening the score. The period ended with Tabor netting another goal.
The first ten minutes of the second period were a back and forth battle with both sides getting good looks at the net. The Bears forechecked hard and held the neutral zone. But, with 4:35 left in the period, the Bears defense collapsed and Tabor was able to light the lame three more times. As the Bears retreated into the locker room, they faced a 5-1 deficit.
The third period was a character building one for the Bears as they worked to hack away at the four goal lead. Kylie Wilkes led the charge from the offensive end, forcing the Seawolves to make good decisions every time they had the puck. In the middle of the period, Lauren Henman struck again, closing the gap to three goals. Despite strong and heartfelt efforts by the Bears, especially the defensive pair of Ronnie Lortie and Olivia Good, the game ended there, with the Bears down 5-2.
The Bears look to snap their losing streak at the Cushing Holiday Tournament starting on Thursday.