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After being so close and working really hard this season Brisbane finally got their first win. Not only was it their first win but it came at the hands of the undefeated 2014 champions Melbourne Ice.
The two teams exchanged goals with the Melbourne Ice setting the lead three times before finally Brisbane Goannas Rosanna Routledge completed her hat-trick in the third period putting the Goannas up 4-3.
Kristelle Vanderwolf tied things up for the Ice forcing a shootout of which she would shoot first, but unfortunately didn’t convert. After a couple of exchanges Kelly Costa was successful with her deke for the Goanna’s leaving it to Melbourne Ices Lucy Parrington to try and equalise on the last shot attempt. Keesha Atkins was a rock in net denying Parrington and giving her team their first win of the season.
The Goannas weren’t able to celebrate for too long with Melbourne Ice bouncing back on the Sunday 4-2. Parrington converted on the Powerplay in the first period and later set up line mate Georgia Carson in the second to solidify a 2-0 lead. Goannas Rosanna Routledge halved the lead in the third period but the Ice replied minutes later. Tracy Hocutt narrowed the lead again for the Goannas 3-2 but it wouldn’t be enough as the Melbourne Ice would yet again captialise on the powerplay and finish the game 4-2.