Toronto Furies take two, Brampton Thunder lose two in CWHL weekend action

By Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther

The Toronto Furies opened their 2016-17 season with back-to-back victories over the Boston Blades, while the Brampton Thunder lost two straight in their home series against the Montreal Canadiennes.

Furies find ways to win over Boston

On Saturday, the Furies and Thunder were tied heading into overtime before forward Carolyne Prevost scored with 1:15 remaining in the extra frame to give Toronto a 2-1 win.

The Furies easily handled the Blades Sunday afternoon, improving to 2-0 following a 6-1 victory. Prevost followed her OT-game-winning goal by opening the scoring midway through the 1st period, then Toronto captain Natalie Spooner scored two goals and two assists, giving her three on the season.

Toronto heads to Montreal to face Les Canadiennes in a two-game set on the Oct. 22-23 weekend.

Montreal quiets storm, beat Thunder twice

In Brampton, Les Canadiennes scored three unanswered goals in the final frame to put Montreal ahead for a 5-2 win over the Thunder.

On Sunday, Montreal scored three goals early and Brampton couldn’t complete the comeback, giving Les Canadiennes a 3-2 win and handing the Thunder an 0-4 start to the season.

Brampton gets a bye week before they take on the Furies in a home-and-home series on the Oct. 29-30 weekend, starting in Toronto on Saturday and in Brampton on Sunday.

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