A number of teams made an early-season statements as all seven clubs endured a weekend of mixed results in Round Two of the Sultana Bran Hockey One League.
Star local player Kalindi Commerford led the Canberra Chill to a 2-1 win against the NSW Pride.
Commerford's team was one of the big winners in the women's competition on Saturday, along with the Adelaide Fire and HC Melbourne, who all consolidated their victories from Round One.
Morning storms cleared but a Chill was still in the air at the National Hockey Centre Lyneham the Chill took on the Pride.
The Canberra Chill had six players making the debut in front of a home crowd.
The game was close right from the first whistle.
With five minutes to go in the first quarter, Naomi Evans broke through and scored, following a brilliant pass by Chill defender Sophie Gaughan.
Jocelyn Bartram recovered her composure well and saved Evans' conversion opportunity.
At the end of the second quarter, Mikayla Evans scored a diving goal, but again Bartram was too strong and denied Evans's conversion.
NSW Pride came out firing in the third quarter challenging the Chill penalty corner defence which eventually gave out and saw the Pride score.
Just like Bartram, Sakiyo Asano was too strong for NSW goal scorer Morgan Blamey, saving her conversion opportunity.
The final quarter saw both teams create attacking opportunities, but both goalkeepers were too good and the game finished up 2-1 to the Canberra based team.
Next up for the Chill is an away game against the Perth Thundersticks on Saturday, October 12.