Game Summary
Manitoba  5 -  New Brunswick  4
 

COLLINS’ GOAL GIVES MANITOBA WIN

Charlottetown, PEI – Team Manitoba jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead and held on for a 5-4 win over Team New Brunswick on Wednesday at the 2008 Esso Women’s Nationals.

Bonnie Kroeker (Steinbach, MB/Westman Selects), Shelley Cockerill (Roblin, MB/Bears), and Hailey Clarkson (Winnipeg, MB/Westman Selects) scored in the first 4:19 of the first period and it looked like Manitoba would skate to an easy victory.

But New Brunswick’s Emilie Arseneault (Rothesay, NB/Brewster Academy) scored at 13:57 of the first to cut the deficit to two goals.

New Brunswick made it 3-2 just a minute into the second period, as Lyse Rossignol (New Maryland, NB/Saint Mary’s, CIS) found the back of the net. It stayed that way until 17:40 of the second, when Devon Fingland (Lundar, MB/Westman Selects) restored Manitoba’s two-goal lead. Manitoba took a 4-2 lead into the third.

Two goals by Kim Deschênes (St. Quentin, NB/Team Atlantic) in just over four minutes put New Brunswick into a tie with Manitoba. But only 30 seconds after Deschênes’ second goal, Aimee Collins (Pilot Mount, MB/Westman Selects) scored to give Manitoba a 5-4 lead, a lead the team would not relinquish.

Manitoba improved to 1-1, while New Brunswick fell to 1-0-0-1.

Manitoba outshot New Brunswick 35-17, including 29-10 over two periods.

 

Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Capital Area Rec. 1 City, Country Charlottetown, P.E.I., Canada
Month / Day / Year 03/12/2008 Time (local) 11:00 AM AT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3  Total
Manitoba (MB) 3 1 15
New Brunswick (NB)1124
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   00:51 MB 12 Bonnie Kroeker
   02:43 MB 8 Shelley Cockerill (16 Alana Warnick, 14 Lauren MacMillan) PP
   04:19 MB 6 Hailey Clarkson (20 Ashley Jaffray, 16 Alana Warnick)
   13:57 NB 8 Emilie Arseneault

Penalties:
   01:55 NB 8 Emilie Arseneault (Hooking)
   04:55 MB 5 Deena Caplette (Hooking)
   08:03 NB 9 Shelby Lyons (Roughing)
   11:45 MB 7 Tara Chartrand (Hooking)

Second Period
Goals:
   01:00 NB 15 Lyse Rossignol (9 Shelby Lyons, 11 Kim Deschênes)
   17:40 MB 11 Devon Fingland (14 Lauren MacMillan, 8 Shelley Cockerill) PP

Penalties:
   03:24 NB 2 Kayla Landry (Cross Checking)
   06:54 NB 3 Rebekah Thompson (High Sticking)
   07:13 MB 11 Devon Fingland (Cross Checking)
   09:20 NB 8 Emilie Arseneault (Slashing)
   17:08 NB 20 Annie McIntyre (Holding)
   19:01 MB 16 Alana Warnick (Interference)

Third Period
Goals:
   00:44 NB 11 Kim Deschênes (15 Lyse Rossignol, 7 Melinda Kaye) PP
   04:56 NB 11 Kim Deschênes (9 Shelby Lyons, 15 Lyse Rossignol)
   05:26 MB 19 Aimee Collins

Penalties:
   08:44 MB 11 Devon Fingland (Hooking)
   10:35 MB 8 Shelley Cockerill (High Sticking)
   13:08 MB 19 Aimee Collins (Hooking)
   15:52 MB 2 Kelly Runyan (Hooking)
   19:57 NB 8 Emilie Arseneault (Bodychecking)
   19:57 MB 2 Kelly Runyan (Roughing)
   19:57 MB 10 Crystal Rochon (Roughing)
   19:57 NB 9 Shelby Lyons (Roughing)


Goaltenders
Manitoba
1 Sasha Merrell On 3/04:57   Off 3/20:00
30 Carissa Schettler On 1/00:00   Off 3/04:56
New Brunswick
29 Emily Hobbs On 1/00:00   Off 1/16:30
29 Emily Hobbs On 1/17:04   Off 3/20:00
1 Alysha Manderson On 1/16:31   Off 1/17:03

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Manitoba1910635
New Brunswick82717

Player of Game
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Officials
Referee Gabrielle Ariano Lortie
Lines People Helene Roy, Rikki Lee Brown