Game Summary
Atlantic  2 -  Manitoba  3
 

MANITOBA WINS BRONZE WITH TIGHT WIN OVER ATLANTIC

For the first time since 2001 – when they joined with Saskatchewan to form Team West – Manitoba has won a medal at the National Women’s Under-18 Championship, taking home the bronze after a 3-2 win over Team Atlantic in Sunday morning’s third-place game.

Jenelle Kohanchuk scored the game-winner 7:39 into the final period as Manitoba finally left the U18 Women’s Nationals with something around their necks after back-to-back bronze medal game losses at the January 2005 and November 2005 national championships. They avenged their 3-1 loss to Team Atlantic in the third-place game at the latter.

Manitoba captain Chelsea Karpenko – who picked up Player of the Game honours for the victors – scored twice and Tara Lacquette turned aside 16 shots between the pipes to register the win in her first action of the tournament.

Twice Team Atlantic fought back to pull even, only to see the Manitobans take the lead shortly after. Karpenko notched her second goal of the first period only 18 seconds after Kim Deschênes had tied the game 1-1, and Kohanchuk’s game-winner came just 1:23 after Janie Leblanc had equalized for Team Atlantic.

Sarah Davis, who had two assists, was named Player of the Game for Team Atlantic, while Melissa Murphy made 29 saves, albeit in a losing cause.

 

Game Information
Game Number 17  Round Bronze Medal
Arena Kitchener Memorial Auditorium City, Country Kitchener, Ont., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/11/2007 Time (local) 09:00 AM
Attendance 231 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Atlantic (ATL) 1 0 1 2
Manitoba (MB) 2 0 1 3
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   06:07 MB 16 Chelsea Karpenko
   10:55 ATL 11 Kim Deschênes (10 Sarah Davis)
   11:13 MB 16 Chelsea Karpenko (7 Bailey Bram)

Penalties:
   08:02 MB 2 Brittany Hergesheimer (Tripping)
   13:00 MB 10 Jenelle Kohanchuk (Tripping)
   19:42 MB 20 Christine Bestland (Roughing)

Second Period
Goals:

Penalties:
   10:11 ATL 2 Brittany Haverstock (Cross Checking)
   15:59 MB 7 Bailey Bram (Hooking)
   18:16 MB 11 Caitlin MacDonald (Interference)

Third Period
Goals:
   06:16 ATL 16 Janie Leblanc (11 Kim Deschênes, 10 Sarah Davis)
   07:39 MB 10 Jenelle Kohanchuk (5 Nellie Minshull)

Penalties:
   12:07 MB 2 Brittany Hergesheimer (Cross Checking)
   18:26 ATL 7 Keirsten Visser (Tripping)


Goaltenders
Atlantic
31 Melissa Murphy On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Manitoba
35 Tara Lacquette On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Atlantic 10 2 6 18
Manitoba 10 13 9 32

Player of Game
Atlantic 10 Sarah Davis
Manitoba 16 Chelsea Karpenko
Officials
Referee Sylena Mutsaers
Lines People Jodie Wight-Mcewan, Meghan Mallette