Game Summary
British Columbia  1 -  Atlantic  1
 

GOALTENDERS STEAL SHOW AS ATLANTIC/B.C. END IN TIE

British Columbia goaltender Stephanie Ney made 44 saves, and Team Atlantic counterpart Ashley Boutilier turned aside 34 shots as the two teams battled to a 1-1 tie in arguably the most exciting game of the 2007 National Women’s Under-18 Championship thus far on Thursday morning.

The two teams battled through almost 49 minutes of scoreless hockey before Kaitlin Imai pushed the puck past Boutilier after a scramble in front of the Team Atlantic goal to give B.C. (0-1-1) the game’s first lead, but Sarah Davis pulled the Easterners even with 5:04 to go, her shot from just inside the blueline eluding Ney, sending the game to overtime.

Team Atlantic (1-0-1) had the best chances in the extra period, the majority of them coming on an early powerplay, but Ney and her defense stood strong, including a game-saving stop from blueliner Kelsey Halvorson, as the game ended deadlocked, the first tie at the U18 Women’s Nationals since Quebec and Alberta finished 2-2 at the January 2005 event.

Davis picked up Player of the Game honours for Team Atlantic, who wrap up their round robin against Quebec on Friday afternoon (4:00 p.m. ET), while Elana Lovell was given the nod for B.C., who face Ontario Blue in their final preliminary round game on Friday (1:00 p.m. ET).

 

Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Kitchener Memorial Auditorium City, Country Kitchener, Ont., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/08/2007 Time (local) 10:00 AM
Attendance 1188 Game Status Final in Overtime

Box Score   1     2     3   OT1 Total
British Columbia (BC) 0 0 1 0 1
Atlantic (ATL) 0 0 1 0 1
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:

Penalties:
   09:48 BC 16 Emily Grainger (Tripping)
   15:35 ATL 2 Brittany Haverstock (Roughing)

Second Period
Goals:

Penalties:
   00:49 BC 2 Kaleigh Fratkin (Roughing)
   02:56 ATL 16 Janie Leblanc (Tripping)
   04:28 BC 18 Alannah Kedra-McCormack (Holding)
   05:45 ATL 6 Chloe Tinkler (Interference)
   06:35 ATL 5 Jenna Pitts (Cross Checking)
   16:33 ATL 12 Jaime Donaldson (Hooking)
   19:35 BC Team (Too Many Men)

Third Period
Goals:
   08:46 BC 22 Kaitlin Imai (12 Elana Lovell)
   14:56 ATL 10 Sarah Davis (15 Amanda Kean)

Penalties:
   01:27 BC 2 Kaleigh Fratkin (Roughing)
   10:56 BC 19 Alisa Baumgartner (Bodychecking)
   15:38 BC 18 Alannah Kedra-McCormack (Holding)

Overtime

Penalties:
   00:51 BC19 Alisa Baumgartner (Hooking)


Goaltenders
British Columbia
30 Stephanie Ney On 1/00:00   Off 4/10:00
Atlantic
1 Ashley Boutilier On 1/00:00   Off 4/10:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   OT1 Total
British Columbia 14 7 10 4 35
Atlantic 6 12 21 6 45

Player of Game
British Columbia 12 Elana Lovell
Atlantic 10 Sarah Davis
Officials
Referee Gabrielle Ariano-Lortie
Lines People Shauna Wing, Lisa Grison