Game Summary
British Columbia  4 -  Ontario Blue  3
 

IMAI’S OVERTIME WINNER KEEPS B.C’S HOPES ALIVE

Kaitlin Imai scored her second goal of the game 3:29 into overtime, giving British Columbia a huge 4-3 win over Ontario Blue and keeping them in the running for a semi-final spot on Saturday at the National Women’s Under-18 Championship.

Kathleen McDonald and Alannah Kedra-McCormack also scored for B.C. (1-1-1), who now await the outcome of the Quebec vs. Team Atlantic match-up. A win by Team Atlantic moves the Westerners to Saturday’s fifth-place game, while a Quebec win leaves it up to the mathematicians to decide who moves on in the quest for gold.

Imai finished off a scramble in front of the Ontario Blue goal, pushing the puck past Nicole Paniccia moments after the Ontario Blue goaltender had turned away an opportunity from Elana Lovell, setting off a raucous celebration in the goal crease as B.C. mobbed Imai, who picked up Player of the Game honours for her heroics.

Jenna McParland – her team’s Player of the Game – scored twice and Jamie Lee Rattray added one goal for Ontario Blue (0-3), who will play the fourth-place finisher from Group A in Saturday morning’s seventh-place game (10:00 a.m. ET).

 

Game Information
Game Number 10  Round Preliminary
Arena Kitchener Memorial Auditorium City, Country Kitchener, Ont., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/09/2007 Time (local) 01:00 PM
Attendance 656 Game Status Final in Overtime

Box Score   1     2     3   OT1 Total
British Columbia (BC) 0 3 0 1 4
Ontario Blue (ON-B) 0 2 1 0 3
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:

Penalties:
   04:30 BC 12 Elana Lovell (Cross Checking)
   08:52 ON-B 81 Kathryn Miller (Holding Opp. Stick)

Second Period
Goals:
   04:25 BC 22 Kaitlin Imai (10 Dominique Goutsis)
   08:54 BC 11 Kathleen McDonald (2 Kaleigh Fratkin) PP
   10:50 ON-B 66 Jamie Lee Rattray (91 Kailey Chappell) PP
   11:42 BC 18 Alannah Kedra-McCormack (4 Rayna Cruickshank)
   18:39 ON-B 19 Jenna McParland (16 Isabel Menard, 66 Jamie Lee Rattray)

Penalties:
   07:07 ON-B 87 Sarah Worthington (Hooking)
   09:03 BC 8 Stefanie Klein (Interference)
   13:19 BC 12 Elana Lovell (Holding)
   15:37 ON-B 6 Shannon Doyle (High Sticking)
   19:05 ON-B 14 Krista Dermott (Hooking)

Third Period
Goals:
   13:16 ON-B 19 Jenna McParland (14 Krista Dermott) PP

Penalties:
   00:31 ON-B 66 Jamie Lee Rattray (Slashing)
   01:19 BC 19 Alisa Baumgartner (Cross Checking)
   05:24 ON-B 4 Ally Tarr (Slashing)
   08:59 BC 6 Taylor McLeod (Hooking)
   12:00 BC 22 Kaitlin Imai (Holding)
   14:50 BC 10 Dominique Goutsis (Holding)
   18:29 BC 17 Katie Little (Hooking)

Overtime

Goals:
   03:29 BC 22 Kaitlin Imai (12 Elana Lovell )


Goaltenders
British Columbia
30 Stephanie Ney On 1/00:00   Off 4/03:29
Ontario Blue
37 Nicole Paniccia On 1/00:00   Off 4/03:29

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   OT1 Total
British Columbia 17 12 10 3 42
Ontario Blue 9 17 17 0 43

Player of Game
British Columbia 22 Kaitlin Imai
Ontario Blue 19 Jenna McParland
Officials
Referee Gabrielle Ariano-Lortie
Lines People Ashley Desjardines, Jodie Wight-Mcewan