Game Summary
Ontario Blue  1 -  Quebec  5
 

QUICK START HELPS QUEBEC TO VICTORY

Vanessa Plante and Audrey Bélanger-Cournoyer scored in first 90 seconds as Quebec remained perfect at the National Women’s Under-18 Championship with a 5-1 win over Ontario Blue on Thursday night.

Ariane Barker also added a first-period goal and Player of the Game Marie-Philip Poulin had two goals and two assists – giving her eight points in two games – for Quebec (2-0), who outshot Ontario Blue 34-22 in the win. Bélanger-Cournoyer added three assists to her goal, pulling even with Poulin for the tournament scoring lead.

The win assures Quebec of a semi-final spot, and they can lock up first place in Group B with a win over Team Atlantic on Friday afternoon (4:00 p.m. ET). Quebec has lost just four games at the last three U18 Women’s Nationals, and three of those losses were gold medal game defeats to Ontario Red – Team West, with a 5-0 win in 2001, is the other to score a win.

Ally Tarr – who was named Player of the Game for her team – scored the lone goal for Ontario Blue (0-2), who saw their gold medal hopes vanish with the loss. They wrap up the round robin on Friday afternoon against B.C. (1:00 p.m. ET) in a battle of winless teams.

 

Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Kitchener Memorial Auditorium City, Country Kitchener, Ont., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/08/2007 Time (local) 07:00 PM
Attendance 460 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Ontario Blue (ON-B) 0 0 1 1
Quebec (QC) 3 0 2 5
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   00:30 QC 2 Vanessa Plante (27 Audrey Bélanger-Cournoyer, 10 Marie-Philip Poulin)
   01:30 QC 27 Audrey Bélanger-Cournoyer (21 Camille Dumais, 10 Marie-Philip Poulin) PP
   13:07 QC 19 Ariane Barker (9 Vanessa Gagnon, 28 Leslie Oles)

Penalties:
   00:50 ON-B 87 Sarah Worthington (Hooking)
   04:31 ON-B 8 Sarah Adams (Holding)
   08:58 ON-B 77 Alyssa Baldin (Slashing)
   13:55 QC 11 Emmanuelle Dumont (Hooking)
   16:53 ON-B 12 Brianna Delaney (Interference)

Second Period
Goals:

Penalties:
   08:17 QC 5 Laurie-Anne Ménard (Interference)
   10:50 ON-B 4 Ally Tarr (Hooking)
   15:03 ON-B 9 Marlee Fisher (Bodychecking)
   18:31 QC 10 Marie-Philip Poulin (Hooking)
   19:46 QC 24 Vanessa Thibault (Cross Checking)

Third Period
Goals:
   09:17 QC 10 Marie-Philip Poulin (21 Camille Dumais, 27 Audrey Bélanger-Cournoyer) PP
   11:58 ON-B 4 Ally Tarr (17 Kate Wheeler) PP
   16:26 QC 10 Marie-Philip Poulin (27 Audrey Bélanger-Cournoyer, 21 Camille Dumais) PP

Penalties:
   08:29 ON-B 9 Marlee Fisher (Hooking)
   10:53 QC 24 Vanessa Thibault (Interference)
   15:38 ON-B 10 Kristina Lavoie (Tripping)


Goaltenders
Ontario Blue
63 Victoria Vigilanti On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Quebec
30 Roxanne Douville On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Ontario Blue 5 8 9 22
Quebec 17 8 9 34

Player of Game
Ontario Blue 4 Ally Tarr
Quebec 10 Marie-Philip Poulin
Officials
Referee Krista Whitebone
Lines People Jodie Wight-McEwen, Meagan Mallette