Game Summary
Manitoba  2 -  Ontario Red  5



NAPANEE, ON – The drive for five is still alive for Team Ontario Red.

Ontario Red has a chance to win its fifth-straight gold medal game at the National Women’s Under-18 Championship after beating Manitoba 5-2 on Saturday night at the Strathcona Paper Centre.

Manitoba got the scoring started early, as Danica Knockaert (Winnipeg, MB/St. Vital Victorias) found the back of the net just 19 seconds into the game.

Ontario Red got a pair of goals early in the first period, as Jenna McParland (Schreiber, ON/Toronto Aeros, PWHL) and Casandra Langan (Chatham, ON/London Devilettes, PWHL) scored in the first 3:35 of the game.

In the second, Brianne Jenner (Oakville, ON/Mississauga Chiefs, PWHL) and Heather Hughes (Stouffville, ON/Toronto Aeros, PWHL) scored to give Ontario Red a 4-1 lead going into the third.

Christine Bestland (Brunkild, MB/Balmoral Hall Blazers) scored Manitoba’s final goal 7:23 into the third. Langan added her second of the game into an empty net with one second left.

Ontario Red will face Quebec in the gold medal final for the seventh-straight time. The teams have met in every gold medal game of the National Women’s Under-18 Championship since the tournament’s inception in 1993.

Game Information
Game Number 16  Round Semi-Final
Arena Strathcona Paper Centre City, Country Greater Napanee, Ont., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/08/2008 Time (local) 07:00 PM ET
Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Manitoba (MB) 1 0 1 2
Ontario Red (ON-R) 2 2 1 5
First Period
   00:19 MB 17 Danica Knockaert (12 Rachele Bosc)
   03:35 ON-R 19 Jenna McParland (24 Hayleigh Cudmore) PP
   06:54 ON-R 3 Casandra Langan (14 Kelly Terry)

   02:17 MB 10 Meagan Vestby (Hooking)
   02:59 MB 3 Brandi Pollock (Holding)
   10:28 ON-R 89 Danielle Skirrow (Hooking)
   15:04 MB 19 Brigette Lacquette (Cross Checking)

Second Period
   01:14 ON-R 11 Brianne Jenner (22 Heather Hughes)
   12:48 ON-R 22 Heather Hughes (11 Brianne Jenner)

   07:23 MB 3 Brandi Pollock (Inter. on Goaltender)

Third Period
   05:07 MB 11 Christine Bestland (15 Meghan Dufault, 18 Katie Wilson)
   19:59 ON-R 3 Casandra Langan (24 Hayleigh Cudmore) EN

   01:03 ON-R 7 Shannon Doyle (Hooking)
   16:02 ON-R 13 Bryanna Farris (Tripping)

35 Tara Lacquette On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Ontario Red
63 Victoria Vigilanti On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Manitoba 7 2 8 17
Ontario Red 13 13 9 35

Player of Game
Manitoba 11 Caitlin MacDonald
Ontario Red 11 Brianne Jenner
Referee Mutsoeis
Lines People Stratton, Champoux
Goal Judge Chris Eden, Bill Lowrey