Game Summary
Ontario Blue  1 -  Manitoba  3



NAPANEE, ON – Team Manitoba has won bronze at the National Women’s Under-18 Championship for the second-straight year.

Christine Bestland (Brunkild, MB/Balmoral Hall Blazers), Brittany Hergesheimer (East St. Paul, MB/Balmoral Hall Blazers) and Katie Wilson (Winnipeg, MB/Balmoral Hall Blazers) scored for Manitoba as it defeated Team Ontario Blue 3-1 on Sunday at the Strathcona Paper Centre.

The teams played a scoreless opening 20 minutes. Bestland opened the scoring at 7:18, but Ontario Blue quickly bounced back on a goal by Sasha Nanji (Markham, ON/Mississauga Chiefs, PWHL). Hergesheimer made it 3-1 with a power play goal at 17:32 of the second.

But it was Wilson’s goal at 12:59 that sealed Ontario Blue’s fate. Meghan Dufault (Winnipeg, MB/Balmoral Hall Blazers) fed a pass to Wilson in the slot, who fired it past Ontario Blue’s Jenesica Drinkwater (Brantford, ON/Stoney Creek Sabres, PWHL).

“Being up 2-1 is scary,” Wilson said after the game. “Getting the third goal allowed us to relax a little bit. Meghan fed me in the slot and I was glad to put it in.”

Manitoba outshot Ontario Blue 41-24.

Game Information
Game Number 17  Round Bronze Medal
Arena Strathcona Paper Centre City, Country Greater Napanee, Ont., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/09/2008 Time (local) 09:00 AM ET
Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Ontario Blue (ON-B) 0 1 0 1
Manitoba (MB) 0 2 1 3
First Period

   10:15 MB 10 Meagan Vestby (Hooking)

Second Period
   07:18 MB 11 Christine Bestland (15 Meghan Dufault, 18 Katie Wilson)
   12:08 ON-B 4 Sasha Nanji
   17:32 MB 2 Brittany Hergesheimer (18 Katie Wilson) PP

   09:57 MB 6 Glenda Edie (Tripping)
   15:15 ON-B 4 Sasha Nanji (Tripping)
   15:44 ON-B 18 Kathryn Miller (Hooking)
   18:49 MB 8 Kristine Grenier (Hooking)

Third Period
   12:59 MB 18 Katie Wilson (15 Meghan Dufault)

   06:21 ON-B 21 Hannah Armstrong (Slashing)
   07:20 ON-B 12 Jessica Vella (Slashing)
   18:37 ON-B 16 Shannon Stoneburgh (Cross Checking)

Ontario Blue
1 Jenesica Drinkwater On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
35 Tara Lacquette On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Ontario Blue 9 7 8 24
Manitoba 10 15 16 41

Player of Game
Ontario Blue 1 Jenesica Drinkwater
Manitoba 18 Katie Wilson
Referee Lorti
Lines People Champoux, Best
Goal Judge Chris Eden, Louis Cabrel