Game Summary
Saskatchewan  1 -  Ontario Blue  3
 

ONTARIO BLUE BATTLES IT OUT FOR A FIRST WIN

SURREY, B.C. – Jenna Ciotti (Manotick, Ont.) put a couple of pucks passed the Saskatchewan goal line Thursday, helping Ontario Blue top the competition 3-1 and secure its first win of the tournament.

Her first goal was also the first of the morning and came midway through the first period, on passes from Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont.) and Abbey McRae (London, Ont.).

The squad from Saskatchewan managed to even up the score in the second period, with Bailey Habscheid (Wymark, Sask.) pocketing the goal, and held the score at 1-1 well into the third period.

But Ontario Blue wasn’t about to let that last, with Amanda Lucky (Kanata, Ont.) living up to her surname and scoring the game winner about eight minutes into the third, with assists going to Sarah Edney (Mississauga, Ont.) and Rylee Smith (Hagersville, Ont.)

Saskatchewan continued to put up a good fight at both ends of the ice, but Ontario Blue covered their victory in a security blanket with Ciotti’s second goal of the night in the last two minutes of the game.

Ontario Blue’s Danielle Butters (London, Ont.) stopped 36 shots, while Saskatchewan’s netminder Krista Funke (Regina, Sask.) blocked 27 pucks.

Ontario Blue plays the early game again Friday (10 a.m. PT), when they’ll face-off against Team Atlantic, while Saskatchewan will likely have an even tougher time trying for a win when they take on defending champions Ontario Red in the evening game (5 p.m. PT), on the last day of preliminary action.

 

Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena South Surrey Arena City, Country Surrey, B.C., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/05/2009 Time (local) 10:00 AM PT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3  Total
Saskatchewan (SK) 0 1 01
Ontario Blue (ON-B)1023
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   06:54 ON-B 11 Jenna Ciotti (7 Laura Stacey, 19 Abbey McRae)

Penalties:
   08:22 ON-B 4 Vanessa Welten (Tripping)
   13:20 SK 16 Kirstie Redlick (Hooking)
   17:33 ON-B 73 Katie MacSorley (Roughing)

Second Period
Goals:
   11:33 SK 7 Bailey Habscheid (4 Cara Zubko)

Penalties:
   04:39 ON-B 18 Melanie Desrochers (Hooking)
   06:22 SK 10 Jenna Smith (Roughing)
   06:22 ON-B 9 Sarah Edney (Roughing)
   07:43 SK 3 Erica Williams (Cross Checking)
   13:59 SK 8 Jessica Campbell (Tripping)
   17:19 ON-B 73 Katie MacSorley (Interference)

Third Period
Goals:
   07:53 ON-B 17 Amanda Lucky (9 Sarah Edney, 12 Rylee Smith) PP
   18:02 ON-B 11 Jenna Ciotti (17 Amanda Lucky, 9 Sarah Edney) PP

Penalties:
   04:47 SK 10 Jenna Smith (Interference)
   06:19 SK 9 Brienna Gillanders (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)
   09:14 ON-B 19 Abbey McRae (Roughing)
   11:30 ON-B 18 Melanie Desrochers (Hooking)
   11:47 ON-B 9 Sarah Edney (High Sticking)
   15:16 ON-B 22 Adrienne Crampton (Interference)
   17:41 SK Team (Too Many Men)


Goaltenders
Saskatchewan
31 Krista Funke On 1/00:00   Off 3/19:00
Ontario Blue
37 Danielle Butters On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Saskatchewan9151438
Ontario Blue1271433

Player of Game
Saskatchewan 7 Bailey Habscheid
Ontario Blue 12 Rylee Smith
Officials
Referee Jennifer Konicek
Lines People Molly Simon, Natasha Lowe