Game Summary
British Columbia 1 - Manitoba 4
 

MANITOBA EARNS SPOT TO GO FOR GOLD FOR FIRST TIME AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Manitoba made history in semifinal action Saturday at the 2012 National Women’s Under-18 Championship, defeating host team British Columbia to advance to the gold medal game for its very first time since the tournament’s 2001 inception.

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Blueliner Larissa Martyniuk (Winnipeg, Man.) stepped up early in the game for Manitoba, finding the back of the B.C. net at 4:45 in the period with a little help from Jessie Stott (Niverville, Man.) and Karissa Kirkup (Virden, Man.).

A B.C. penalty gave Manitoba’s Halli Krzyzaniak (Neepawa, Man.) the chance to add another to the scoreboard at 15:18 in the first to make it 2-0 going into the intermission.

The second period was also all about Manitoba, with Martyniuk adding her second of the night less than a minute and a half into the period, and Danielle Krzyszczyk (Winnipeg, Man.) increasing the lead to 4-0 midway through the middle frame.

British Columbia skated with passion and pride throughout the game, including into the third period, and Jessie Olfret (Penticton, B.C.). was finally able to get the home province up on the board at 16:45 in the third. The goal sent the local crowd into loud celebration, with fans jumping in the stands and players jumping on the bench and on the ice, but it was too little, too late for British Columbia.

Manitoba skated away with the semifinal win, and a spot in Sunday’s gold medal game. Check out hockeycanada.fasthockey.com to watch the bronze medal game live, go to  www.TSN.ca to see the gold medal game live and follow all the action from the arena at www.Twitter.com/HC_NWU18C.

 

Game Information
Game Number 15 Round Semifinal
Arena EnCana Events Centre City, Country Dawson Creek, B.C.
Month / Day / Year 11/10/2012 Time 04:00 PM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
British Columbia (BC) 0 0 1 1
Manitoba (MB) 2 2 0 4

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   04:45 MB 14 Larissa Martyniuk (12 Jessie Stott, 11 Karissa Kirkup)
   15:18 MB 2 Halli Krzyzaniak (9 Cassidy Carels) PP

Penalties:
   10:11 BC 14 Hannah Miller (Roughing)
   13:01 MB 9 Cassidy Carels (Bodychecking)
   14:27 BC 10 Alyssa Erickson (Tripping)

Second Period
Goals:
   01:21 MB 14 Larissa Martyniuk (12 Jessie Stott, 13 Danielle Krzyszczyk)
   09:20 MB 13 Danielle Krzyszczyk (9 Cassidy Carels)

Penalties:
   14:24 BC 2 Samantha Fieseler (Bodychecking)

Third Period
Goals:
   16:45 BC 5 Jessie Olfert (17 Lauren Spring) PP

Penalties:
   00:31 MB 2 Halli Krzyzaniak (Roughing)
   16:29 MB 2 Halli Krzyzaniak (Checking to the Head)


Goaltenders
British Columbia
1 Hayley Dowling On 2/01:22 Off 3/20:00
31 Michaela Logan On 1/00:00 Off 2/01:21
Manitoba
35 Brittni Mowat On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
British Columbia 13 6 11 30
Manitoba 11 14 7 32

Player of the Game
Manitoba 14 Larissa Martyniuk
British Columbia 14 Hannah Miller
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