Game Summary
Team Canada 4 - Fredricton Canadiens Miget AAA 3
 

KINGSBURY’S GOAL TURNS OUT TO BE GAME-WINNER FOR CANADA

MONCTON, NB – Gina Kingsbury (Rouyn-Noranda, QC/Calgary, WWHL) scored early in the third period as Canada edged the Fredericton Canadiens Midget AAA boys team 4-3 on Saturday night at the Kay Arena.

Kingsbury’s goal was assisted by Jayna Hefford (Kingston, ON/Brampton, CWHL) and Tessa Bonhomme (Sudbury, ON/Calgary, WWHL) and it gave Canada a 4-2 lead. Fredericton scored in the final minute of the game but Canada, which dropped a 3-2 decision to the Saint John Vitos on Friday night, held on for the win.

Fredericton opened the scoring at 3:37 of the first period. But shortly after, Carla MacLeod (Calgary, AB/Calgary, WWHL) scored on a pinball play, when the shot of Cheryl Pounder (Mississauga, ON/Mississauga, CWHL) hit Delaney Collins (Pilot Mound, MB/Calgary, WWHL) and then went in off MacLeod’s skate. Fredericton, though, would score later in the first and take a 2-1 lead into the second period.

Canada scored the only two goals of the second. Katie Weatherston (Thunder Bay, ON/Montreal, CWHL) scored a nice goal when she kicked the puck to her stick and slid it under Fredericton goaltender Zach Daigle. Six minutes later, Gillian Apps (Unionville, ON/Brampton. CWHL) was rewarded for her hard work in the corner, when she jammed in a loose puck at the side of the net. Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, C/Dawson College, CEGEP) took the initial shot, with the rebound going to Apps.

That set the stage for the third, with both teams exchanging goals.

Canada is now 1-1 through two of its four games at the National Women’s Team October training camp. Team Canada returns to action on Sunday night (8:30 p.m. AST) when it will face the Moncton Flyers at the 4-Plex Arena. That will be the first of two back-to-back meetings between the teams.

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement October Camp Location/Emplacement Moncton, NB
Date Sat. Oct. 11, 2008 Arena/Aréna Kay Arena
Time/Heure 7:30 pm ATL Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game # 02

 

Box Score/Compte

1

2

3

Final

CAN

1

2

1

4

FRE

2

0

1

3

 

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
03:37 FRE Dakota Tomah
07:58 CAN Carla MacLeod (Delaney Collins, Cheryl Pounder)
13:41 FRE Nick Cyr (Nick Brown)

Penalties/Pénalités :
09:26 SJ Grant West (Body-checking)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts :
10:46 CAN Katie Weatherston (Noémie Marin, Colleen Sostorics)
16:56 CAN Gillian Apps (Marie-Philip Poulin)

Penalties/Pénalités :
07:59 FRE Brett Bernard (Interference)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts :
06:14 CAN Gina Kingsbury (Jayna Hefford, Tessa Bonhomme)
19:28 FRE Brett Bernard (Nick Cyr, Nick Brown)

Penalties/Pénalités :
06:43 CAN Tessa Bonhomme (Hooking)

 

Goaltenders CAN 1 Shannon Szabados 15/18
Gardiens de but FRE 1 Zach Daigle 30/34

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 11 14 9 34
Tirs au but FRE 5 5 8 18

 

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