Game Summary
Team White 1 - Calgary AAA Flames 5


Taking to the ice just 13 hours after its dramatic 13-round shootout win over Canada Red on Friday night, Canada White could not keep up the momentum on Saturday, dropping a 5-1 decision to the Calgary Flames Midget AAA boys’ team at the National Women’s Team evaluation camp in Calgary.

Courtney Birchard scored the lone goal for Canada White, who was even 1-1 with the Flames after 20 minutes before giving up four unanswered goals, three of them coming on special teams.

After killing off an early two-man advantage, Canada White found itself in a 1-0 hole just past the midway point of the opening period as Brendon MacDonald was on the doorstep to put a rebound past goaltender Laura Hosier.

Undaunted, Birchard tied the game for Canada White just 4:02 later, taking a perfect cross-crease feed from Marie-Philip Poulin and directing her backhand over the shoulder of Flames netminder Cole Chelveldave.

Canada White got into penalty trouble in the second period, handing the Flames three of the first four powerplays of the frame, but it was Calgary’s penalty killing that struck for the go-ahead goal, that coming off the stick of Carter Page, who blasted a shot off the wing past Hosier.

Danny Gayle gave the Flames a 3-1 lead with a powerplay goal late in the second period, and Zack Rassell – on the powerplay – and Mike Forsyth rounded out the scoring in the third period as Calgary wrapped up a spot in Sunday’s final game.

The Flames held a 23-19 advantage in shots on goal.

Hosier finished with 18 saves between the pipes for Canada White, which suffered its first loss of the camp.

Regardless of the outcome of Saturday’s game between Canada Red and the UFA Bisons, Canada White and Calgary will meet again on Sunday afternoon (2 p.m. MDT) in the camp’s final game.


Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement Evaluation Camp Location/Emplacement Calgary, AB
Date Sat. Sep. 20, 2008 Arena/Aréna Father David Bauer Arena
Time/Heure 12:30 pm Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game # 05


Box Score/Compte
















First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
10:35 CGY Brendon MacDonald (Carter Page)
14:37 WHT Courtney Birchard (Marie-Philip Poulin, Vicki Bendus)

Penalties/Pénalités :
02:57 WHT Catherine Ward (Tripping)
03:33 WHT Meaghan Mikkelson (Hooking)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts :
02:36 CGY Carter Page (Kevin McMillan) SH
16:12 CGY Danny Gayle (Kieran O’Neil, Colton Meaden) PP

Penalties/Pénalités :
00:14 WHT Emmanuelle Blais (Slashing)
00:52 CGY Jordan Johnson (Body-checking)
08:21 WHT Meghan Agosta (Hooking)
12:51 WHT Sarah Vaillancourt (Hooking)
13:18 CGY Brody Irving (Tripping)
15:23 WHT Haley Irwin (Interference)
17:03 WHT Marie-Philip Poulin (Tripping)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts :
00:57 CGY Zack Rassell (Carter Page) PP
07:36 CGY Mike Forsyth (Jordan Johnson)

Penalties/Pénalités :
00:15 WHT Caroline Ouellette (Hooking)
02:33 WHT Laura Fridfinnson (Hooking)
03:39 CGY Zack Rassell (Hooking)
08:09 CGY Myles Bell (Hooking)
10:57 WHT Natalie Spooner (Intereference)
11:17 CGY Carter Page (Body-checking)
13:37 CGY Brody Irving (Slashing)
19:53 WHT Marie-Philip Poulin (Body-checking)


Goaltenders WHT 30 Laura Hosier
Gardiens de but CGY 31 Cole Cheveldave

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal WHT 8 4 7 19
Tirs au but CGY 8 4 7 23

Referee/Arbitre ---
Linesmen/Juges des lignes ---
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