Game Summary
NWT 10 - U22 0
 

NATIONAL WOMEN’S TEAM ROUTS U22S TO CAP SERIES SWEEP

CALGARY, Alta. – In the end, it just wasn’t meant to be for Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team.

Four players had two-goal nights and 12 recorded at least one point as Canada’s National Women’s Team completed a three-game sweep of the U22s with a 10-0 rout on Thursday night at Father David Bauer Olympic Arena.

Hayley Wickenheiser (Shaunavon, Sask.), Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.), Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.) and Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont.) all found the back of the net twice for the national team, who led 5-0 after one period and 7-0 after two en route to the convincing victory.

After surviving a scare from the U22 side on Monday night – scoring twice in the final seven minutes for a 4-3 win – and earning a slightly easier, but still tough, 5-2 victory on Tuesday, the national side made sure the result was never in doubt in the series finale.

Caroline Ouellette (Montreal, Que.) tapped home a cross-crease feed from Johnston after just three minutes and Agosta buried a pass from Colleen Sostorics (Kennedy, Sask.) just five minutes later to open the flood gates against U22 netminder Laura Hosier (Sharon, Ont.).

Wickenheiser scored twice and Johnston added her first of the game before the end of the opening 20 minutes as the national team put the game away early with five goals on 17 shots.

Goals from Agosta and Poulin in the first 2:43 of the second period spelled the end of the night for Hosier, who was replaced by Christina Kessler (Mississauga, Ont.) after allowing seven goals on 21 shots in 23 minutes of work.

Kessler was perfect through the rest of the second period, but three beautiful goals pushed the national team to double digits in the final frame.
First it was Poulin undressing a U22 defender before roofing a backhand over the glove of Kessler, followed by Agosta putting a perfect pass onto the tape of Hefford on a 2-on-1 for the 9-0 goal before Johnston sped away from the U22 defence and danced around Kessler to round out the scoring.

Johnston, Agosta and Poulin all finished with two goals and an assist, while Hefford had a goal and two helpers and Sostorics had four assists.
The national team, which held a 41-20 advantage in shots on goal, outscored the U22s 19-5 in three games and did not allow a goal at five-on-five – all five U22 goals in the series came on the power play.

Kim St-Pierre (Châteauguay, Que.) earned the shutout for the national side, making 20 saves.

The under-22 team wraps up its schedule Friday morning when it faces Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team (11:30 a.m. MT).


Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement Series vs NWT Location/Emplacement Calgary, Alta.
Date Thu. Aug. 20, 2009 Arena/Aréna Father David Bauer
Time/Heure 19:00 MT Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game #/No. match -


Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
Final
NWT
5
2
3
10
U22
0
0
0
0


Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts:
03:03 NWT Caroline Ouellette (Rebecca Johnston, Colleen Sostorics)
08:42 NWT Meghan Agosta (Colleen Sostorics, Jayna Hefford)
11:35 NWT Rebecca Johnston (Marie-Philip Poulin)
13:15 NWT Hayley Wickenheiser (Gillian Apps)
18:25 NWT Hayley Wickenheiser (Colleen Sostorics, Catherine Ward) PP/AN

Penalties/Punitions:
05:26 U22 Ann-Sophie Bettez (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
08:57 U22 Stephanie Ramsay (Interference/Obstruction)
13:28 NWT Gillian Apps (Body-checking/Mise en échec)
13:51 NWT Carla MacLeod (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
18:14 U22 Emmanuelle Blais (Holding/Retenir)
19:25 U22 Annie Guay (High-sticking/Bâton èlevè)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts:
01:27 NWT Meghan Agosta (Jayna Hefford, Becky Kellar)
02:43 NWT Marie-Philip Poulin (Cherie Piper, Colleen Sostorics)

Penalties/Punitions:
04:03 NWT Marie-Philip Poulin (Roughing/Rudesse)
09:49 NWT Hayley Wickenheiser (Interference/Obstruction)
10:12 U22 Annie Guay (Body-checking/Mise en échec)
12:07 NWT Gina Kingsbury (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
19:03 NWT Becky Kellar (Roughing/Rudesse)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts:
06:07 NWT Marie-Philip Poulin
06:42 NWT Jayna Hefford (Meghan Agosta)
09:22 NWT Rebecca Johnston (Gillian Ferrari)

Penalties/Punitions:
07:26 NWT Caroline Ouellette (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
12:59 U22 Jesse Scanzano (Holding/Retenir)


Goaltenders NWT Kim St-Pierre
Gardiens de but U22 Laura Hosier; Christina Kessler (in 2nd/02:43)
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal NWT 17 9 15 41
Tirs au but U22 7 7 6 20