Game Summary
Canada 2 - Lloydminster 5
 

CANADA CAN’T CAPITALIZE ON CHANCES IN LOSS TO LLOYDMINSTER

LLOYDMINSTER, ALTA. – Canada’s National Women’s Team outshot and out-chanced its opponent on Thursday night, only to end up on the wrong end of the final score.

Canada dropped a 5-2 decision to the host Lloydminster Bobcats, in front of a sellout crowd of 1,752 at the Centennial Civic Centre in Canada’s Border City.

Lloydminster scored two goals in 22 seconds midway through the first period and led 3-0 at one point in the first. Sarah Vaillancourt (Sherbrooke, Que.) scored at the 15:49 mark of the first to cut Canada’s deficit to two goals.

The Bobcats would score the lone goal of the second to take a 4-1 lead into the final frame.

But Canada, which lost 5-3 to Fort Saskatchewan on Tuesday night in a similar game, didn’t quit. Catherine Ward (Montreal, Que.) finished a great play set up by Vaillancourt and Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont.) at the 12:24 mark of the third to make it 4-2. And, just as it did two nights earlier, Canada’s women’s team took it to its opponents from there to try and claw back.

But Lloydminster showed why it is one of the top teams in the Alberta Midget Hockey League, holding off Canada’s attack.

Kim St-Pierre (Chateauguay, Que.) made 24 saves in Canada’s net and took the loss. Canada returns to the ice on Friday night, when it will complete a three-game swing through northern Alberta with a game against the Edmonton Maple Leafs in Alberta’s capital.

Friday’s game will be the third-last in the Alberta Midget Series. Canada will return to Calgary for two games next week to complete the series. Follow all of the action at www.hockeycanada.ca.

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement Midget Series Location/Emplacement Lloydminster, Alta.
Date Thu. Jan 21, 2010 Arena/Aréna Centennial Civic Centre
Time/Heure 7:00 pm MT Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game #/No. match -

Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
Final
CAN
1
0
1
2
LLO
3
1
1
5

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts:
10:37 LLO Scott McCluskey (Derrick Pfisterer)
10:59 LLO Dylan Sharun (Brody Pollard, Jetlan Houcher)
14:10 LLO Chris Romanchuk (Jetlan Houcher)
15:49 CAN Sarah Vaillancourt (Hayley Wickenheiser)

Penalties/Punitions:
11:17 LLO Tanner Corbeil (Goaltender interference/Obstruction sur la gardienne)
18:33 CAN Gina Kingsbury (Hooking/Accrocher)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts:
04:09 LLO Kolten Anderson (Jetlan Houcher, Jordyn Wozniak)

Penalties/Punitions:
06:12 LLO Scott McCluskey (Holding/Retenir)
06:40 LLO Too many players/Trop de joueurs
11:57 LLO Kameren Ballas (Holding/Retenir)
17:12 CAN Hayley Wickenheiser (Slashing/Coup de bâton)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts:
12:24 CAN Catherine Ward (Rebecca Johnston, Sarah Vaillancourt) PP/AN
19:25 LLO Derrick Pfisterer

Penalties/Punitions:
01:05 LLO Brody Pollard (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
01:59 LLO Mathew Chrystian (High-sticking/Bâton élévé)
04:16 CAN (Too many players/Trop de joueuses)
10:40 LLO Mathew Chrystian (High-sticking/Bâton élévé)
18:02 LLO (Too many players/Trop de joueuses)

Goaltenders CAN Kim St-Pierre
Gardiens de but LLO Connor Creech
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 17 9 12 38
Tirs au but LLO 15 7 5 27
 
Referee/Arbitre ---
Linesmen/Juges des lignes ---
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