Game Summary
Canada 5 - Calgary Royals 4 SO
 

HEFFORD’S HAT TRICK (PLUS ONE) LEADS CANADA TO WIN OVER ROYALS

CALGARY, Alta. – Jayna Hefford appears to be ready for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Hefford (Kingston, Ont.) scored a hat trick and added the shootout winner as Canada’s National Women’s Team earned a 5-4 win over the Calgary Royals on Wednesday night in NWT Midget Series action.

Caroline Ouellette (Montreal, Que.) and Sarah Vaillancourt (Sherbrooke, Que.) also scored in the shootout for Canada, which gained a measure of revenge for a 4-2 loss to the Royals at Father David Bauer Olympic Arena on November 17.

Hefford’s second goal of the game, 2:02 into the third period, looked to be an insurance goal for the Canadians, but Mark Christensen, Brett Dallen and Ryan MacPhee scored in a span of 3:20 to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 lead within four minutes of the Hefford goal.

With time ticking down, Canada turned to the line of Hefford, Ouellette and Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.) for a spark, and Hefford snapped a shot through the pads of Calgary goaltender James D’Andrea with 5:24 to go to complete her hat trick and force overtime.

Although the Royals had a power play in the extra frame it was Canada with the best opportunity, as D’Andrea made a sprawling pad save to thwart a Hayley Wickenheiser (Shaunavon, Sask.) shorthanded breakaway.

Gina Kingsbury (Rouyn-Noranda, Que.) scored the other goal for Canada, while netminder Kim St-Pierre (Châteauguay, Que.) made a number of key stops in the first period to keep the Canadians in the game and turned away Royals captain Brad Buckingham on the final shot of the shootout to preserve the win.

Canada wraps up the NWT Midget Series against the Calgary Flames on Friday night, the final game in Calgary before the team departs for Vancouver in its quest for a third-consecutive Olympic gold medal.

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement Midget Series Location/Emplacement Calgary, Alta.
Date Wednesday. Jan 27, 2010 Arena/Aréna Father David Bauer Arena
Time/Heure 7:30 pm MT Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game #/No. match -

Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
OT
SO
Final
CAN
2
0
2
1
3
5
ROY
1
0
3
3
2
4

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période
Goals/Buts:
02:28 CAN Gina Kingsbury (Sarah Vaillancourt, Catherine Ward)
04:00 CAN Jayna Hefford (Meghan Agosta)
08:52 ROY Reid Simmonds SH

Penalties/Punitions:
07:43 ROY Steven Normand (Delay of game/Retarder le match)
10:09 CAN Hayley Wickenheiser (Holding/Retenir)
17:44 ROY Kyle Pollard (Roughing/Rudesse)
17:59 ROY Brett Dallen (Hooking/Accrocher)
Second Period/Deuxième période
Goals/Buts:
none/aucun

Penalties/Punitions:
08:39 ROY Thomas Cunningham (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
09:14 CAN Meaghan Mikkelson (Holding/Retenir)
16:43 CAN Meghan Agosta (Tripping/Faire Trébucher)
Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts:
02:02 CAN Jayna Hefford (Carla MacLeod, Meghan Agosta)
02:15 ROY Mark Christensen (Evan Jarock)
03:39 ROY Brett Dallen (Ryan MacPhee, Reid Simmonds)
05:35 ROY Ryan MacPhee (Kyle Pollard)
14:36 CAN Jayna Hefford (Meghan Agosta, Gillian Ferrari)

Penalties/Punitions:
16:32 ROY Logan Maddin (Holding/Retenir)

Overtime/Prolongation

Goals/Buts:
none/aucun

Penalties/Punitions:
02:10 CAN Sarah Vailancourt (Holding/Retenir)

Shootout/Tirs de barrage

CAN Caroline Ouellette GOAL/BUT
ROY Kyle Pollard GOAL/BUT
CAN Sarah Vaillancourt GOAL/BUT
ROY Brett Dallen GOAL/BUT
CAN Jayna Hefford GOAL/BUT
ROY Brad Buckingham NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT

Goaltenders CAN Kim St-Pierre
Gardiens de but ROY James D'Andrea
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p OT Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 7 4 10 1 22
Tirs au but ROY 11 10 10 3 34
 
Referee/Arbitre ---
Linesmen/Juges des lignes ---
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