Game Summary
Canada 7 - Leduc 5
 

THIRD PERIOD OUTBURST LEADS CANADA TO WIN

LEDUC, Alta. – Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.), Hayley Wickenheiser (Shaunavon, Sask.) and Caroline Ouellette (Montreal, Que.) scored third-period goals as Canada’s National Women’s Team survived a scare from the Leduc Oil Kings to post a 7-5 win on Friday night.

Six players contributed goals to help Canada improve its Midget Series record to 8-3 and earn its second win in as many nights.

After Jayna Hefford (Kingston, Ont.) opened the scoring with a rocket past Oil Kings goaltender Jordon Cooke at the 6:50 mark, it took Agosta just over a minute to put Canada up 2-0 at 8:03, and Jennifer Botterill (Winnipeg, Man.) continued the trend with a goal of her own twelve seconds later, making it 3-0.

But the three-goal deficit was not too much for the Oil Kings to overcome, as the AMHL side narrowed the gap to 3-2 on goals from James Dobni and Luc Recknagle before the intermission.

Leduc continued its comeback early in the second, with Ryley Bennefield evening the playing field to 3-3 just a minute into the period. Delaney Collins (Pilot Mound, Man.) and Austin Wilson traded goals midway through the middle frame, sending the game to the second intermission tied 4-4.

But Leduc’s luck ran out in the final period, with Agosta scoring her second of the night on a pretty pass from Wickenheiser before the Canadian captain scored one of her own to double the lead to 6-4.

The Oil Kings made one last push on Dobni’s second of the night, but Ouellette sealed the deal for Canada in the dying seconds to round out the scoring.

Canada’s National Women’s Team continues it’s the NWT Midget Series with two games in Calgary next week, the first against the Calgary Northstars on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. MT) and then versus the Calgary Buffaloes on Thursday (7:30 p.m. MT). Both of those games can be seen live via webcast at hockeycanada.fasthockey.com.

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Event/Événement Midget Series Location/Emplacement Leduc, Alta.
Date Fri. Nov 20, 2009 Arena/Aréna Leduc Recreation Centre
Time/Heure 7:30 pm MT Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game #/No du match -

Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
Final
CAN
3
1
3
7
LED
2
2
1
5

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts:
06:50 CAN Jayna Hefford (Caroline Ouellette)
08:03 CAN Meghan Agosta (Hayley Wickenheiser, Gillian Ferrari)
08:15 CAN Jennifer Botterill (Gina Kingsbury, Cherie Piper)
13:41 LED James Dobni (Aaron Letourneau)
16:05 LED Luc Recknagle SH/DN

Penalties/Punitions:
08:43 CAN Cherie Piper (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
15:22 LED Dylan Hubbs (Holding/Retenir)
18:51 LED Cherie Piper (Tripping/Faire trébucher)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts:
00:54 LED Ryley Bennefield (Austin Wilson, Corey Chorneyko)
08:24 CAN Delaney Collins (Rebecca Johnston, Brianne Jenner)
08:49 LED Austin Wilson (Ryley Bennefield, Zane Jones)

Penalties/Punitions:
05:12 LED Austin Wilson (Tripping/Faire trébucher)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts:
03:27 CAN Meghan Agosta (Hayley Wickenheiser,Marie-Philip Poulin)
11:11 CAN Hayley Wickenheiser (Marie-Philip Poulin, Meghan Agosta)
14:02 LED James Dobni (Alex Dartnall)
19:47 CAN Caroline Ouellette (Jayna Hefford, Colleen Sostorics)

Penalties/Punitions:
06:56 LED Austin Wilson (Tripping/Faire trébucher)

Goaltenders CAN Charline Labonté; Kim St-Pierre (in 2nd/07:16)
Gardiens de but LED Jordon Cooke; Kyle Hynes (in 2nd/07:16)
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 17 7 11 35
Tirs au but LED 10 14 10 34