Game Summary
Canada 4 - Medicine Hat 2
 

APPS CAPS CANADIAN WIN WITH THREE POINTS IN THIRD

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – It was a slow start but a fast-paced finish for Canada’s National Women’s Team on Wednesday night, with Gillian Apps (Unionville, Ont.) snagging two goals and an assist in the third period to help Canada defeat the Medicine Hat Tigers 4-2.

The win moved Canada to a perfect 2-0 in the NWT Midget Series, and denied the Tigers a chance to grab two points in the Alberta Midget Hockey League standings.

After a penalty-ridden first period and a low-scoring second, in which Canada’s Jennifer Botterill (Winnipeg, Man.) and Medicine Hat’s Kyle Mohl traded goals, Jayna Hefford (Kingston, Ont.) got the Canadian momentum rolling in the third, with assists going to Caroline Ouellette (Montreal, Que.) and Apps.

Hefford and Ouellette joined Apps with big third periods, with Hefford, Canada’s captain for the night, adding an assist to her goal and Ouellette picking up two helpers.

The Tigers gave Canada all it could handle for much of the game, taking a 1-0 lead on Mohl’s goal midway through the second and pulling to within a goal at 3-2 after Adam Antkowiak scored with five minutes to go, but it was not to be for the Midget side.

Kim St-Pierre (Chateauguay, Que.) and Charline Labonté (Boisbriand, Que.) split time in Canada’s net, with Labonté earning the win.

Canada will travel to Lethbridge for a game against the Titans on Thursday night in another Midget Series contest, with the puck drop scheduled for 7:30 p.m. MT. Check hockeycanada.ca for updates.

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement Midget Series Location/Emplacement Medicine Hat, Alta.
Date Wed. Oct 7, 2009 Arena/Aréna Medicine Hat Arena
Time/Heure 7:30 pm MT Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game #/No. match -

Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
Final
CAN
0
1
3
4
MH
0
1
1
2

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts:
None/Aucun

Penalties/Punitions:
04:24 CAN Caroline Ouellette (Holding/Retenir)
08:18 CAN Colleen Sostorics (Interference/Obstruction)
12:35 MH Houston Hazelaar (Interference/Obstruction)
14:14 MH Troy Gedny (Holding/Retenir)
15:42 CAN Meaghan Mikkelson (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
19:09  MH Jesse Eldershaw (Interference/Obstruction)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts:
09:11 MH Kyle Mohl (Spencer Burton, Dallas Jorgenson)
19:14 CAN Jennifer Botterill (Gina Kingsbury)

Penalties/Punitions:
15:25 CAN Catherine Ward (Hooking/Accrocher)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts:
04:27 CAN Jayna Hefford  (Caroline Ouellette, Gillian Apps)
12:01 CAN Gillian Apps (Cherie Piper)
15:07 MH Adam Antkowiak (David Haaf) PP/AN
16:36 CAN Gillian Apps (Jayna Hefford, Caroline Ouellette)

Penalties/Punitions:
10:00 CAN Hayley Wickenheiser (Interference/Obstruction)
10:13 MH Houston Hazelaar (Interference/Obstruction)
13:11 CAN Meaghan Mikkelson (Hooking/Accrocher)

Goaltenders CAN Kim St-Pierre, Charline Labonté (in 2nd 09:57)
Gardiens de but MH Jesse Wilkins
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 10 12 9 31
Tirs au but MH 7 8 7 22
 
Referee/Arbitre ---
Linesmen/Juges des lignes ---