Game Summary
Canada 3 - Lethbridge 4
 

HEFFORD’S LATE GOAL NOT ENOUGH FOR CANADA

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – It made it close in the end, but Canada’s National Women’s Team has lost its first game of the season to Midget AAA competition, falling 4-3 to the Lethbridge Titans on Thursday night.

Jayna Hefford (Kingston, Ont.) brought the puck from behind the net and lifted it past Lethbridge goaltender Brady Rouleau to pull Canada to within one at 4-3 with 73 seconds to go, but that would be all the offence the Canadians could muster.

Following a scoreless first period, there was a flurry of goals in the second. Caroline Ouellette (Montreal, Que.) finished a great passing play on the power play at 9:23, connecting on a one-timer off a great pass by Hefford.

Lethbridge came right back with two goals in just over five minutes to take a 2-1 lead. But, just before the end of the period, Cherie Piper (Scarborough, Ont.) pulled the puck from her forehand to backhand, before sliding the puck across to Jennifer Botterill (Winnipeg, Man.), who scored on another one-timer.

Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta.) and Charline Labonté (Boisbriand, Que.) split time in Canada’s net.
Canada will be off this weekend before returning to game action on Tuesday to take on the Calgary Buffaloes. The game marks the start of the National Women’s Team Alberta Lottery Series in Calgary. Game time is 7:30 p.m. MT at Calgary’s Father David Bauer Olympic Arena.

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement Midget Series Location/Emplacement Lethbridge, Alta.
Date Thu. Oct 8, 2009 Arena/Aréna Henderson Ice Centre
Time/Heure 7:30 pm MT Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game #/No. match -

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

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts:
None/Aucun

Penalties/Punitions:
06:19 LET Darren Dietz (Tripping/ Faire trébucher)
06:45 CAN Tessa Bonhomme (Holding/Retenir)
14:54 CAN Becky Kellar (Holding/Retenir)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts:
09:23 CAN Caroline Ouellette (Jayna Hefford, Sarah Vaillancourt) PP/AN
11:10 LET Max Moline (Alex Elliott)
16:48 LET Alex Elliott
19:32 CAN Jennifer Botterill (Cherie Piper, Becky Kellar)

Penalties/Punitions:
02:20 CAN Gina Kingsbury (Hooking/Accrocher)
08:33 LET Jovi Fabbri (Tripping/Faire trébucher)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts:
00:21 LET Dillon Houghton (Jovi Fabbri)
00:43 LET Jovi Fabbri (Dillon Houghton, Keyler Bruce)
18:47 CAN Jayna Hefford (Sarah Vaillancourt, Caroline Ouellette)

Penalties/Punitions:
09:37 CAN Meghan Agosta (Interference/Obstruction)

Goaltenders CAN Shannon Szabados; Charline Labonté (in 2nd/10:54)
Gardiens de but LET Brady Rouleau
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 7 9 8 24
Tirs au but LET 14 14 9 37
 
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