Game Summary
Canada 5 - Grande Prairie 1
 
IRWIN SCORES PAIR TO LEAD CANADA TO WIN OVER STORM

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – Canada’s National Women’s Team dominated the score sheet and the ice Tuesday night, defeating the hometown Storm 5-1 in NWT Midget Series action.

Canada led 2-0 after one period and 3-0 after two en route to its fourth win in five tries against Alberta Midget Hockey League competition, with two more games coming on Canada’s three-games-in-three-nights road trip.

Haley Irwin (Thunder Bay, Ont.) got the ball rolling for Canada, putting one past Storm goaltender CJ Wass less than six minutes into the game, finishing off a passing play that included Delaney Collins (Pilot Mound, Man.) and Colleen Sostorics (Kennedy, Sask.).

After Jayna Hefford (Kingston, Ont.) made it 2-0 late in the opening frame – keeping up her hot streak after a hat trick against the Calgary Buffaloes a week ago – Irwin struck again early in the second period, pushing Canada’s advantage to 3-0.

Canada got offensive contributions from a number of players, as 12 players finished with at least a point. Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont.) and Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont.) joined Irwin and Hefford on the scoresheet, while Hefford also picked up an assist to join Irwin as the only Canadian skaters with multiple-point outings.

Corey Wamsteeker was the only player to score a goal for Grand Prairie, converting a pass from Jordan Clark, sending the crowd of more than 1,900 at the Crystal Centre into a frenzy midway through the third period. But that was to be the only celebration for the Storm, who were forced to settle for second best in their home rink.

Canada continues its tour of northern Alberta on Wednesday night, taking on the Edmonton K of C Pats at Clareview Arena (7:45 p.m. MT) before wrapping up its trip on Thursday at the Strathmore Family Centre when it faces the UFA Bisons (6:45 p.m. MT).

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement Midget Series Location/Emplacement Grande Prairie, Alta.
Date Tue. Oct 20, 2009 Arena/Aréna Crystal Centre
Time/Heure 7:00 pm MT Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game #/No. match -

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

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période
Goals/Buts:
05:55 CAN Haley Irwin (Delaney Collins, Colleen Sostorics)
14:07 CAN Jayna Hefford (Sarah Vaillancourt, Hayley Wickenheiser) PP/AN

Penalties/Punitions:
06:15 CAN Haley Irwin (Interference/Obstruction)
09:02 GP CJ Wass (Roughing/Rudesse)
12:53 GP Joe Doerksen (Hooking/Accrocher)
18:56 CAN Jennifer Wakefield (Body-checking/Mise en échec corporelle)
Second Period/Deuxième période
Goals/Buts:
03:18 CAN Haley Irwin (Gina Kingsbury, Jocelyne Larocque)

Penalties/Punitions:
09:32 GP Joel Snydmiller (Body-checking/Mise en échec corporelle)
13:38 GP Michael Lambart (Body-checking/Mise en échec corporelle)
14:37 CAN Meaghan Mikkelson (Tripping/Faire trebucher)
15:48 CAN Bench/Banc (Too many players/Trop de joueuses)
Third Period/Troisième période
Goals/Buts:
01:67 CAN Jennifer Wakefield (Jayna Hefford, Jennifer Botterrill)
10:58 GP Corey Wamsteeker (Jordan Clark)
11:07 CAN Brianne Jenner (Rebecca Johnston, Cherie Piper)

Penalties/Punitions:
02:41 CAN Gina Kingsbury (Hooking/Accrocher)
03:38 GP Bench/Banc (Too many players/Trop du joueurs)
06:17 GP Joel Snydmiller (Body-checking/Mise en échec corporelle)
07:27 CAN Rebecca Johnston (Interference/Obstruction)
16:30 CAN Colleen Sostorics (High-sticking/Bâton éléve)

Goaltenders CAN Charline Labonté
Gardiens de but GP CJ Wass; Curtis Skip
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 14 15 11 40
Tirs au but GP 6 9 15 30
 
Referee/Arbitre ---
Linesmen/Juges des lignes ---