Game Summary
Canada 4 - United States 2
 

CANADA BUILDS BIG LEAD EN ROUTE TO UNDER-18 WIN OVER U.S.

CALGARY, Alta. – This time, there would be no third period comeback.

Erin Ambrose (Keswick, Ont.) and Jessica Campbell (Melville, Sask.) had a goal and an assist each as Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team built a 4-0 third-period lead before holding off a late United States push and earning a 4-2 win on Wednesday night.

The win evened the three-game series at a win apiece – the Americans scored three goals in the third period of Monday’s opening game to erase a Canadian lead and score a 4-3 victory.

It was the 15-year-old Ambrose – the youngest player on the ice – who got the Canadians on the board first, scoring her first international goal by blasting a slap shot through a screen and past U.S. goaltender Kerrin Sperry.

The penalty kill unit helped Canada take a one-goal lead to the first intermission, killing off a 100-second American two-man advantage late in the opening frame.

A power play produced Canada’s second goal early in the second period, as Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont.) poked a loose puck past Sperry, and Campbell made it 3-0 midway through the second 20 minutes, outracing a defender and lifting a backhand over the American goaltender.

Shannon Doyle (Baldwin, Ont.) put the final nail in the American coffin with a power play marker of her own just shy of the seven-minute mark of the third period, swooping in from her blueline position to pot a rebound and make it 4-0.

Goals from Melissa Bizzari and Rachael Bona ruined the shutout bid of Canadian netminder Carmen MacDonald (Pictou, N.S.) in the final 10 minutes, but the Americans would get no closer than two goals.

Brigette Lacquette (Waterhen, Man.) and Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que.) contributed to the Canadian offensive attack with a pair of assists each.

The series wraps up Thursday as the North American rivals meet at the Pengrowth Saddledome at 2:30 p.m. MT.

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement Series vs USA Location/Emplacement Calgary, Alta.
Date Wed. Aug. 26, 2009 Arena/Aréna Father David Bauer
Time/Heure 19:00 MT Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game #/No. match 03

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

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts : 
12:46 CAN Erin Ambrose (Mélodie Daoust, Cassandra Poudrier)

Penalties/Pénalités :
00:38 CAN Jillian Saulnier (Body-checking/Mise en échec corporelle)
02:13 USA Marissa Gedman (Roughing/Rudesse)
06:56 USA Katie Case (Interference/Obstruction)
10:12 CAN Cassandra Poudrier (Holding/Retenir)
10:42 USA Dana Gallop (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
14:03 USA Stephanie Mock (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
15:56 CAN Jillian Saulnier (Body-checking/Mise en échec corporelle)
16:16 CAN Cassandra Poudrier (Tripping/Faire trébucher)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts : 
01:19 CAN Jamie Lee Rattray (Brigette Lacquette, Jessica Campbell) PP/AN
10:22 CAN Jessica Campbell (Brigette Lacquette)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
00:23 USA Taylor Wasylk (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
00:46 USA Marissa Gedman (Hooking/Accrocher)
06:17 CAN Jamie Lee Rattray (Cross-checking/Double-échec)
13:34 USA Katie Case (Hooking/Accrocher)
15:18 USA Kendall Coyne (Delay of Game/Retarder le match)
18:09 CAN Kayla Tutino (Tripping/Faire trébucher)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts : 
06:38 CAN Shannon Doyle (Erin Ambrose, Mélodie Daoust) PP/AN
10:54 USA Melissa Bizzari (Brittany Ammerman)
18:46 USA Rachael Bona

Penalties/Pénalités : 
06:27 USA Brittany Ammerman (Roughing/Rudesse)
07:40 USA Taylor Wasylk (Roughing/Rudesse)
08:01 CAN Brigette Lacquette (Boarding/Donner de la bande)
14:22 CAN Brigette Lacquette (Cross-checking/Double-échec)

Goaltenders CAN Carmen MacDonald
Gardiens de but USA Kerrin Sperry
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 6 15 4 25
Tirs au but USA 7 10 11 28