Game Summary
Under-18 2 - Under-22 5
 

U22 TEAM PULLS AWAY IN THIRD PERIOD TO SCORE WIN OVER U18S

TORONTO, Ont. – Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont.), Isabel Menard (Ottawa, Ont.), Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont.) and Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.) all scored third-period goals as Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team scored four times in 11:14 to turn a 1-1 tie into a 5-1 lead en route to a 5-2 win over Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team on Monday night.

The game officially brought an end to the National Women’s Program selection camps – the U22 and U18 teams were announced Sunday following a week-long camp at the MasterCard Centre.

Despite the edge in experience going to the under-22 team, it was the U18s that struck first when Shelby Bram (Ste. Anne, Man.) snapped a shot past U22 goaltender Amanda Mazzotta (London, Ont.) on an under-18 power play late in the first period. Bram’s goal came on the U18s third power play in the last 10 minutes of the opening frame.

In the second period it was the under-18 team who paraded to the penalty box, taking three-consecutive penalties, which eventually led to the tying goal off the stick of Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont.), who converted on the man advantage with just 13 seconds to go in the middle 20 minutes, sending the game to the dressing room tied 1-1 after two periods.

The Johnston goal seemed to spark the under-22 side in the third as Wakefield put it ahead for the first time at 2-1, lifting a backhand past goaltender Amanda Makela (Thunder Bay, Ont.), and Menard made it 3-1 less than three minutes later, sneaking a loose puck past a sprawling Makela.

A trio of former National Women’s Under-18 Team members combined to put the game out of reach later in the period, as Jessica Campbell (Melville, Sask.) set up Spooner and Poulin to make it 5-1 before Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont.) rounded out the scoring for the under-18 team with less than two minutes to go, putting the only puck past netminder Geneviève Lacasse (Scarborough, Ont.).

The teams will go their own ways on Tuesday, with the U18s heading south to Lake Placid, N.Y. where they will open a three-game series against the United States on Wednesday, while the U22s will remain in Toronto and welcome the Americans in a three-game set of their own.

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Event/Événement U18/U22 Sum. Sel. Camps Location/Emplacement Toronto, Ont.
Date Mon. Aug. 16, 2010 Arena/Aréna Mastercard Centre - Rink 3
Time/Heure 7:15 pm ET Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Intersquad Game #/No du match -

Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
Final
U18
1
0
1
2
U22
0
1
4
5

Goals/Penalties - Buts/Pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts : 
18:29 U18 Shelby Bram (Gabrielle Davidson, Sarah Robson) PP/AN

Penalties/Pénalités : 
04:40 U18 Alexis Woloshuk (Hooking/Accrocher)
09:58 U22 Chelsea Karpenko (Hooking/Accrocher)
13:38 U22 Brianne Jenner (Roughing/Rudesse)
17:30 U22 Vicki Bendus (Body-checking/Mise en échec corporelle)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts : 
19:47 U22 Rebecca Johnston (Stefanie McKeough, Brianne Jenner) PP/AN

Penalties/Pénalités : 
13:34 U18 Alexis Woloschuk (Holding/Retenir)
15:50 U18 Katy Josephs (Body-checking/Mise en échec corporelle)
18:49 U18 Gina Repaci (Holding/Retenir)
19:47 U22 Jillian Saulnier (Throwing the Stick/Lancer le bâton)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts : 
04:26 U22 Jennifer Wakefield (Rebecca Johnston)
07:08 U22 Isabel Menard (Natalie Spooner)
10:36 U22 Natalie Spooner (Jessica Campbell, Vicki Bendus)
15:40 U22 Marie-Philip Poulin (Jessica Campbell)
18:02 U18 Laura Stacey (Cydney Roesler, Emily Fulton) PP/AN

Penalties/Pénalités : 
07:10 U18 Meghan Dufault (Holding/Retenir)
16:22 U22 Jessica Campbell (Hooking/Accrocher)

Goaltenders U18 Ann-Rénee Desbiens; Amanda Makela (in 2nd/10:26)
Gardiens de but U22 Amanda Mazzotta; Geneviève Lacasse (in 2nd/09:29)
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal U18 - - - -
Tirs au but U22 - - - -
 
Referee/Arbitre ---
Linesmen/Juges des lignes ---