Game Summary
Red 3 - White 2
 

RED STAGES LATE GAME COMEBACK TO BEAT WHITE 3-2

TORONTO, Ont. – The opening period of Saturday’s intersquad game belonged to White, but Red owned both the second and the third to stage an impressive comeback that gave them the 3-2 edge by the end of Saturday night’s intersquad game inside the MasterCard Centre.

White opened the scoring by jumping on an early power play opportunity, with Brittany Zuback (Thunder Bay, Ont.) putting it past Red netminder Jaimie Leonoff (Montreal, Que.) at just 1:40 in the first. Melissa Channell (Oakville, Ont.) and Cayley Mercer (Exeter, Ont.) contributed assists.
With momentum in their favour, Red made it 2-0 at 13:06 in the first on a goal from Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont.), with helpers going to Hailey Browne (Oakville, Ont.) and Meghan Dufault (Winnipeg, Man.). But despite the best efforts of White goaltender Amanda Makela (Thunder Bay, Ont.), the momentum quickly swung in the other direction.

Katy Josephs kicked off the comeback with six minutes left in the second, scoring an unassisted marker to narrow the gap to 2-1 going into the intermission and giving Red the confidence to really start clicking on the ice.

With smart playmaking and crisp passes, Red was all over the offensive zone in the third, causing White to scramble and take three penalties in the final period. Red blueliner Cydney Roesler (Stittsville, Ont.) let a shot go from the point midway through the period, with Shelby Bram (Ste. Anne, Man.) getting her stick on it and putting it over the White goal line to tie it up at two-apiece.

Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ont.) scored the game winner and sealed the comeback with help from Alexis Crossley (Cole Harbour, N.S.) at 14:14 in the third, and Red goalie Ann-Renée Desbiens was able to hold off a determined White squad as the final minutes ticked down, until the buzzer finally sounded.

Saturday night’s game was the first of two Red-White intersquad games at Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 selection camp, with the second matchup set for Sunday, December 19 at 10 a.m. ET.

 

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Event/Événement U18 Sel. Camps Location/Emplacement Toronto, Ont.
Date Sat. Dec. 18, 2010 Arena/Aréna Mastercard Centre - Rink 1
Time/Heure 6:30 pm ET Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Intersquad Game #/No du match 1

 

Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
Final
RED
0
1
2
3
WHT
2
0
0
2

 

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

Goals/Buts : 
01:40 WHT Brittany Zuback (Melissa Channell, Cayley Mercer) PP/AN
13:06 WHT Laura Stacey (Hailey Browne, Meghan Dufault)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
01:15 RED Cydney Roesler (Tripping/ Faire trébucher)
05:50 WHT Laura Stacey (Delay of Game/ Retarder le match)
18:34 WHT Alexis Woloschuk (Interference/Obstruction)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts : 
14:10 RED Katy Josephs

Penalties/Pénalités :
01:16 WHT Meghan Dufault (High Sticking/Bâton éléve)
17:16 RED Nicole Kosta (Hooking/Accrocher)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts : 
11:46 RED Shelby Bram (Cydney Roesler, Nicole Connery)
14:14 RED Nicole Kosta (Alexis Crossley)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
01:11 WHT Hailey Browne (Boarding/Donner de la bande)
03:48 WHT Hailey Browne (Holding/Retenir)
15:35 WHT Karlee Odland (Interference/Obstruction)
17:32 RED Cydney Roesler (Tripping/Faire trébucher)

 

Goaltenders RED Jaimie Leonoff; Ann-Renée Desbiens
Gardiens de but WHT Amanda Makela
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal RED - - - -
Tirs au but WHT - - - -
 
Referee/Arbitre Lisa Grison
Linesmen/Juges des lignes Jen McMahon; Andrea Skinner
For more information:
Kalli Quinn Director, Female National Teams | Équipes nationales féminines