HEFFERNAN SCORES LATE, WHITE EARNS WIN IN ALL-CANADIAN U18 GAME
CALGARY, Alta. – Karly Heffernan (St. Albert, Alta./Edge School, JWHL) scored the game-winner with just 3:01 remaining, breaking a 1-1 tie and helping White to a 3-1 victory over Red on Tuesday night in the first of two all-Canadian match-ups at Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camp.
Both teams came into the game off of camp-opening victories over European competition on Monday – White knocked off Kazakhstan 3-1, while Red scored a 7-1 win over Norway.
Heffernan’s winner capped off a defensive battle that saw the teams combine for just 35 shots on goal – White held a 19-16 advantage. After outshooting White 10-6 in the first period, Red directed just six pucks at White netminder Kassidy Sauvé (Whitby, Ont./Whitby, OMHA) over the final 40 minutes.
Breanna Lanceleve (Sackville, N.S./Metro, NSMFHL) and Hanna Bunton (Belleville, Ont./Whitby, PWHL) also scored for White; Lanceleve tied the game just past the 14-minute mark of the first period, and Bunton gave White some breathing room with her empty-net goal with 90 seconds remaining.
Bunton finished with a goal and an assist, giving her a team-leading three points in two games; she had the game-winning goal in Monday’s win over Kazakhstan.
Geneviève Bannon (Candiac, Que./Ontario Hockey Academy, Midget AA) scored the lone goal for Red, opening the scoring at the 6:34 mark of the first period.
Sauvé finished with 15 saves to record the victory for White, while Robyn Chemago (Slave Lake, Alta./Slave Lake, NAMHL) went the distance between the pipes for Red, taking the loss after a 16-save performance.
After games on back-to-back days, both teams will be off until Friday, when Red takes on Kazakhstan (4:45 p.m. MT) at the WinSport Canada Athletic & Ice Complex, followed by White vs. Norway (8:30 p.m. MT).
|Arena||WinSport Canada Athletic & Ice Complex - Rink A||Location||Calgary, Alta.|
|Date||Tues. Aug. 7, 2012||Time||19:00 ET|
|Goals & Penalties|
06:34 RED Geneviève Bannon (Halli Krzyzaniak)
14:12 WHT Breanne Lanceleve (Kaitlin Doering)
04:16 WHT Catherine Dubois (Body-checking)
17:11 RED Taylor Accursi (Boarding)
06:01 RED Breanne Grant (Interference)
17:23 RED Sarah Steele (Roughing)
16:59 WHT Karly Heffernan (Hanna Bunton)
18:30 WHT Hanna Bunton (Emma Korbs) EN
11:44 RED Breanna Grant (High-sticking)
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|