Game Summary
Canada 4 - United States 1
 

CANADA KICKS OFF U22 SERIES WITH WIN OVER U.S.

TORONTO, Ont. – Laura Fortino (Hamilton, Ont.) got the ball rolling, scoring 11:37 into the second period to finally break the ice for Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team en route to a 4-1 win over the United States in the opener of a three-game series at the MasterCard Centre.

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Fortino’s goal jump-started the Canadian offence, with Jillian Saulnier (Halifax, N.S.) slipping a rebound past U.S. goaltender Alyssa Grogan five minutes later and Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont.) driving the net and using some fancy stick work to make it 3-0 two minutes after that.

The Americans finally struck back early in the third period thanks to the sister combination of Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux – Jocelyne set up her twin for a breakaway goal – but that would be the lone puck to beat Canadian netminder Geneviève Lacasse (Scarborough, Ont.), who made 29 saves in the win.

Jessica Wong (Baddeck, N.S.) responded late in the final frame with Canada’s final tally, picking up a rebound and slipping it past Grogan to round out the scoring. Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont.) and Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont.) both earned assists on the Wong goal.

Canada and the U.S. return to the MasterCard Centre ice on Thursday night in the second game of the series, with puck drop set for 7:15 p.m. ET, before wrapping up the series Saturday night, again a 7:15 p.m. start.

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Event/Événement NWU22T vs. USA Location/Emplacement Toronto, Ont.
Date Wed. Aug. 18, 2010 Arena/Aréna Mastercard Centre - Rink 3
Time/Heure 8:15 pm ET Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game #/No du match 01

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

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

Goals/Buts : 
None/Aucun

Penalties/Pénalités : 
03:58 USA Brianna Decker (Hooking/Accrocher)
08:09 CAN Jennifer Wakefield (Holding/Retenir)
15:40 USA Monique Lamoureux (High-sticking/Bâton éléve)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts : 
11:37 CAN Laura Fortino (Chelsea Karpenko)
16:13 CAN Jillian Saulnier (Catherine White, Courtney Birchard)
18:25 CAN Natalie Spooner

Penalties/Pénalités : 
03:14 USA Anne Schleper (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
12:08 CAN Courtney Birchard (Interference/Obstruction)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts : 
05:12 USA 05:12 USA Monique Lamoureux (Jocelyne Lamoureux, Jen Schoullis)
17:11 CAN Jessica Wong (Brianne Jenner, Jennifer Wakefield)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
08:42 USA Jocelyne Lamoureux (Slashing/Coup de baton)
17:08 USA Megan Bozek (Hooking/Accrocher)

Goaltenders CAN Geneviève Lacasse
Gardiens de but USA Alyssa Grogan
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 7 12 13 32
Tirs au but USA 9 11 10 30
 
Referee/Arbitre ---
Linesmen/Juges des lignes ---
For more information:
Kalli Quinn Director, Female National Teams | Équipes nationales féminines