Game Summary
Manitoba  2 -  Nova Scotia  3
 

LATE GOAL LIFTS NOVA SCOTIA TO WIN OVER MANITOBA

Charlottetown, PEI – It appeared the game was headed for overtime.

But Zoë Launcelotte (Halifax, NS/Saint Mary’s) of Team Nova Scotia wouldn’t allow that. Launcelotte scored her second goal of the game with 95 seconds to play to give her club a 3-2 victory on Thursday at the 2008 Esso Women’s Nationals.

With the win, Nova Scotia finished the round-robin at 1-1-0-1 and with four points, which puts the team into second place for the time being. Nova Scotia, Manitoba (1-2-0-0), New Brunswick and PEI will all move on to Friday’s semi-finals, with the final seedings to be determined after Thursday’s game between New Brunswick and PEI.

In the Nova Scotia-Manitoba game, Nova Scotia took a 2-0 lead early in the first, on goals by Michelle Long (Antigonish, NS/St. FX Alumni) at 1:48 and Zoë Launcelotte (Halifax, NS/Saint Mary’s) at 2:34.

Following a scoreless second period, Manitoba tied the game in the third on goals by Aimee Collins (Pilot Mount, MB/Westman Selects) and Ashley Jaffray (Olds, AB/Prairie Fire).

Manitoba outshot Nova Scotia 34-26. Nova Scotia’s goaltender, Jillian MacIsaac (Timberlea, NS/Saint Mary’s, CIS), stopped 32 shots for the win.

 

Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Capital Area Rec. 1 City, Country Charlottetown, P.E.I., Canada
Month / Day / Year 03/13/2008 Time (local) 09:00 AM AT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3  Total
Manitoba (MB) 0 0 22
Nova Scotia (NS)2013
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   01:48 NS 16 Jessica MacKenzie (17 Robyn Nicholson)
   02:34 NS 19 Jocelyn LeBlanc (2 Amy Dawson, 11 Jayne Knowles) PP

Penalties:
   01:57 MB 20 Ashley Jaffray (Tripping)
   03:34 MB 3 Kayla Duna (Bodychecking)

Second Period
Goals:

Penalties:
   04:14 NS 18 Zoë Launcelotte (Hooking)
   04:56 MB 5 Deena Caplette (Slashing)
   06:56 MB 11 Devon Fingland (Bodychecking)
   08:09 MB 2 Kelly Runyan (Interference)

Third Period
Goals:
   05:00 MB 19 Aimee Collins (20 Ashley Jaffray) PP
   08:42 MB 20 Ashley Jaffray (7 Tara Chartrand, 3 Kayla Duna)
   18:25 NS 18 Zoë Launcelotte (4 Kori Cheverie)

Penalties:
   03:35 NS 8 Laura Shearer (Bodychecking)
   12:08 NS 3 Alynn Dorrion (High Sticking)
   13:03 NS 5 Alyssa Hennigar (Interference)
   14:20 NS Team (Too Many Men)


Goaltenders
Manitoba
1 Sasha Merrell On 1/00:00   Off 3/18:55
Nova Scotia
30 Jillian MacIsaac On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Manitoba1461434
Nova Scotia1013326

Player of Game
Manitoba 30 Sasha Merrell
Nova Scotia 2 Amy Dawson
Officials
Referee Theresa Llorente
Lines People Lisa Cameron, Rikki Lee Brown
Goal Judge Dave Rupert, Paul Bernard