Game Summary
New Brunswick  3 -  Prince Edward Island  4
 

BENELL STANDS TALL IN PEI’S SHOOTOUT WIN

Charlottetown, PEI – Kelsey O’Donnell (Souris, PEI/University of PEI, CIS) scored four goals – two in regulation and two in a shootout – to give Team PEI a thrilling 4-3 victory over New Brunswick in semi-final action at the 2008 Esso Women’s Nationals on Friday.

O’Donnell’s second goal in the shootout was the game-winner, and it sends PEI to Saturday’s final against Manitoba.

O’Donnell opened the game’s scoring but New Brunswick held a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes, on goals by Shelby Lyons (Fredericton, NB/Ridley College) and Catherine Boudreau (Spruce Grove, AB/St. Thomas University, CIS). PEI tied it in the second thanks to a penalty-shot goal by Amanda Armstrong (Cobourg, PEI/University of PEI, CIS). That came with her team killing off a penalty.

New Brunswick regained the lead when Renee Edison (Gander, NL/St. Thomas University, CIS) scored at 3:46 but PEI tied it at 11:29 when O’Donnell scored her second of the game and eighth of the tournament.

In the shootout, both teams got goals on their first shots, with Sarah McDonnell (Quispamsis, NB/St. Thomas University, CIS) scoring for New Brunswick and O’Donnell finding the back of the net for PEI.

Both teams were unsuccessful in their next two shots, setting the stage for O’Donnell’s heroics.

Diana Benell (Webster Cove, PEI/Cornwall, IWHL)) made 33 saves for the win in net.

 

Game Information
Game Number 10  Round Semi-Final
Arena Capital Area Rec. 1 City, Country Charlottetown, P.E.I., Canada
Month / Day / Year 03/14/2008 Time (local) 09:00 AM AT
Attendance Game Status Final in Shootout

Box Score   1     2     3  OT1SOTotal
New Brunswick (NB) 2 0 1013
Prince Edward Island (PE)111024
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   03:19 PE 22 Kelsey O’Donnell (6 Amanda Armstrong) PP
   09:46 NB 9 Shelby Lyons (15 Lyse Rossignol, 7 Melinda Kaye)
   16:59 NB 16 Catherine Boudreau (8 Emilie Arseneault, 7 Melinda Kaye) PP

Penalties:
   01:07 PE 16 Tracy Knowles (Bodychecking)
   03:00 NB 8 Emilie Arseneault (Slashing)
   05:14 PE 15 Lyndsey Flynn (Roughing)
   13:19 PE 12 Jaime Donaldson (Roughing)
   15:33 NB 2 Kayla Landry (Tripping)
   16:06 PE 88 Carrie Bernard (Bodychecking)
   18:47 NB 19 Sarah MacDonnell (Hooking)

Second Period
Goals:
   12:20 PE 6 Amanda Armstrong SH PS

Penalties:
   05:19 NB 7 Melinda Kaye (Roughing)
   11:35 PE 15 Lyndsey Flynn (Hooking)
   12:20 NB Team (Penalty Shot)
   13:34 NB 7 Melinda Kaye (Holding)
   13:42 PE 6 Amanda Armstrong (Hooking)
   15:59 NB 7 Melinda Kaye (Interference)
   19:50 PE 7 Lindsay Manning (Tripping)

Third Period
Goals:
   03:46 NB 18 Renee Edison (16 Catherine Boudreau)
   11:29 PE 22 Kelsey O’Donnell (21 Danielle Boyce, 4 Marion Clark)

Penalties:
   04:21 PE 9 Keirsten Visser (Elbowing)
   05:46 PE 77 Katrina Gaudet (Cross Checking)
   14:44 PE 10 Sarah MacAuley (Hooking)
   15:53 PE 21 Danielle Boyce (Bodychecking)
   18:21 NB 2 Kayla Landry (Roughing)

Overtime

Penalties:
   03:30 NB8 Emilie Arseneault (Hooking)
   04:49 PE10 Sarah MacAuley (Hooking)


Goaltenders
New Brunswick
29 Emily Hobbs On 1/00:00   Off 4/10:00
Prince Edward Island
31 Diana Benell On 1/00:00   Off 4/10:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3  OT1 Total
New Brunswick18510336
Prince Edward Island364619

Shootout Summary
Player Goaltender Goal/Save
19 Sarah MacDonnell
(New Brunswick)
31 Diana Benell
(Prince Edward Island)
Goal
22 Kelsey O’Donnell
(Prince Edward Island)
29 Emily Hobbs
(New Brunswick)
Goal
8 Emilie Arseneault
(New Brunswick)
31 Diana Benell
(Prince Edward Island)
Save
21 Danielle Boyce
(Prince Edward Island)
29 Emily Hobbs
(New Brunswick)
Save
11 Kim Deschênes
(New Brunswick)
31 Diana Benell
(Prince Edward Island)
Save
6 Amanda Armstrong
(Prince Edward Island)
29 Emily Hobbs
(New Brunswick)
Save
19 Sarah MacDonnell
(New Brunswick)
31 Diana Benell
(Prince Edward Island)
Save
22 Kelsey O’Donnell
(Prince Edward Island)
29 Emily Hobbs
(New Brunswick)
Goal

Player of Game
New Brunswick 16 Catherine Boudreau
Prince Edward Island 31 Diana Benell
Officials
Referee Brandy Ross
Lines People Allison Smith, Rikki Lee Brown