Game Summary
New Brunswick  4 -  Nova Scotia  3
 

HOBBS CAN’T BE BEAT IN SHOOTOUT

Charlottetown, PEI – Emily Hobbs (Fredericton, NB/St. Thomas, CIS) stopped all three Nova Scotia shooters in the shootout to lead New Brunswick to a 4-3 victory in the opening game of the 2008 Esso Women’s Nationals at the CARI Complex.

Hobbs stopped 49 of 52 shots in regulation time and overtime as New Brunswick and Nova Scotia battled to a 3-3 tie after 65 minutes.

New Brunswick’s Emilie Arseneault (Rothesay, NB/Brewster Academy) went forehand to backhand and lifted the puck over the shoulder of Nova Scotia’s Jillian MacIsaac (Timberlea, NS/Saint Mary’s, CIS) for the only goal of the shootout.

New Brunswick took a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Melinda Kaye (Colpitts Settlement, NB/Saint Mary’s, CIS) and Kim Deschênes (St. Quentin, NB/Team Atlantic) despite being outshot 12-9.

Nova Scotia cut into New Brunswick’s lead at 8:32 of the second, when Jocelyn LeBlanc (Moncton, NB/Dalhousie, CIS) scored on a rebound. New Brunswick made it 3-1 just over two minutes later on a goal by Renee Edison (Gander, NL/St. Thomas, CIS).

It appeared New Brunswick would take a 3-1 lead into the third, but Kori Cheverie (New Glasgow, NS/Saint Mary’s University) scored with 25.5 seconds for Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia tied the game at 4:30. Jayne Knowles (Newport, NS/Dalhousie, CIS) scored to send the game to extra time.

New Brunswick earned two points for the shootout win, while Nova Scotia took one point for the shootout loss.

 

Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Capital Area Rec. 1 City, Country Charlottetown, P.E.I., Canada
Month / Day / Year 03/11/2008 Time (local) 04:00 PM AT
Attendance Game Status Final in Overtime

Box Score   1     2     3  OT1SOTotal
New Brunswick (NB) 2 1 00-4
Nova Scotia (NS)0210-3
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   04:27 NB 7 Melinda Kaye (9 Shelby Lyons) PP
   12:25 NB 11 Kim Deschênes (9 Shelby Lyons, 6 Karine Meunier Pelletier)

Penalties:
   03:10 NS 7 Michelle Long (Hooking)
   05:01 NS 5 Alyssa Hennigar (Cross Checking)
   17:18 NB 17 Bernie Williams (Roughing)

Second Period
Goals:
   08:32 NS 19 Jocelyn LeBlanc (14 Blair Kitlar)
   11:05 NB 18 Renee Edison (3 Rebekah Thompson)
   19:34 NS 4 Kori Cheverie (17 Robyn Nicholson)

Penalties:
   03:58 NB 15 Lyse Rossignol (Hooking)
   09:04 NS 19 Jocelyn LeBlanc (Hooking)
   11:15 NB 7 Melinda Kaye (Hooking)

Third Period
Goals:
   04:30 NS 11 Jayne Knowles (19 Jocelyn LeBlanc, 20 Kimberly Carcary) PP

Penalties:
   04:22 NB 3 Rebekah Thompson (Hooking)
   08:45 NS 7 Michelle Long (Bodychecking)
   12:41 NB 17 Bernie Williams (Roughing)
   16:57 NB 2 Kayla Landry (Interference)
   17:45 NB 3 Rebekah Thompson (Slashing)


Goaltenders
New Brunswick
29 Emily Hobbs On 1/00:00   Off 4/05:00
Nova Scotia
30 Jillian MacIsaac On 1/00:00   Off 4/05:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3  OT1 Total
New Brunswick9136028
Nova Scotia121719452

Shootout Summary
Player Goaltender Goal/Save
19 Jocelyn LeBlanc
(Nova Scotia)
29 Emily Hobbs
(New Brunswick)
Save
7 Michelle Long
(Nova Scotia)
29 Emily Hobbs
(New Brunswick)
Save
4 Kori Cheverie
(Nova Scotia)
29 Emily Hobbs
(New Brunswick)
Save
11 Kim Deschênes
(New Brunswick)
30 Jillian MacIsaac
(Nova Scotia)
Save
8 Emilie Arseneault
(New Brunswick)
30 Jillian MacIsaac
(Nova Scotia)
Goal

Game Stars
Nova Scotia19 Jocelyn LeBlanc
New Brunswick18 Renee Edison
Player of Game
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Officials
Referee Brandy Ross
Lines People Lisa Cameron, Kerri Rumble
Goal Judge David Rupert, Jim Chandler