Game Summary
Alberta  2 -  Quebec  4


NAPANEE, ON – Team Alberta started strong, but Marie-Philip Poulin and Team Quebec finished stronger.

Poulin (Beauceville, QC/Blues de Dawson) scored three goals to lead Quebec to a 3-2 win over Alberta, which grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first.

Poulin scored two of her three goals in a 33-second span early in the third period. First, with her team shorthanded, she grabbed a loose puck and charged toward the net on a breakaway, going backhand to forehand to beat Alberta goaltender Jessica Ross (Calgary, AB/Calgary Bruins), a goal that made it 2-2.

Just 33 seconds later, Poulin carried the puck over the blueline and blasted a slapshot past Ross.

Alberta opened the scoring at 8:07 on a goal by Rachel Walsh (Calgary, AB/Calgary Edge). Walsh took a nice pass from Erica Farrer (Calgary, AB/Calgary Edge) and lifted a backhand past Quebec goaltender Roxanne Douville (Beloeil, QC/Lynx d’Edouard-Montpetit).

At 17:49, Alberta captain Saige Pacholok (Edmonton, AB/Edmonton Chimos) scored to make it 2-0.

Poulin scored at 16:13 of the second period to make it 2-1, setting the stage for her third-period heroics. Laurie Kingsbury (Valleyfield, QC/Selects) scored Quebec’s fourth and final goal.


Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Strathcona Paper Centre City, Country Greater Napanee, Ont., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/05/2008 Time (local) 05:00 PM ET
Attendance 335 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Alberta (AB) 2 0 0 2
Quebec (QC) 0 1 3 4
First Period
   08:07 AB 5 Rachel Walsh (8 Erica Farrer, 3 Jenaya Townsend) PP
   17:49 AB 16 Saige Pacholok (2 Katie Allen) PP

   06:26 QC 10 Marie-Philip Poulin (Roughing)
   08:54 AB 2 Katie Allen (Hooking)
   16:16 QC 27 Elarie Leclair (Hooking)
   16:31 AB 4 Tara Tomimoto (Inter. on Goaltender)
   17:41 QC 21 Marie-Philip Guay (Holding)

Second Period
   16:13 QC 10 Marie-Philip Poulin (17 Mélodie Daoust)

   03:07 AB 17 Akane Hosoyamada (Bodychecking)
   03:56 AB 3 Jenaya Townsend (Hooking)
   09:55 AB 8 Erica Farrer (Roughing)
   19:28 QC 5 Laurie-Anne Ménard (Tripping)

Third Period
   01:18 QC 10 Marie-Philip Poulin SH
   01:51 QC 10 Marie-Philip Poulin
   16:46 QC 18 Laurie Kingsbury (9 Audrey Gariépy)

   06:08 AB 18 Molly MacDonald (Slashing)
   08:08 QC 11 Gabrielle Davidson (Hooking)
   10:48 AB 10 Brittany Styner (Holding)
   12:47 QC 17 Mélodie Daoust (Inter. on Goaltender)

1 Jessica Ross On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
30 Roxanne Douville On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Alberta 10 6 6 22
Quebec 11 13 18 42

Player of Game
Alberta 1 Jessica Ross
Quebec 10 Marie-Philip Poulin
Referee Mutsaers
Lines People Mills, Stephenson
Goal Judge Chris Eden, Louis Cabrel