Game Summary
British Columbia  2 -  Manitoba  3


NAPANEE, ON – Team Manitoba’s players must have felt a bit of frustration through two periods in their opening game against Team B.C. on Wednesday morning.

Manitoba outshot B.C. 32-13 after 40 minutes but the scoreboard read 1-1, with both teams exchanging first-period power play goals.

The Manitobans, though, kept up the pressure in the third and were rewarded with a pair of goals in a 3-2 win over B.C. to open the 2008 National Women’s Under-18 Championship. The final shot count was 56-22 in favour of Manitoba.

Team B.C. goaltender Taylor Salisbury (Surrey, BC/Vancouver Fusion) made 53 saves and was named her team’s player of the game.

“Yeah, it’s right up there,” Salisbury said with a laugh when asked if it’s the most shots she has faced as a goaltender. “But I remember one time in Atom I played in a game and the shots were in the 70s.”

B.C. opened the scoring at 2:54 of the first when Kathleen McDonald (Kamloops, BC/Pursuit of Excellence) snapped a shot past Manitoba goaltender Tara Lacquette (Waterhen, MB/Westman Wildcats). Manitoba tied the game late in the first on a goal by Kristine Grenier (St. Leon, MB/Pembina Valley Hawks).

After a scoreless second, Manitoba took the lead at 2:33 of the third on a goal by Breann Frykas (East St. Paul, MB/Detroit Little Caesars). Manitoba took a 3-1 lead when Brittany Phillips (Lauder, MB/Westman Wildcats) found the back of the net.

Manitoba needed the insurance as B.C. scored with 1:27 to go, as Rayna Cruickshank connected on a power play.

Salisbury said she enjoys being busy in net … to a certain extent.

“It’s a toss up,” she said. “You want to stay in the game but it’s something where you want your team to get more shots and chances.”

Manitoba (1-0) will face Quebec on Thursday, with B.C. (0-1) taking to the ice versus Alberta.


Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Strathcona Paper Centre City, Country Greater Napanee, Ont., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/05/2008 Time (local) 10:00 AM ET
Attendance 365 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
British Columbia (BC) 1 0 1 2
Manitoba (MB) 1 0 2 3
First Period
   02:54 BC 11 Kathleen McDonald (22 Alannah Kedra-McCormack) PP
   18:29 MB 8 Kristine Grenier (18 Katie Wilson) PP

   01:33 MB 12 Rachele Bosc (Hooking)
   03:16 MB 8 Kristine Grenier (Hooking)
   10:56 BC 13 Kaleigh Fratkin (Boarding)
   15:42 BC 18 Michelle Jones (Roughing)
   17:49 BC 6 Rayna Cruickshank (Roughing)

Second Period

   10:10 BC 5 Nikola Brown-John (Hooking)
   14:38 MB 16 Caitlin MacDonald (Bodychecking)
   17:04 MB 14 Brittany Phillips (Hooking)
   19:09 BC 7 Tegan Cochrane (Tripping)

Third Period
   02:33 MB 9 Breann Frykas (14 Brittany Phillips) PP
   13:29 MB 14 Brittany Phillips (2 Brittany Hergesheimer, 15 Meghan Dufault)
   18:33 BC 6 Rayna Cruickshank (13 Kaleigh Fratkin) PP

   01:23 BC 12 Anna Kozniuk (Hooking)
   03:15 BC 13 Kaleigh Fratkin (Bodychecking)
   03:24 MB 12 Rachele Bosc (Hooking)
   04:58 BC 6 Rayna Cruickshank (Tripping)
   11:13 BC 2 Sarah Casorso (Tripping)
   15:40 BC 7 Tegan Cochrane (Bodychecking)
   16:47 MB 14 Brittany Phillips (Holding)
   17:52 MB 19 Brigette Lacquette (Interference)

British Columbia
1 Taylor Salisbury On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
35 Tara Lacquette On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
British Columbia 8 6 9 23
Manitoba 20 12 24 56

Player of Game
British Columbia 1 Taylor Salisbury
Manitoba 14 Brittany Phillips
Referee Mallette
Lines People O'Neill, Grison
Goal Judge Clayton McEwen, Bill Lowrey