Game Summary
British Columbia  3 -  Alberta  2


NAPANEE, ON – First, it was Chrisi Capozzi. Thirty-four seconds later, it was Kelsey Osness’ turn. And, five minutes after that, it was Jaclyn Stapleton.

The members of Team B.C. combined for three goals in just over five minutes to lead their squad to a 3-2 victory over Team Alberta on Thursday morning at the 2008 National Women’s Under-18 Championship.

With the win, B.C. moved to 1-1, while Alberta dropped to 0-2. Both teams have a game left in preliminary action before the medal-round games begin.

Alberta opened the scoring at 13:51 of the first period when Brittany Styner (Calgary, AB/Calgary Flyers, AFFMHL) went forehand to backhand and beat B.C. goaltender Taylor Salisbury (Surrey, BC/Vancouver Fusion). Alberta took a 1-0 lead into the second.

But then the B.C. firing squad went to work, starting with a point shot by Capozzi (Kelowna, BC/Pursuit of Excellence) that found its way into the net. Osness (Kelowna, BC/Kelowna Rockets) then scored her goal on a great shot from the slot. B.C. finished its scoring when Stapleton made a great deke and slid the puck under Alberta goaltender Crystal Patterson (Calgary, AB/Calgary Edge).

Alberta’s second goal came in the third when captain Saige Pacholok (Edmonton, AB/Edmonton Chimos) scored her second goal of the tournament.

Taylor Salisbury (Surrey, BC/Vancouver Fusion) made 36 saves for the win in net.


Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Strathcona Paper Centre City, Country Greater Napanee, Ont., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/06/2008 Time (local) 10:00 AM ET
Attendance 405 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
British Columbia (BC) 0 3 0 3
Alberta (AB) 1 0 1 2
First Period
   13:51 AB 10 Brittany Styner (8 Erica Farrer, 4 Tara Tomimoto) PP

   01:19 BC 20 Stefanie Launay (Roughing)
   08:16 AB 16 Saige Pacholok (Hooking)
   09:29 AB 9 Hailey Wood (Bodychecking)
   13:31 BC 20 Stefanie Launay (Tripping)

Second Period
   05:33 BC 8 Chrisi Capozzi (11 Kathleen McDonald, 10 Jaclyn Stapleton)
   06:07 BC 9 Kelsey Osness
   11:45 BC 10 Jaclyn Stapleton (5 Nikola Brown-John, 12 Anna Kozniuk)

   02:58 BC 17 Angie Williams (Tripping)
   07:07 BC 11 Kathleen McDonald (Hooking)
   12:33 BC 7 Tegan Cochrane (Interference)
   14:41 BC 7 Tegan Cochrane (Inter. on Goaltender)
   16:26 AB 15 Brittany Esposito (Tripping)

Third Period
   13:34 AB 16 Saige Pacholok (10 Brittany Styner, 2 Katie Allen)

   01:41 BC 13 Kaleigh Fratkin (Bodychecking)
   07:25 BC 18 Michelle Jones (Hooking)
   09:18 AB 16 Saige Pacholok (Holding)
   17:16 BC 19 Kiva Uhl (Tripping)

British Columbia
1 Taylor Salisbury On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
31 Crystal Patterson On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
British Columbia 3 12 5 20
Alberta 18 10 10 38

Player of Game
British Columbia 10 Jaclyn Stapleton
Alberta 10 Brittany Styner
Referee Bouchard
Lines People Facey, St. Pierre
Goal Judge Clayton McEwen, Bill Lowrey