Game Summary
Ontario Blue  3 -  Atlantic  2



NAPANEE, ON – Team Atlantic pressed and pressed but couldn’t score during a frenetic final five minutes against Team Ontario Blue.

Atlantic (0-3) dropped its final preliminary-round game 3-2 to Ontario Blue, which moved to 2-1 and clinched a spot in the semi-finals on Saturday. Atlantic will play for seventh place versus Alberta.

Ontario Blue got off to a quick start with two goals in the first 3:32 of the game. Hannah Armstrong (Sharon, ON/Markham-Stoufville Stars, PWHL) and Jessica Vella (Pickering, ON/Durham West Lightning, PWHL) each scored to give Ontario Blue a 2-0 lead. Atlantic scored at 19:06 (Crapaud, PEI/Mid Isle Matrix) to make it a one-goal game going into the second.

Taylor Horton (St. Thomas, ON/Bluewater Hawks, PWHL) gave Ontario Blue a 3-1 lead at 3:31 of the third. Just over a minute later, though, Atlantic’s Sarah Davis (Paradise, NL/Warner Hockey Academy) scored to make it 3-2.

That set the stage for an exciting final five minutes. Despite several scoring chances, Atlantic’s players couldn’t put the puck past Ontario Blue’s Jenesica Drinkwater (Brantford, ON/Stoney Creek Sabres, PWHL).

Game Information
Game Number 10  Round Preliminary
Arena Strathcona Paper Centre City, Country Greater Napanee, Ont., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/07/2008 Time (local) 01:00 PM ET
Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Ontario Blue (ON-B) 2 1 0 3
Atlantic (ATL) 1 1 0 2
First Period
   01:09 ON-B 21 Hannah Armstrong (16 Shannon Stoneburgh)
   03:32 ON-B 12 Jessica Vella (18 Kathryn Miller, 20 Nicole Gifford) PP
   19:06 ATL 18 Keirsten Visser (19 Sarah Davis, 8 Carrie Bernard) PP

   02:18 ATL 18 Keirsten Visser (Hooking)
   09:41 ON-B 16 Shannon Stoneburgh (Interference)
   17:50 ON-B 18 Kathryn Miller (Interference)
   18:59 ON-B 19 Elizabeth Stathopulos (Hooking)

Second Period
   03:31 ON-B 22 Taylor Horton (2 Bree Polci, 16 Shannon Stoneburgh)
   04:41 ATL 19 Sarah Davis (18 Keirsten Visser, 6 Susie Larocque) PP

   00:00 ON-B 91 Jamie Hatheway (Delay of Game)
   03:31 ON-B 1 Jenesica Drinkwater (Delay of Game)
   14:11 ON-B 21 Hannah Armstrong (Roughing)
   16:46 ON-B 21 Hannah Armstrong (Inter. on Goaltender)

Third Period

   00:24 ATL 18 Keirsten Visser (Tripping)
   02:45 ON-B 5 Sally Butler (Bodychecking)

Ontario Blue
1 Jenesica Drinkwater On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
1 Carmen MacDonald On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Ontario Blue 13 11 6 30
Atlantic 7 10 6 23

Player of Game
Ontario Blue 22 Taylor Horton
Atlantic 7 Keirsten Visser
Referee Decharme
Lines People St. Pierre, Mills
Goal Judge Clayton McEwen, Bill Lowrey