Game Summary
Saskatchewan  1 -  Ontario Blue  3
 

PRETTY PLAY HELPS ONTARIO BLUE TO 3-1 WIN OVER SASKATCHEWAN

NAPANEE, ON – The goal of the tournament. At least, so far.

Nicole Gifford (Ennismore, ON/Durham West Lightning, PWHL) of Team Ontario Blue scored the goal. But it was her linemate, Theadora Imbrogno (Etobicoke, ON/Mississauga Chiefs, PWHL), who made the play.

Early in the third period against Team Saskatchewan, Imbrogno was in a foot race for a loose puck. She fell down but then, as she was sitting on the ice, she somehow slid the puck over to Gifford, who snapped a shot past Saskatchewan goaltender Michala Jeffries (Fiske, SK/Swift Current Wildcats, SFMAAAHL). The goal gave Ontario Blue a 3-1 lead, a lead it would hold.

The assist was Imbrogno’s third point of the game. She opened the game’s scoring at 2:09 of the first. Gifford scored her first of two goals at 11:58 of the second, with Imbrogno picking up an assist.

Saskatchewan’s lone goal was scored by Jessica Campbell (Melville, SK/Pursuit of Excellence), who now has three goals for the tournament.

Ontario Blue moved to 1-1 and Saskatchewan dropped to 1-1.

 

Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Strathcona Paper Centre City, Country Greater Napanee, Ont., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/06/2008 Time (local) 01:00 PM ET
Attendance 529 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Saskatchewan (SK) 1 0 0 1
Ontario Blue (ON-B) 1 1 1 3
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   02:09 ON-B 87 Theadora Imbrogno (22 Taylor Horton)
   06:56 SK 8 Jessica Campbell (11 Shelby Nisbet) PP

Penalties:
   06:34 ON-B 9 Aurora Kennedy (Roughing)
   07:16 SK 7 Bailey Habscheid (Interference)
   11:57 SK 5 Carleen Meszaros (Hooking)
   18:22 SK 5 Carleen Meszaros (Hooking)
   19:47 SK 9 Brienna Gillanders (Bodychecking)

Second Period
Goals:
   11:58 ON-B 20 Nicole Gifford (22 Taylor Horton, 87 Theadora Imbrogno)

Penalties:
   01:54 ON-B 5 Sally Butler (Bodychecking)
   03:18 ON-B 18 Kathryn Miller (Bodychecking)
   08:41 ON-B 16 Shannon Stoneburgh (Hooking)
   12:33 ON-B 12 Jessica Vella (Interference)
   13:09 SK 9 Brienna Gillanders (Tripping)
   17:42 ON-B 16 Shannon Stoneburgh (Hooking)

Third Period
Goals:
   00:44 ON-B 20 Nicole Gifford (87 Theadora Imbrogno)

Penalties:
   05:20 SK 12 Jenny MacKnight (Slashing)
   08:21 SK 20 Brooke Wollmann (Cross Checking)
   12:30 ON-B 21 Hannah Armstrong (Hooking)
   14:15 SK 8 Jessica Campbell (Holding)
   16:40 SK 19 Baylee Gillanders (Bodychecking)


Goaltenders
Saskatchewan
31 Michala Jeffries On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Ontario Blue
37 Nicole Paniccia On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Saskatchewan 4 5 5 14
Ontario Blue 15 5 16 36

Player of Game
Saskatchewan 9 Jessica Campbell
Ontario Blue 20 Nicole Gifford
Officials
Referee Malette
Lines People Stratton, O'Neill
Goal Judge Clayton McEwen, Bill Lowrey