2009 National Women's Under-18 Championship

Atlantic  3 -  Ontario Blue  4



SURREY, B.C. – Kristen Richards (Toronto, Ont.) and Rylee Smith (Hagersville, Ont.) of Ontario Blue both fired the puck passed the Team Atlantic goal line in shootout action Friday morning to secure their team a spot in Saturday’s semi-finals.

But while the victory was sweet it wasn’t easy for the central Canadian squad, which had to deal with an impressive comeback by Team Atlantic and solve netminder Carmen MacDonald (Pictou, N.S.), who stopped 39 shots over four periods of play including an overtime period that had the crowd at South Surrey Arena going wild.

Amanda Lucky (Kanata, Ont.) kicked off one of the most exciting games of the tournament with the first goal for Ontario Blue, using a pass from Smith to put her team up on the scoreboard at 15:06 in the first period.

Melanie Desrochers (Welland, Ont.) made it 2-0 for Ontario Blue during an early power play in the second. But the rest of the period was all Team Atlantic, with Jenna Pitts (Antigonish, N.S.) putting one up on the scoreboard and Alex Normore (Bedford, N.S.) scoring while her team had a 5-on-3 advantage.

The third was evenly matched, with Sarah Davis (Paradise, N.L.) giving Team Atlantic a short-lived 3-2 lead less than one into the period, and Ontario Blue’s Danielle Gagne (Brampton, Ont.) tying it up to send the game into five minutes of overtime.

But five minutes of fast-paced play didn’t find a winning team, forcing the shootout that decided the game. Team Atlantic plays an undetermined team Saturday morning, but it’s Ontario Blue that takes to the ice in the afternoon for semi-final action.

Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena South Surrey Arena City, Country Surrey, B.C., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/06/2009 Time (local) 10:00 AM PT
Game Status Final in Shootout

Box Score   1     2     3   OT1 SO Total
Atlantic (ATL) 0 2 1 0 0 3
Ontario Blue (ON-B) 1 1 1 0 2 4
First Period
   15:06 ON-B 17 Amanda Lucky (12 Rylee Smith)

   02:55 ATL 10 Kaitlyn Gallaway (Tripping)
   05:01 ON-B 11 Jenna Ciotti (Tripping)
   11:11 ATL 77 Jessica McCann (Hooking)

Second Period
   03:17 ON-B 18 Melanie Desrochers PP
   03:30 ATL 17 Jenna Pitts
   11:43 ATL 16 Alex Normore (12 Kara Power, 6 Alexis Crossley) PP2

   02:09 ATL 16 Alex Normore (Tripping)
   10:48 ON-B 11 Jenna Ciotti (Elbowing)
   11:15 ON-B 3 Alexandra Winkel (Hooking)
   15:23 ATL 9 Jillian Saulnier (Tripping)

Third Period
   00:54 ATL 19 Sarah Davis (26 Sarah MacDonnell)
   02:03 ON-B 15 Danielle Gagne (13 Jackie Raines)

   02:19 ON-B 22 Adrienne Crampton (Slashing)
   04:30 ATL 12 Kara Power (Tripping)
   05:00 ON-B 4 Vanessa Welten (Elbowing)
   08:14 ON-B 6 Jennifer Shields (Tripping)


   01:16 ATL77 Jessica McCann (Tripping)
   04:13 ATL77 Jessica McCann (Hooking)

1 Carmen MacDonald On 1/00:00   Off 4/05:00
Ontario Blue
35 Kristy Garrow On 1/00:00   Off 4/05:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   OT1 Total
Atlantic 10 8 14 1 33
Ontario Blue 14 14 12 2 42

Shootout Summary
Player Goaltender Goal/Save
27 Kristen Richards
(Ontario Blue)
1 Carmen MacDonald
19 Sarah Davis
35 Kristy Garrow
(Ontario Blue)
12 Rylee Smith
(Ontario Blue)
1 Carmen MacDonald
18 Blayre Turnbull
35 Kristy Garrow
(Ontario Blue)

Player of Game
Atlantic 1 Carmen MacDonald
Ontario Blue 17 Amanda Lucky
Referee Meghan Mallette
Lines People Vanessa Stratton, Genevieve Bordeleau
2015 NWU18C: ON-B 4, B.C. 3 (Bronze medal game)
Ontario Blue got goals from four different players to take a three-goal lead, then hung on to beat B.C. for the bronze medal.
2015 NWU18C: ON-R 2, MAN 1 (OT) (Gold medal game)
Agnew scored 18:10 into overtime, giving Ontario Red the gold medal at the 2015 National Women’s Under-18 Championship.
2015 NWU18C: ON-R 3, B.C. 0 (Semifinal)
With their first goals of the tournament, Dominico, O’Neill and Hoppner led Ontario Red past B.C. and into the gold medal game