Game Summary
Ontario Blue  1 -  Quebec  0

 

SUDDEN VICTORY SHOOTOUT WIN SENDS ONTARIO BLUE TO FINAL GAME FOR FIRST TIME

SURREY, B.C. – For the first time ever, two Ontario teams will meet in the gold medal game, with Ontario Blue securing its first ever berth into the final by beating Quebec 1-0 in Saturday night’s semifinal.

But it took a ten-minute overtime period and a sudden victory shootout to secure the very sweet victory for Ontario Blue. Kristen Richards (Toronto, Ont.) was the first and fourth shooter for her team, using her soft hands to find the back of Quebec’s net for the win in what was arguably the most exciting of the tournament. Seconds after Richards scored, Ontario Blue players jumped the bench and piled on top of each other to celebrate the milestone win.

Both Ontario Blue goalies played outstanding games, with Kristy Garrow (London, Ont.) stopping all four Quebec attempts fired at her during the shootout and Danielle Butters (London, Ont.) protecting the crease at all costs through three periods of regulation play and overtime.

Butters was named player of the game for her team, while netminder Cloé Desjardins received the well-deserved honour for Quebec. Ontario Blue faces five-time defending champions Ontario Red in Sunday’s gold medal matchup, which will be aired live on TSN/RDS at 3 p.m. PT. Quebec takes on Manitoba in the bronze medal game at 11:30 a.m PT.


Game Information
Game Number 16  Round Semi-Final
Arena South Surrey Arena City, Country Surrey, B.C., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/07/2009 Time (local) 08:00 PM PT
Attendance
Game Status Final in Shootout

Box Score   1     2     3   OT1 SO Total
Ontario Blue (ON-B) 0 0 0 0 1 1
Quebec (QC) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:

Penalties:
   08:11 QC 7 Laurie Mercier (Hooking)
   16:34 QC 4 Geneviève Legault (Holding)
   17:43 ON-B 4 Vanessa Welten (Inter. on Goaltender)

Second Period
Goals:

Penalties:
   04:30 ON-B 27 Kristen Richards (Slashing)
   08:06 QC 25 Christine Lambert (Slashing)
   11:37 QC 4 Geneviève Legault (Cross Checking)
   11:53 ON-B 3 Alexandra Winkel (Tripping)
   15:41 ON-B 15 Danielle Gagne (Roughing)

Third Period
Goals:

Penalties:
   18:48 QC 6 Cassandra Poudrier (Interference)

Overtime

Penalties:
   04:01 ON-B44 Shelby Wignall (Roughing)


Goaltenders
Ontario Blue
37 Danielle Butters On 1/00:00   Off 4/10:00
35 Kristy Garrow On 5/00:00   Off 5/00:00
Quebec
29 Cloé Desjardins On 1/00:00   Off 4/10:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   OT1 Total
Ontario Blue 8 9 6 4 27
Quebec 8 12 9 5 34

Shootout Summary
Player Goaltender Goal/Save
27 Kristen Richards
(Ontario Blue)
29 Cloé Desjardins
(Quebec)
Save
11 Jenna Ciotti
(Ontario Blue)
29 Cloé Desjardins
(Quebec)
Save
73 Katie MacSorley
(Ontario Blue)
29 Cloé Desjardins
(Quebec)
Save
27 Kristen Richards
(Ontario Blue)
29 Cloé Desjardins
(Quebec)
Goal
9 Ariane Barker
(Quebec)
35 Kristy Garrow
(Ontario Blue)
Save
25 Christine Lambert
(Quebec)
35 Kristy Garrow
(Ontario Blue)
Save
11 Gabrielle Davidson
(Quebec)
35 Kristy Garrow
(Ontario Blue)
Save
8 Kayla Tutino
(Quebec)
35 Kristy Garrow
(Ontario Blue)
Save

Player of Game
Ontario Blue 37 Danielle Butters
Quebec 1 Cloé Desjardins
Officials
Referee Gabrielle Ariano-Lortie
Lines People Lacey Senuk, Megan Boyle