2012 National Women's Under-18 Championship

Atlantic 0 - Ontario Red 2


DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – An early lead for Ontario Red was enough for a 2-0 shutout win Wednesday afternoon over Atlantic, with Kristin Gilmour (Millgrove, Ont.) and Kristyn Capizzano (Oakville, Ont.) both scoring in the first for the defending champions first victory at this year’s national championship.

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For both squads it was a strong start in Dawson Creek, however, with Atlantic netminder Rebecca Weagle (Lunenburg, N.S.) facing a whopping 39 Ontario Red shots, and her teammates skating hard from first puck drop to final buzzer to keep the score close. Ontario Red took the gold medal for its seventh straight national championship title last season, while Atlantic finished in fourth at the 2011 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Saguenay, Que.

Gilmour got the ball rolling for Ontario Red at 17:11 in the first, capitalizing on an assist from Alexandra Moore (Napanee, Ont.) and a power-play opportunity to crack the goose egg on the board. Hilary Lloyd (Toronto, Ont.) found Breanne Wilson Bennett (Markham, Ont.), who fed Capizzano about a minute and a half later to make it 2-0 at the end of the period.

Despite falling behind in the first, the Atlantic Canadians held their ice through two periods to keep Ontario Red at bay. It was a fast-paced game sure to entertain any hockey fan, and was an exciting sign of what’s to come here at the EnCana Events Centre.

Atlantic next hits the ice at 4 p.m. MT on Thursday against Saskatchewan, while Ontario Red plays Thursday night at 7 p.m. against host team British Columbia. Check out live statistics for all games at www.HockeyCanada.ca/NWU18C, and follow www.Twitter.com/HC_NWU18C for updates from the arena.


Game Information
Game Number 02 Round Preliminary
Arena EnCana Events Centre City, Country Dawson Creek, B.C.
Month / Day / Year 11/07/2012 Time 01:00 PM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Atlantic (ATL) 0 0 0 0
Ontario Red (ON-R) 2 0 0 2

First Period
   17:11 ON-R 93 Kristin Gilmour (88 Alexandra Moore) PP
   18:45 ON-R 9 Kristyn Capizzano (11 Breanne Wilson-Bennett, 22 Hilary Lloyd)

   07:31 ON-R 88 Alexandra Moore (Tripping)
   07:48 ON-R 10 Sydney McKibbon (Delay of Game)
   15:58 ATL 20 Jennifer MacAskill (Hooking)

Second Period

   12:22 ATL 16 Ashtyn Bartlett (Tripping)

Third Period

   02:13 ATL 19 Lisa MacLean (Cross Checking)
   06:41 ON-R 88 Alexandra Moore (Delay of Game)

31 Rebecca Weagle On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Ontario Red
61 Camille Leonard On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Atlantic 2 2 4 8
Ontario Red 17 7 15 39

Player of the Game
Ontario Red 21 Lauren Wildfang
Atlantic 31 Rebecca Weagle
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