Team Canada Black was crowned champions of the National Women’s Under-19 Program Evaluation Camp on Sunday afternoon in Calgary following a 4-0 win over Team Canada White at Father David Bauer Arena.
Juana Baribeau-Rondeau (Amos, QC), Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, QC) and Mallory Deluce (London, ON) all scored first period goals as Canada Black topped Canada White for the second time in as many days.
Delayne Brian (Winnipeg, MB) and Alexandra Garcia (Pointe Claire, QC) combined to shutout Canada White, with Brian making 12 saves in the first 30 minutes and Garcia stopping all 11 shots she faced over the final 30.
Baribeau-Rondeau, Saleah Morrison (Selkirk, MB), Addie Miles (Winnipeg, MB) and Tara Watchorn (Newcastle, ON) all had a pair of assists in the win.
Canada Black was the recipient of a fortuitous bounce midway through the opening period, as a point shot from Morrison hit the skate of teammate Miles and bounced right to Baribeau-Rondeau, who made no mistake burying the puck behind goaltender Melissa Murphy (Pigeon Hill, NB).
Just over four minutes later, Baribeau-Rondeau set up Poulin, whose backhand beat Murphy up high for a 2-0 lead.
Deluce rounded out the first period by picking up a pass from Morrison at the blueline and sweeping wide, before cutting to the net and sliding the puck through the legs of Murphy.
Erin Brophy (Antigonish, NS) put the final nail in the Canada White coffin at the 13-minute mark of the second period, her backhand from the slot beating Kayley Herman (Weyburn, SK), who had replaced Murphy at the midway point of the period.
Neither team could muster much offence over the final 20 minutes, with just seven shots between the two teams – 5-2 in favour of Canada Black.
Canada Black held a slight advantage in the final shot total, 24-23.
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