Game Summary
Canada 3 - Calgary Canucks (Jr. A) 2
 

NWT COMES OUT ON TOP IN FIRST GAME AGAINST JUNIOR A TEAM

CALGARY, Alta. – If Canada’s National Women’s Team had something to prove in its first-ever matchup against a Junior A team, it did exactly that Saturday night inside the Max Bell Centre, edging the Calgary Canucks 3-2 in a fast-paced game that put Canada’s speed and strength on display.

Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta.) was a star between the pipes, making 52 saves, while Caroline Ouellette (Montreal, Que.) scored the winning goal midway through the third period to help Canada earn the win.

Although Calgary’s David Pope kicked off the scoring six minutes into the first, Jayna Hefford (Kingston, Ont.) tied it up before the period was over, scoring a pretty power-play goal on passes from Hayley Wickenheiser (Shaunavon, Sask.) and Ouellette.

Canada kept up the crisp passing in the second, with Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.) getting her team’s second goal of the night just 41 seconds into the period. Hefford doubled her points with an assist, with Ferrari earning a helper as well.

The Canucks couldn’t catch up to the National Women’s Team in the second, but started off the third strong with another goal from Pope that tied the game up again at 2-2.

Despite plenty of back-and-forth action between the AJHL team and the Canadians, it was Canada that came out on top in the end, with Ouellette getting her third point of the night and breaking the tie midway through the third. Catherine Ward (Montreal, Que.) assisted, as did Agosta, who also got her second point of the game with an assist.

The National Women Team next faces off against the UFA Bisons in NWT Midget Series action, with the puck dropping at 7:30 p.m. MT on Monday night at Father David Bauer Olympic Arena.

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement Midget Series Location/Emplacement Calgary, Alta.
Date Sat. Dec 5, 2009 Arena/Aréna Max Bell Arena
Time/Heure 7:30 pm MT Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game #/No. match -

Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
Final
CAN
1
1
1
3
CGY
1
0
1
2

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période
Goals/Buts:
05:59 CGY David Pope (Jason MacDonald, Brett McCullough)
13:57 CAN Jayna Hefford (Hayley Wickenheiser, Caroline Ouellette) PP/AN

Penalties/Punitions:
13:06 CGY Sean Wallace (Interference/Obstruction)
Second Period/Deuxième période
Goals/Buts:
00:41 CAN Meghan Agosta (Jayna Hefford, Gillian Ferrari)

Penalties/Punitions:
None/Aucun
Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts:
01:52 CGY David Pope (Tyler Jewitt, Matt Heseltine)
10:36 CAN Caroline Ouellette (Catherine Ward, Meghan Agosta)

Penalties/Punitions:
11:33 CAN Gillian Ferrari (Holding/Retenir)
17:50 CGY Sean Wallace (Boarding/Donner de la bande)

Goaltenders CAN Shannon Szabados
Gardiens de but CGY Chase Martin; Dusty Nickel (in 2nd/08:13)
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 10 9 7 26
Tirs au but CGY 13 16 25 54
 
Referee/Arbitre ---
Linesmen/Juges des lignes ---
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