Game Summary
Canada 5 - Edmonton MLAC 2
 

NWT REBOUNDS WITH WIN OVER MAPLE LEAF ATHLETIC CLUB

EDMONTON, Alta. – Two late goals in the second period helped Canada’s National Women’s Team to a 5-2 win over Edmonton’s Maple Leaf Athletic Club on Friday night in Canada’s NWT Midget Series road finale.

Jayna Hefford (Kingston, Ont.) and Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.) scored 16 seconds apart late in the middle frame to give Canada a 3-2 lead heading into the third period, finishing off a three-goal second period and a comeback from an early 2-0 deficit.

Canada would add two goals in the third period to round out the scoring.

The Leafs came out firing in the first period and scored the lone two goals of the opening 20 minutes. Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta.), who earned the win in Canada’s net, was forced to make 17 saves in the opening frame. She finished with 33 saves.

Haley Irwin (Thunder Bay, Ont.) started Canada’s scoring surge in the second period with a goal at the 11:52 mark.

Poulin would add her second of the game in the third period on a power play and Caroline Ouellette (Montreal, Que.) would finish the scoring in the dying minutes on a great play started by Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.).

Canada’s National Women’s Team ended its three-game swing through northern Alberta with a 1-2 mark and now heads home to Calgary, where it will wrap up the Midget Series with a pair of games next week.

Canada is 15-9 in the Midget Series, including a 10-8 record away from home.

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement Midget Series Location/Emplacement Edmonton, Alta.
Date Fri. Jan 22, 2010 Arena/Aréna Clareview Arena
Time/Heure 7:15 pm MT Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game #/No. match -

Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
Final
CAN
0
3
2
5
EDM
2
0
0
2

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts:
10:27 MLAC Zachary Carr (Giovanni Bombini) PP/AN
19:55 MLAC Peter Quenneville (Giovanni Bombini) PP/AN

Penalties/Punitions:
07:21 CAN Meghan Agosta (Interference/Obstruction)
09:27 CAN Hayley Wickenheiser (Holding the Stick/Retenir le bâton)
19:18 CAN Haley Irwin (Hooking/Accrocher)
19:32 CAN Catherine Ward (Delay of Game/Retarder le match)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts:
11:52 CAN Haley Irwin (Rebecca Johnston)
18:36 CAN Jayna Hefford (Meghan Agosta, Carla MacLeod)
18:52 CAN Marie-Philip Poulin (Jennifer Wakefield, Tessa Bonhomme)

Penalties/Punitions:
01:39 CAN Gillian Ferrari (Hooking/Accrocher)
06:10 MLAC Matthew Bara (Interference/Obstruction)
13:55 CAN Jennifer Wakefield (Hooking/Accrocher)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts:
03:21 CAN Marie-Philip Poulin (Jayna Hefford, Caroline Ouellette) PP/AN
17:03 CAN Caroline Ouellette (Meghan Agosta, Jayna Hefford)

Penalties/Punitions:
02:42 MLAC Patrick Coones (Hooking/Accrocher) 
08:06 CAN Meaghan Mikkelson (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
09:39 CAN Becky Kellar (Tripping/Faire trébucher)

Goaltenders CAN Shannon Szabados
Gardiennes de but EDM Samuel Bohaychuk; Ty Swabb in at 9:53 of second
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 7 17 15 39
Tirs au but EDM 19 8 8 35
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