2017-18 National Women's Team

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2017-18 NWT Esso Series
Game #32
Exhibition
Final
December 12, 2017 7:00 pm MST
Markin MacPhail Centre - WinSport Arena
Calgary, Alta.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
1
0
1
2
2
1
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
6
8
11
25
8
14
12
34

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
2
0 / 1
6

Game Story

CANADA DROPS DECISION TO CHIEFS IN ESSO SERIES

JEMMA YOUNG

CALGARY, Alta. – Sarah Nurse scored in the second period, but Canada’s National Women’s Team suffered a 5-1 seetback at the hands of the Red Deer Chiefs in Esso Series action Tuesday night at the Markin MacPhail Centre.

Red Deer avenged a 5-1 loss on Nov. 25 on its home ice with strong offence and solid goaltending.

The Chiefs came out strong, with Daylan Kuefler beating Canadian goaltender Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) just 3:13 into the opening frame.

Noah Danielson pushed the lead to two at 15:19 of the first period before a pair of quick-strike goals put Red Deer in control very early in the second.

Tye Carriere made it 3-0 only 28 seconds into the middle stanza, quickly followed – less than a minute later – by a Ryan McBeath marker to out the 2012 and 2013 TELUS Cup champions up by four.

That would be all for Lacasse, who was replaced by Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) after allowing four goals on 12 shots. Desbiens stopped 21 of 22 the rest of the way.

Nurse finished a feed from Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont./Markham, CWHL) to get the Canadians on the board just past the midway mark of the second period, but that would be the lone puck to beat the Chiefs tandem of Bretton Park and Duncan Hughes.

Ethan Schlag netted the fifth Red Deer tally at 10:22 of the third period, finishing the scoring.

The pre-Olympic schedule continues for Canada with two games against the United States – Dec. 15 in San Jose, Calif., and Dec. 17 in Edmonton, Alta. – before it returns to Esso Series action on the road against the St. Albert Raiders on Dec. 19.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Daylan Kuefler

Assists: Deegan Mofford
03:13
GOAL
Goal: Noah Danielson

Assists: Daylan Kuefler
15:19
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Tye Carriere

Assists: Brett Meerman
00:28
GOAL
Goal: Ryan McBeath

Assists: Noah Danielson
01:20
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Ann-Renée Desbiens

01:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Jillian Saulnier
Delay of Game (2:00)
03:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Deegan Mofford
Holding (2:00)
05:24
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Duncan Hughes

10:05
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Nurse

Assists: Laura Stacey
10:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Hunter Leslie
Delay of Game (2:00)
19:56
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Ethan Schlag

Assists: Hunter Leslie
10:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Rylan Burns
Tripping (2:00)
19:33

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Geneviève Lacasse CAN 21 12 8 4 0.667
Ann-Renée Desbiens CAN 38 22 21 1 0.955
Bretton Park RD 30 11 11 0 1.000
Duncan Hughes RD 29 14 13 1 0.929

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
GA 0 - SVS - 11 - SV% - 1.000
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

4 - 1 W @ Calgary RoyalsROY
Jan 21, 2018
5 - 1 W vs. CanadaCAN
Dec 12, 2017
3 - 1 W @ Calgary NorthstarsNOR
Jan 18, 2018
1 - 5 L vs. CanadaCAN
Nov 25, 2017
1 - 1 L @ Calgary BuffaloesBUF
Jan 12, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 OLY: CAN 5 – OAR 0 (Preliminary)
Rebecca Johnston and Mélodie Daoust had two goals each, sending Canada to an Olympic-opening win.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 4 – ROY 1 (League)
Daoust had 2G 1A to help Canada to the win in the Esso Series finale.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 3 – FLA 2 (League)
Rougeau and Nurse had 1G 1A each, and Canada hung on for the win.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 2 – USA 1 (OT) (Exhibition)
Wakefield scored with 26 seconds to play in the series finale.
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