2008-09 National Women's Team

Red 9 - White 11


CALGARY, AB – Carla MacLeod (Calgary, AB/Calgary, WWHL) and Meaghan Mikkelson (St. Albert, AB/Edmonton, WWHL) scored goals in the pre-game shootout and Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, AB/Grant MacEwan College, ACAC) stopped all three shooters she faced to help lead White to an 11-9 win over Red on Thursday afternoon in a 4-on-4 game at the National Women’s Team January camp.

In an interesting format, the results from the pre-game and post-game shootouts counted towards the final score – in addition to the goals scored, shootout saves made by a goaltender were included as goals for their team.

What this means is that White had a 5-1 lead before the puck even dropped to start the game, thanks to MacLeod, Mikkelson and Szabados.

Once the game got underway, it was Red who counted the only goal of the first period, off the stick of Sarah Vaillancourt (Sherbrooke, QC/Harvard University, ECAC) just 2:35 after the opening faceoff, cutting the White lead to three goals.

The teams went back and forth in the second period, with Annie Guay (Rouyn-Noranda, QC/Montreal, CWHL) counting on the power play for White, only to see Gillian Ferrari (Thornhill, ON/Calgary, WWHL) reply for Red just 28 seconds later.

After both teams had switched goaltenders, Cherie Piper (Scarborough, ON/Calgary, WWHL) cut the White lead to two at 6-4, but it took White only 44 seconds to respond, as Mikkelson roofed a wrist shot over the shoulder of Charline Labonté (Boisbriand, QC/McGill University, CIS).

White started to pull away in the third period, with goals from Jayna Hefford (Kingston, ON/Brampton, CWHL) and Gillian Apps (Unionville, ON/Brampton, CWHL) pushing the lead to 9-4. Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, QC/Montreal, CWHL) rounded out the regulation time scoring, finishing off a give-and-go with fellow U18 team member Brianne Jenner (Oakville, ON/Mississauga, CWHL) with a perfect wrist shot underneath the crossbar.

Needing to score to have a chance to win Red got a goal from Gina Kingsbury (Rouyn-Noranda, QC/Calgary, WWHL) in the post-game, but it was not enough, as Kim St-Pierre (Châteauguay, QC/Montreal, CWHL) turned aside Vaillancourt and Becky Kellar (Hagersville, ON/Burlington, CWHL) to clinch the victory.

Camp wraps up on Friday with another Red-White 4-on-4 game, with the pre-game shootout set for 9:15 a.m. MST at Father David Bauer Olympic Arena.

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement January Camp Location/Emplacement Calgary, AB
Date Thu, Jan. 29, 2009 Arena/Aréna Father David Bauer Arena
Time/Heure 1:45 pm MT Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Intersquad Game # 03


Box Score/Compte


Pre-Game Shootout

WHT Tessa Bonhomme NO GOAL
RED Cheryl Pounder NO GOAL
WHT Carla MacLeod GOAL
RED Bobbi Jo Slusar NO GOAL
WHT Meaghan Mikkelson GOAL
RED Gillian Ferrari NO GOAL

First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
02:35 RED Sarah Vaillancourt (Cheryl Pounder)

Penalties/Pénalités :
02:35 WHT Noémie Marin (Tripping/Trébucher)
07:53 WHT Tessa Bonhomme (Holding/Retenir)
10:39 RED Cherie Piper (Hooking/Accrocher)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts :
02:17 WHT Annie Guay (Colleen Sostorics, Gillian Apps) PP
02:45 RED Gillian Ferrari (Brianne Jenner, Marie-Philip Poulin)
10:08 RED Cherie Piper (Bobbi Jo Slusar)
10:52 WHT Meaghan Mikkelson (Caroline Ouellette)

Penalties/Pénalités :
01:41 RED Jennifer Botterill (Hooking/Accrocher)
03:00 WHT Meaghan Mikkelson (Hooking/Accrocher)
06:14 WHT Gillian Apps (Hooking/Accrocher)
13:05 RED Bobbi Jo Slusar (Tripping/Trébucher)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts :
04:29 WHT Jayna Hefford (Tessa Bonhomme, Caroline Ouellette) PP
12:56 WHT Gillian Apps (Jayna Hefford)
17:06 RED Marie-Philip Poulin (Brianne Jenner, Bobbi Jo Slusar)

Penalties/Pénalités :
03:30 RED Gillian Ferrari (Interference/Obstruction)
07:22 RED Bobbi Jo Slusar (Hooking/Accrocher)
15:38 WHT Annie Guay (Holding/Retenir)
19:53 RED Becky Kellar (Body-checking/Mise en échec)

Post-Game Shootout

RED Becky Kellar NO GOAL
WHT Noémie Marin NO GOAL
RED Gina Kingsbury GOAL
WHT Caroline Ouellette NO GOAL
RED Sarah Vaillancourt NO GOAL
WHT Jayna Hefford NO GOAL


Goaltenders RED Laura Hosier Charline Labonté (in 2nd/8:14)
Gardiens de but WHT Shannon Szabados Kim St-Pierre (in 2nd/8:14)

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal RED 15 13 5 33
Tirs au but WHT 8 11 15 34


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