2008-09 National Women's Team

Team Canada 2 - Moncton Flyers Midget AAA 0


MONCTON, NB – It’s a save New Brunswick hockey fans will be talking about for awhile.
Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, AB/Grant MacEwan, ACAC men’s) made a ‘you-can’t-be-serious’ save late in the second period, helping Canada’s National Women’s Team beat the Moncton Flyers Midget AAA boys team 2-0 on Sunday night.

The save came with 1.1 seconds left in the second period and it kept the game scoreless. With the clock ticking down, the Flyers’ Gino Goguen found himself on a 2-on-0 with linemate Allain Saulnier. Goguen fed the puck to Saulnier, who one-timed a shot at the right-hand corner. Out of nowhere came the glove hand of Szabados, who caught the puck and brought a large crowd to its feet. Following the ensuing faceoff, the Moncton crowd gave Szabados a standing ovation for the save.

Szabados teamed up with Laura Hosier (Sharon, ON/Brampton, CWHL) to make 37 saves for the shutout. Hosier started the game and made some big saves early, keeping Canada in the game. Team Canada was out shot 14-6 in the first period.
The game was scoreless through two periods, but there was no lack of scoring chances on either side.

Canada opened the scoring on a 5-on-3 powerplay at the four-minute mark of the third period. Cherie Piper (Scarborough, ON/Calgary, WWHL) one-timed a pass from Jennifer Botterill (Winnipeg, MB/Mississauga, CWHL), a play started by Meaghan Mikkelson (St. Albert, AB/Edmonton, WWHL).

Then, just 1:33 later, Jayna Hefford (Kingston, ON/Brampton, CWHL) scored to make it 2-0. Gina Kingsbury (Rouyn-Noranda, QC/Calgary, WWHL) and Delaney Collins (Pilot Mound, MB/Calgary, WWHL) assisted on the goal.

Canada is now 2-1 after three games during its October training camp. The National Women’s Team will conclude its camp on Monday with a rematch against the Moncton Flyers. The game will be played at 2 p.m. AST at the Kay Arena.


Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement October Camp Location/Emplacement Moncton, NB
Date Sun. Oct. 12, 2008 Arena/Aréna Kay Arena
Time/Heure 7:30 pm ATL Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game # 03


Box Score/Compte
















First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
No scoring

Penalties/Pénalités :
04:12 MON Joslin Gallant (cross-checking)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts :
No scoring

Penalties/Pénalités :
05:57 CAN Jayna Hefford (hooking)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts :
04:00 CAN Cherie Piper (Jennifer Botterill, Meaghan Mikkelson)
05:53 CAN Jayna Hefford (Gina Kingsbury, Delaney Collins)

Penalties/Pénalités :
02:38 MON bench minor (delay of game; served by Swayer Hannay)
03:52 MON bench minor (too many men; served by Curtis Leet)
14:18 MON bench minor (too many men; served by Rejean Martin)


Goaltenders CAN 30 Laura Hosier (OUT – 09:27 second period) 21/21
1 Shannon Szabados (IN – 09:27 second period) 16/16
Gardiens de but MON 31 Aaron Hamilton 18/20

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 6 8 6 20
Tirs au but MON 14 12 11 37

Referee/Arbitre ---
Linesmen/Juges des lignes ---


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