2009-10 National Women's Under-18 Team

Red 6 - White 5 (Game Complete)


CALGARY, Alta. – In a wild game of ‘anything you can do, I can do better,’ it was Team Red who made the final move on Monday night.
Jillian Saulnier (Halifax, N.S.) scored the game-winning goal on a power play early in the third period as Red picked up its second 4-on-4 win in as many nights at the National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camp, topping Team White 6-5.

Saulnier’s winner came just minutes after Sarah Davis (Paradise, N.L.) and Baylee Gillanders (Kyle, Sask.) scored 66 seconds for White apart to turn a 5-3 deficit into a 5-5 tie. Red had taken a 5-3 lead with three unanswered goals late in the second period, erasing a 3-2 White advantage.

The back-and-forth affair seemed unlikely in the early going, as Red notched the game’s first 13 shots, and took a 2-0 lead on goals from Gabrielle Davidson (Pointe-Claire, Que.) on the man advantage and Brienna Gillanders (Kyle, Sask.) shorthanded.

But Ally Tarr (London, Ont.) got White on the board late in the opening frame and Jessica Campbell (Melville, Sask.) scored twice early in the second to give the pale-coloured team a lead despite just having six shots on goal on the board.

Campbell had a chance to complete the natural hat trick, but was turned away on a penalty shot by Red netminder Nicole Paniccia (Oakville, Ont.).

Brienna Gillanders added her second of the game around goals from Carly Mercer (Exeter, Ont.) and Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que.) as Red scored three times in 2:23 for its second of three leads in the game, this time at 5-3, setting the stage for the wild opening six minutes of the third period.

Paniccia and Erica Howe (Orleans, Ont.) split the goaltending duties for Red, while Lisa Steffes (Amherstburg, Ont.) and Cloé Desjardins (Saint-Prosper, Que.) were between the pipes for White.

The two teams do not return to game action until Wednesday night, when they split into four smaller groups and face off in a pair of 3-on-3 Red-White games, scheduled for 4 p.m. MT and 5 p.m. MT at Father David Bauer Olympic Arena.

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement NWU18 Selection Camp Location/Emplacement Calgary, AB
Date Mon. Jul. 27, 2009 Arena/Aréna Father David Bauer Arena
Time/Heure 7:45 pm MT Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Intersquad (4 on 4) Game #/No. match 03
Box Score/Compte
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts : 
03:02 RED Gabrielle Davidson (Nicole Gifford) PP/AN
1:36 RED Brienna Gillanders (Kaleigh Fratkin) SH/DN
17:36 WHT Ally Tarr (Shelby Nisbet, Dayle Wilkinson)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
02:35 WHT Shelby Nisbet (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
4:45 RED Jillian Saulnier (High-sticking/Bâton éléve)
06:56 WHT Tess Dusik (Hooking/Accrocher)
10:48 RED Cassandra Poudrier (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
12:13 RED Aurora Kennedy (Holding/Retenir)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts : 
00:32 WHT Jessica Campbell (Brigette Lacquette, Sarah Davis)
06:18 WHT Jessica Campbell (Sarah Davis)
13:40 RED Carly Mercer (Hayleigh Cudmore, Brienna Gillanders)
15:29 RED Brienna Gillanders (Cassandra Poudrier, Carly Mercer)
16:03 RED Mélodie Daoust (Jillian Saulnier, Aurora Kennedy)
Missed Penalty Shot: 11:35 WHT Jessica Campbell

Penalties/Pénalités : 
03:00 RED Shannon Stoneburgh (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
19:31 RED Brienna Gillanders (Hooking/Accrocher)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts : 
00:32 WHT Sarah Davis (Jessica Campbell)
01:38 WHT Baylee Gillanders (Theadora Imbrogno, Lauren Kelly)
05:31 RED Jillian Saulnier (Mélodie Daoust) PP/AN

Penalties/Pénalités : 
02:23 RED Mélodie Daoust (Hooking/Accrocher)
04:37 WHT Shelby Nisbet (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
15:31 RED Aurora Kennedy (Hooking/Accrocher)
17:15 RED Brienna Gillanders (Holding/Retenir)
18:33 WHT Sarah Davis (High-sticking/Bâton éléve)


Goaltenders RED Erica Howe Nicole Paniccia (in 2nd/10:26)
Gardiens de but WHT Lisa Steffes Cloé Desjardins (in 2nd/10:26)
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal RED 15 14 7 36
Tirs au but WHT 3 6 8 17
For more information:
Kalli Quinn Director, Female National Teams | Équipes nationales féminines