OTTENBREIT SCORES LATE TO HELP WHITE BLANK NORWAY
CALGARY, Alta. – Kennedy Ottenbreit (Grayson, Sask./Shattuck-St. Mary’s, U.S. Prep) scored the game’s lone goal with 3:42 to go and Kassidy Sauvé (Whitby, Ont./Whitby, EOMMAAAL) stopped all 19 shots she faced for the shutout as White blanked Norway 1-0 at Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camp on Friday night.
The victory keeps White as the lone undefeated team at the U18 camp – it beat Kazakhstan 3-1 on Monday and earned a victory over its Canadian rival, Red, by the same score on Tuesday night.
The line of Ottenbreit, Hilary Lloyd (Toronto, Ont./Mississauga, PWHL) and Karly Heffernan (St. Albert, Alta./Edge School, JWHL) buzzed around the Norwegian net before Ottenbreit, with her back to the net, swatted a backhand past Christine Smestad.
Before Ottenbreit’s goal, Smestad was the story of the game – the Norwegian netminder kept her team in the game, particularly in the second period when White held a 20-2 advantage in shots on goal, but the game went to the intermission scoreless after 40 minutes.
It was the Norwegians who came out with the advantage in the first period, outshooting White 11-9 and keeping Sauvé busy. But the Canadian side controlled the second, despite having to kill off a five-minute major to Eden Murray (Medicine Hat, Alta./Edge School, JWHL) in the dying minutes of the frame.
Both teams failed to convert on numerous power play opportunities – White finished 0-for-7 with the man advantage, while Norway was goalless in five chances.
The second of two all-Canadian clashes wraps up camp on Saturday (5:30 p.m. MT) as Red meets White at the WinSport Canada Athletic & Ice Complex.
|Arena||WinSport Canada Athletic & Ice Complex - Rink A||Location||Calgary, Alta.|
|Date||Fri. Aug. 10, 2012||Time||20:30 ET|
|Goals & Penalties|
03:42 NOR Rikke Fuglseth Tautra (Tripping)
15:55 WHT Alexa Ranahan (Interference)
18:17 WHT Bench/Banc (Too Many Players)
19:30 NOR Ingvild Farstad (High-sticking)
02:41 NOR Ingrid Morset (Roughing)
07:11 NOR Andrea Schjelderup Dalen (Holding)
10:29 NOR Hedda Gjerde (Tripping)
14:35 WHT Eden Murray (Major – Body-checking)
14:35 WHT Eden Murray (Game Misconduct)
16:18 WHT Kennedy Ottenbreit
05:07 WHT Samantha Fieseler (Tripping)
05:21 NOR Helene Martinsen (Holding)
11:02 NOR Mathea Fisher (Interference)
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|