2011 National Women's Under-18 Championship

British Columbia 1 - Manitoba 2


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SAGUENAY, Que. – Following a 2-1 win over Alberta and a 4-1 loss to Ontario Red, British Columbia needed a win to climb in the standings. For its part, Manitoba had lost its two previous games – 8-2 to Ontario Red and 2 -1 to Alberta.

After taking a 2-0 lead thanks to two early goals in the first six minutes, Manitoba was able to hang on and beat British Columbia. Despite a goal in the final minutes, British Columbia could not complete its comeback and fell to its opponent from the Prairies.    
Manitoba understood the importance of winning this game and came out firing on all cylinders, storming Cassidy Hendricks’ (North Vancouver, B.C.) net soon after the puck dropped. Fans were barely in their seats when Danielle Krzyszczyk (Winnipeg, Man.) found the back of the net after getting a nice feed from Kelsey Saelens (Winnipeg, Man.). Karissa Kirkup (Virden, Man.) then showed a tremendous individual effort to double her team’s lead. Manitoba headed to the dressing room up 2 -0.

No goals were scored during the second period, but fans were treated to great saves at both ends of the ice as Rachel Dyck (Winnipeg Beach, Man.) and Hendricks turned away six and 11 shots, respectively, during the middle frame.

Towards the end of the game, forward Stephanie Schaupmeyer (Kelowna, B.C.) lifted her team’s spirits by scoring on the power play to cut Manitoba’s lead to one with 46 seconds left on the clock. But B.C. was unable to complete its comeback, dropping to 1-2.

The outcome of the other games later today will determine tomorrow’s match-ups. The semifinals will take place at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., with the fifth-place and seventh-place games scheduled for 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.


Game Information
Game Number 9 Round Preliminary
Arena Centre Georges-Vézina City, Country Saguenay, Que.
Month / Day / Year 11/04/2011 Time 10:00 AM ET
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
British Columbia (BC) 0 0 1 1
Manitoba (MB) 2 0 0 2

First Period
   00:38 MB 13 Danielle Krzyszczyk (7 Ashleigh Brykaliuk)
   05:56 MB 17 Karissa Kirkup 

   17:29 BC 10 Jesse Keca (Tripping)

Second Period

   06:37 MB 3 Larissa Martyniuk (Checking to the Head)
   06:37 BC 15 Natasha Panahi (Checking to the Head)
   11:47 MB 12 Alexis Woloschuk (Holding)
   15:46 BC 6 Alexa Ranahan (Interference)

Third Period
   19:14 BC 17 Stephanie Schaupmeyer (5 Jordan Krause, 13 Hannah Miller) PP

   05:44 MB 13 Danielle Krzyszczyk (Checking to the Head)
   16:12 BC 7 Kirsten Toth (Checking to the Head)
   18:53 MB 19 Haley Studler (Tripping)

British Columbia
1 Cassidy Hendricks On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
35 Rachel Dyck On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
British Columbia 4 6 5 15
Manitoba 10 11 4 25

Player of the Game
Manitoba 17 Karissa Kirkup
British Columbia 11 Jackie Lang
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