2015 National Women's Under-18 Championship

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2015 National Women's Under-18 Championship
Game #18
Final (OT)
November 8, 2015 4:30 pm EST
Canada Summit Centre
Huntsville, ON

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
0
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
1
2

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
5
5
1
6
17
9
10
6
8
33

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 2
0
0 / 0
4

Game Story

AGNEW’S OT WINNER COLOURS ONTARIO RED GOLD

WENDY GRAVES

HUNTSVILLE, Ont. – And that’s why they call her the captain.

Lindsay Agnew (Oakville, Ont./Mississauga, PWHL) scored 18:10 into overtime to clinch the gold medal for Ontario Red at the 2015 National Women’s Under-18 Championship.

Daryl Watts’ (Toronto, Ont./Mississauga, PWHL) shot was saved, but the rebound was sent far side for Agnew to put into an open net.

No matter who fills the roles, the script has become very familiar. Ontario Red has now won nine of the 10 gold medals awarded in the event’s history. This year’s players admitted to feeling the pressure of living up to past teams’ results. With a roster that included 11 of the 23 players who made Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team this summer, they were once again the favourites.

They responded by going undefeated in five games, including a three-goal third period comeback two days earlier against Manitoba.

If either side was nervous for the rematch, they hid it well, as both teams skated freely out of the gate. As the period played on, Ontario Red began to assert itself and put Manitoba more on its heels.

It was rewarded at 14:40 of the first, when after goalie Stephanie Neatby (Toronto, Ont./Toronto, PWHL) turned aside a quality scoring chance, her team took play the other way, with Sarah Verbeek (Timmins, Ont./Cambride, PWHL) putting in a rebound off the rush.

Ontario Red continued to press into the second, but was held off the score sheet by the great work of Manitoba goalie Tory Micklash (East St. Paul, Man./St. Mary’s Academy, CAHS), whose quick glove work and kick saves kept the deficit to one.

Manitoba got its equalizer 7:35 into the third. Neatby’s attempt to clear the puck high off the end boards was blocked by Jaedon Cooke (Souris, Man./Westman, MFMHL). The ensuing chase for the puck left both players on the ice, with Cooke wrapping the puck around the goalie and in.

That set up the third gold medal overtime game in the event’s history. Manitoba had its shot to end it almost 13 minutes in when it spent the entire two minutes of a four-on-three power play in the offensive zone.

Manitoba played only the second penalty-free game in tournament history. Its silver medal equals its best finish ever at the National Women’s Under-18 Championship.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Verbeek

Assists: Jaime Bourbonnais, Annie Berg
14:40
2nd Period
No Scoring
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Jaedon Cooke

07:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Kristin O’Neill
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
13:59
Overtime
PENALTY
Penalty: Kristin O’Neill
Tripping minor (2:00)
12:39
GOAL
Goal: Lindsay Agnew

Assists: Daryl Watts
18:10

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Tory Micklash MB 61 32 31 1 0.969
Stephanie Neatby ON-R 61 17 16 1 0.941

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

1 - 2 L @ Ontario RedON-R
Nov 8, 2015
2 - 1 W vs. ManitobaMB
Nov 8, 2015
3 - 1 W @ Ontario BlueON-B
Nov 7, 2015
3 - 0 W vs. British ColumbiaBC
Nov 8, 2015
4 - 5 L vs. Ontario RedON-R
Nov 7, 2015
5 - 4 W @ ManitobaMB
Nov 7, 2015
Videos
Photos
TELUS: REG 6 – STR 3 (Bronze Medal)
Miller and Woods had three points apiece to lead the Pat Canadians over the Bisons for bronze.
TELUS: TOR - CHA (Gold Medal)
Bonsteel scored twice and Ewing made 35 saves, leading the Young Nationals to their first TELUS Cup title.
TELUS: TOR 3 – REG 1 (Semifinal)
Regan got the winner seven minutes into the third period to send the Young Nationals to the final.
TELUS: CHA 7 – STR 1 (Semifinal)
The Grenadiers scored the game’s final seven goals to beat the Bisons and return to the gold medal game.
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