2016 National Women's Under-18 Championship

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2016 National Women's Under-18 Championship
Game #9
Prelim.
Final
November 11, 2016 10:00 am CST
Evraz Place
Regina, Sask.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
17
10
38
16
12
14
42

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 7
18
1 / 9
14

Game Story

B.C. BEATS ALBERTA TO ADVANCE TO SEMIFINALS

WENDY GRAVES

REGINA, Sask. – It was simple: win and advance to the semifinals of the 2016 National Women’s Under-18 Championship.

Thanks to goals from Maegan Beres (Lions Bay, B.C./North American Hockey Academy, JWHL), Courtney Vorster (Richmond, B.C./Shattuck-St. Mary’s, USHS) and Olivia Knowles (Campbell River, B.C./Okanagan Hockey Academy, CSSHL) – and 41 saves by Kate Stuart (Chilliwack, B.C./Pursuit of Excellence, CSSHL) – British Columbia scored a 3-1 victory over Alberta to remain in medal contention.

British Columbia advanced to the semifinals for the second straight year; it marks the first time the team will make back-to-back appearances in the medal round.

It was a game defined by special teams. After 40 minutes the teams had already been whistled for a combined 22 penalty minutes. The two sides finished with 32 penalty minutes in total.

B.C. jumped out to an early lead in the first period with a power play goal. What seemed like a harmless dump-in behind the Alberta net turned into an adventure when goaltender Amanda Zeglen (Calgary, Alta./Pursuit of Excellence, CSSHL) tripped while trying to play the puck. Amongst a mass of bodies in front of the net, Beres scored.

Another Alberta penalty resulted in a second power play goal for B.C. With the puck down low, Vorster poached in unnoticed from the blue-line and scored from the low slot off a pass from Miranda Gaudet (West Kelowna, B.C./Okanagan Hockey Academy, CSSHL).

Less than four minutes later, though, Alberta had a reply. On the power play, Ireland Perrott (Sturgeon County, Alta./Pursuit of Excellence, CSSHL) – set up in the crease – redirected a pass from Rachel Weiss (Calgary, Alta./Rocky Mountain, ABMAAA).

B.C. got some insurance 7:39 into the third period, scoring for the first time at even strength. After an icing call resulted in a face-off in the Alberta zone, B.C. was able to create traffic – and some chaos – down low. The puck found its way back to the face-off dot, where Knowles shot it in over the sprawled bodies in front.

B.C. now leads the all-time head-to-head matchup 5-1.

The loss means Alberta will play in the fifth-place game on Saturday.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Stephanie Markowski
Interference (2:00)
02:32
GOAL
Goal: Maegan Beres (power play)

Assists: Olivia Knowles, Mikayla Capelle
03:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Olivia Knowles
Tripping (2:00)
05:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Ireland Perrott
Hit to the Head (2:00)
09:09
GOAL
Goal: Courtney Vorster (power play)

Assists: Miranda Gaudet, Olivia Knowles
09:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Amy Potomak
Holding (2:00)
12:03
GOAL
Goal: Ireland Perrott (power play)

Assists: Rachel Weiss
13:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Shay-lee McConnell
Body-Checking (2:00)
15:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Jessica Kondas
Tripping (2:00)
18:18
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Maryna MacDonald
Interference (2:00)
02:53
PENALTY
Penalty: McKenzie Hewett
Tripping (2:00)
02:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Stephanie Markowski
Slashing (2:00)
03:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Shay-lee McConnell
Body-Checking (2:00)
12:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Katie Duncan
Body-Checking (2:00)
15:47
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ashley McCabe
Body-Checking (2:00)
02:26
GOAL
Goal: Olivia Knowles

Assists: Miranda Gaudet, Mikayla Capelle
07:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Dara Greig
Tripping (2:00)
10:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Maegan Beres
Hooking (2:00)
13:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Mikayla Capelle
Body-Checking (2:00)
19:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Shay-lee McConnell
Holding (2:00)
19:55

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Kate Stuart BC 60 42 41 1 0.976
Amanda Zeglen ALB 60 38 35 3 0.921

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2

Previous Games

5 - 3 W vs. Ontario BlueON-B
Nov 13, 2016
6 - 4 W @ SaskatchewanSK
Nov 12, 2016
1 - 9 L @ Ontario RedON-R
Nov 12, 2016
1 - 3 L vs. British ColumbiaBC
Nov 11, 2016
3 - 1 W @ AlbertaALB
Nov 11, 2016
2 - 1 W vs. ManitobaMAN
Nov 10, 2016
Videos
Photos
2016 WJAC: USA 4 – CAN-E 0 (Gold Medal)
Primeau made 14 saves, backstopping the Americans to a gold medal.
2016 WJAC - WJAC: CAN-W 5 – SUI 3 (5th Place)
Kawaguchi had a goal and three assists to help West to fifth place.
2016 WJAC - RUS 6 – CZE 3 (Bronze Medal)
Svechnikov scored a hat trick to lead Russia to its fourth bronze.
2016 WJAC: USA 4 – RUS 2 (Semifinal)
The U.S. scored three PP goals to advance to the gold medal game.
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