2016 National Women's Under-18 Championship

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2016 National Women's Under-18 Championship
Game #5
Prelim.
Final
November 10, 2016 10:00 am CST
Evraz Place
Regina, Sask.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
5
12
21
38
13
8
2
23

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 5
12
1 / 6
10

Game Story

ALBERTA PICKS UP FIRST WIN AT U18 NATIONALS

WENDY GRAVES

REGINA, Sask. – It probably wasn’t the prettiest goal Tyra Meropoulis (Edson, Alta./St. Albert, ABMAAA) has even been credited with, but that probably doesn’t matter to the Alberta forward.

Proving that it never hurts to just put the puck on net, Meropoulis’s shot from outside the blue line wasn’t covered long enough by the Manitoba goaltender, then put in by a defenceman at the side of the net. The goal proved to be the game-winner as Alberta defeated Manitoba 2-1 for its first win at the 2016 National Women’s Under-18 Championship.

Taylor Sawka (Cochrane, Alta./Edge School, CSSHL) also scored for Alberta, while Amanda Zeglen (Calgary, Alta./Pursuit of Excellence, CSSHL) made 37 saves in net for the win.

Ashton Bell (Deloraine, Man./Westman, MFMHL) – with an assist from Abby Krzyzaniak (Neepawa, Man./Edge School, CSSHL)– scored for Manitoba. Kerigan Dowhy (The Pas, Man./Interlake, MFMHL) took the loss in net.

After a goal-less first period, Alberta finally broke the deadlock near the midway mark of the second period. On an extended five-on-three power play Stephanie Markowski (Edmonton, Alta./St. Albert, ABMAAA) passed to Chloe Puddifant (Calgary, Alta./Edge School, CSSHL) at the goal line; Puddifant then sent a short pass out front to Sawka, who spun and scored with her backhand.

In the closing minutes of the period, Zeglen came up big twice to keep her team in front. First she flashed her glove on Bell as she broke in alone, then a few minutes later she stoned Bell again.

A great individual play from Bell allowed Manitoba to pull even 8:26 into the third. The captain did a little toe drag and cleanly beat Zeglen from the high slot.

Already on the power play, Manitoba pulled Dowhy late in third but couldn’t convert on its two-man advantage for the equalizer.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Sawka
Hooking (2:00)
02:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Morgan Wabick
Hooking (2:00)
12:56
PENALTY
Penalty: McKenzie Hewett
Cross-Checking (2:00)
16:00
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Chloe Puddifant
Body-Checking (2:00)
03:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Tatum Amy
Tripping (2:00)
06:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Ashton Bell
Body-Checking (2:00)
07:53
GOAL
Goal: Taylor Sawka (power play)

Assists: Chloe Puddifant, Stephanie Markowski
08:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Jessica Kondas
Roughing (2:00)
11:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Abby Krzyzaniak
Interference (2:00)
17:29
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Ashton Bell

Assists: Abby Krzyzaniak
08:26
GOAL
Goal: Tyra Meropoulis

10:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Ashton Bell
Cross-Checking (2:00)
13:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Stephanie Markowski
Interference (2:00)
16:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Olivia Cvar
Holding the Stick (2:00)
19:06

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Kerigan Dowhy MAN 57 23 21 2 0.913
Amanda Zeglen ALB 60 38 37 1 0.974

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 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - 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

6 - 1 W vs. AtlanticATL
Nov 12, 2016
6 - 4 W @ SaskatchewanSK
Nov 12, 2016
3 - 2 W vs. QuebecQUE
Nov 11, 2016
1 - 3 L vs. British ColumbiaBC
Nov 11, 2016
1 - 2 L @ AlbertaALB
Nov 10, 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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