2019 National Women's Under-18 Championship

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2019 National Women's Under-18 Championship
Game #11
Preliminary
Final
November 7, 2019 5:00 pm CST
Winkler Arena
Winkler, Man.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
1
1
2
2
1
1
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
7
6
10
23
4
10
11
25

Statistics

PP
PIM
2 / 6
4
0 / 2
12

Game Story

ONTARIO RED BEATS SASKATCHEWAN FOR PERFECT PRELIMS

QUINTON AMUNDSON

WINKLER, Man. - Kendall Cooper (Burlington, Ont.) registered a goal and an assist and Olivia Wallin (Oakville, Ont.) scored the game-winner late in the second period to power Ontario Red to a 4-2 win over Saskatchewan on Thursday at the 2019 National Women’s Under-18 Championship.

Nicole Gosling (London, Ont.) and Lindsay Bochna (Toronto, Ont.) also scored for the four-time defending champions, who sealed first place in Group A with a perfect 3-0 record and clinched a spot in the semifinals. Ontario Red will contend against the second-ranked team in Group B. The identity of that team will be revealed after Thursday’s schedule is complete.

Kayle Osborne (Rideau Lakes, Ont.) turned aside 21 of 23 shots to pick up the win.

Ashley Messier (Wilcox, Sask.) notched a goal and an assist and Chace Sperling (Theodore, Sask.) lit the lamp for Saskatchewan, which also nabbed a spot in the final four despite the loss. The prairie province will duel with Ontario Blue, the top team in Group B, in Morden on Friday (1 p.m. CT).

Chantal Weller (Saskatoon, Sask.) made 21 saves in defeat.

Sturdy defensive coverage from both teams led to solid offensive chances being a rarity in the first period; both sides could only muster only a combined five shots on goal by the 10-minute mark.

Ontario Red eventually broke through with goals 89 seconds apart late in the frame. Gosling drew first blood with 2:51 to play, rifling in a one-touch shot after receiving a crisp cross-ice pass from Maddi Wheeler (Erinsville, Ont.) on a fast break.

The ice-breaker put wind in the sails of Ontario Red’s offence. The unit manufactured multiple opportunities on the rush in the last two minutes of the frame, including an obstructed breakaway attempt that gave Bochna a penalty shot. Bochna made no mistake, showing the poise of an expert sniper as she rifled the puck under Weller’s arm.

Saskatchewan found life early in the second period on a 5-on-3 opportunity as Messier completed a pretty back-and-forth passing play with Baylee Kirwan (Gull Lake, Sask.) by slapping the puck into the net from the slot at the 3:44 mark.

Ontario Red responded with some of its strongest puck possession work of the match, which led to it reclaiming its two-goal spread as the constant pressure led to Wallin’s game-breaking wraparound goal late in the second period.

Saskatchewan set up a white-knuckle finish for Ontario Red with under seven minutes to play in the third as Sperling scored her team’s second power-play goal with a high tip of Messier’s point shot.

However, they could not draw closer as Cooper produced the empty-net goal with 24 seconds left on the clock.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Lauren Focht
Hooking (2:00)
08:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Tatum White
Hooking (2:00)
13:38
GOAL
Goal: Nicole Gosling

Assists: Maddi Wheeler
17:09
GOAL
Goal: Lindsay Bochna

18:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Brooklyn Anderson
Roughing (2:00)
19:41
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Sarah Campbell
Tripping (2:00)
02:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Tamara Giaquinto
Roughing (2:00)
02:50
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Ashley Messier

Assists: Baylee Kirwan
03:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Maddi Wheeler
Tripping (2:00)
08:57
GOAL
Goal: Olivia Wallin

Assists: Kendall Cooper
18:46
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Brianna Legros
Interference (2:00)
05:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Lum
Body-Checking (2:00)
12:51
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Chace Sperling

Assists: Ashley Messier
13:10
GOAL (EMPTY NET)
Goal: Kendall Cooper

19:36

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Chantel Weller SK 60 24 21 3 0.875
Kayle Osborne ON-R 60 23 21 2 0.913

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

1 - 3 L @ Ontario RedON-R
Nov 9, 2019
3 - 1 W vs. SaskatchewanSK
Nov 9, 2019
3 - 1 W @ Ontario BlueON-B
Nov 8, 2019
4 - 2 W vs. QuebecQUE
Nov 8, 2019
2 - 4 L @ Ontario RedON-R
Nov 7, 2019
4 - 2 W vs. SaskatchewanSK
Nov 7, 2019
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2019 NWU18C: QUE 2 OT – ON-B 1 (Bronze)
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2019 WU17: CANR 6 – SWE 2 (5th Place)
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2019 WU17: CZE 3 – CANW 2 OT (Bronze)
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