BIG FIRST PERIOD HELPS WHITE PAST ROYALS AT FALL FESTIVAL
CALGARY, Alta. – Sarah Potomak (Aldergove, B.C./University of Minnesota, WCHA) had a goal and two assists, Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont./Brampton, CWHL) added three helpers, and White topped the Calgary AAA Royals 5-2 on Thursday night at Canada’s National Women’s Team Fall Festival.
The Canadian women scored three times in the first 18 minutes to take a commanding lead.
Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask./University of Wisconsin WCHA) needed just 39 seconds to five White a very early lead, finishing off a bang-bang passing play with Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont./Boston University, HE).
Bach added a goal of her own, bouncing in a shot after a three-on-one break, and Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) added a third goal just 27 seconds after that to send White to the dressing room with a big lead after 20 minutes.
Although White outshot the Royals 12-8 in the first period, the Midget team would hold an 11-8 advantage in each of the second and third frames, for a 30-28 edge overall.
Potomak had the lone goal of the second period just past the midway mark, gathering in a pass from Rattray and roofing a shot past Royals goaltender Calum Humble for a 4-0 lead.
Calgary finally found the back of the net early in the third period when Jackson Zlotty beat Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Calgary, CWHL), and Jake McGhee added a second goal on the power play at 5:08 to make it a 4-2 game.
But efficient passing on the power play ended with a Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) goal off the post and past Humble at 9:17 of the third to put the game out of reach.
Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) got the start in the White goal and pitched a shutout in her 30 minutes of work before giving way to Lacasse.
White goes for a second victory when it takes on Red on Friday night (8:30 p.m. MT) in a battle of opening-day winners, while the Royals meet their cross-city rivals, the Calgary AAA Flames, at 5:30 p.m. MT.
|Arena||Markin MacPhail Centre – Arena A||Location||Calgary, Alta.|
|Date||Thursday, September 15, 2016||Time||8:15 p.m. MT|
|Goals & Penalties|
00:39 WHT Emily Clark (Victoria Bach, Jamie Lee Rattray)
16:48 WHT Victoria Bach (Emily Clark, Sarah Nurse)
17:15 WHT Rebecca Johnston (Sarah Potomak, Jamie Lee Rattray)
04:49 WHT Mélodie Daoust (Tripping)
10:20 WHT Sarah Potomak (Jamie Lee Rattray, Rebecca Johnston)
14:24 ROY Alex Heal (Cross-checking)
19:58 WHT Erin Ambrose (Delay of Game)
01:28 ROY Jackson Zlotty (Justin Giacomin)
05:08 ROY Jake McGhee PP
09:17 WHT Sarah Nurse (Sarah Potomak) PP
04:14 WHT Laura Stacey (Tripping)
07:52 ROY Jake McGhee (Hooking)
14:37 ROY Harrison Kryczka (Roughing)
17:22 WHT Kelly Terry (Slashing)
|WHT||Ann-Renée Desbiens; Geneviève Lacasse (2nd, 10:32)|
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|