2016-17 National Women's Team

White 5 - AAA Flames 4



CALGARY, Alta. – Sarah Potomak (Aldergrove, B.C./University of Minnesota, WCHA) converted on a power play with 7:06 to go, giving White a 5-4 victory over the Calgary AAA Flames on Saturday afternoon at Canada’s National Women’s Team Fall Festival.

White earned wins in both its games against Alberta Midget Hockey League competition at camp; it topped the Calgary AAA Royals 5-2 in its opening game Thursday night.

Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) was the offensive star, scoring a second-period hat trick to put White up 4-2 after 40 minutes before the Flames briefly pulled even in the third.

Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont./Brampton, CWHL) contributed a goal and two assists, while Hayley Wickenheiser (Shaunavon, Sask./Calgary, CHWL) and Erin Ambrose (Keswick, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) had one of each.

The Flames struck first just past the six-minute mark when Eric Martin buried a rebound after Jacob Suto circled the net and let go a shot on White goaltender Genevieve Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Calgary, CWHL).

The Canadian women tied it at 14:18 when a shot from Rattray redirected off a skate and through Calgary netminder Brett Balas to send the game to the intermission tied 1-1.

Johnston netted her first goal just 1:43 into the second period, stopping at the hashmarks and ripping a shot over the shoulder of Balas, but Neil Kingston got his own rebound and beat Lacasse to tie the game at 7:13.

Johnston restored the White lead at 13:20, when a shot redirected off the forward and past Balas, and she completed her hat trick less than five minutes later, jumping on a rebound at the side of the net for a power-play goal and a 4-2 White advantage after two periods.

But the Flames battled back in the third, with Marin scoring his second just 72 seconds into the final frame, and Benjamin Sanderson tying the game just past the midway mark.

A too-many-players-on-the-ice penalty only 43 seconds after the Sanderson goal doomed the Flames, and Potomak made good with the man advantage to give White the win.

White finished with a narrow 30-29 advantage in shots on goal.

It finishes the camp Sunday morning, facing off against Red at 9 a.m. MT in the second intrasquad game, while the Flames meet the Calgary AAA Royals at 12:15 p.m. MT to finish the Fall Festival schedule.

Game Information
Game # 5 Round Exhibition
Arena Markin MacPhail Centre – Arena A Location Calgary, Alta.
Date Saturday, September 17, 2016 Time 12:30 p.m. MT


Box Score 1 2 3 Total
WHT 1 3 1 5
FLA 1 1 2 4


Goals & Penalties
First Period
Goals :
06:02 FLA Eric Martin (Kyle Ford, Jacob Suto)
14:18 WHT Jamie Lee Rattray (Hayley Wickenheiser)

Penalties :
01:15 WHT Emily Clark (Body-checking)
06:35 FLA Carson Kurylo (Slashing)
10:14 FLA Jordan Marks (Body-checking)
Second Period
Goals :
01:42 WHT Rebecca Johnston 
07:13 FLA Neil Kingston (Evan Patrician) 
13:20 WHT Rebecca Johnston (Erin Ambrose, Jamie Lee Rattray)
18:05 WHT Rebecca Johnston (Hayley Wickenheiser, Jamie Lee Rattray) PP

Penalties :
16:52 FLA Evan Patrician (Body-checking)
Third Period
Goals :
01:12 FLA Eric Martin
11:07 FLA Benjamin Sanderson (Jacob Suto, Eric Martin)
12:54 WHT Sarah Potomak (Victoria Bach, Erin Ambrose) PP

Penalties :
04:13 FLA Jordan Marks (Body-checking)
11:50 FLA Bench (Too Many Players)
14:38 WHT Blayre Turnbull (Slashing)
18:13 FLA Brett Benson (Hooking)


WHT Geneviève Lacasse; Ann-Renée Desbiens (2nd/09:05)
FLA Brett Balas


Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
WHT 7 10 13 30
FLA 5 15 9 29
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