2016-17 National Women's Team

Red 2 - White 3

WHITE EDGES WHITE FOR INTRASQUAD SPLIT AT FALL FESTIVAL

JASON LA ROSE

CALGARY, Alta. – Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que./Montreal, CWHL) tipped in the game-winner on a late power play, giving White a 3-2 win over Red in the camp finale Sunday morning at Canada’s National Women’s Team Fall Festival.

The victory earned White a split of the two intrasquad games; Red scored a 4-2 win on Friday night.

With overtime less than four minutes away, Daoust parked herself in the slot and got her stick on an Erin Ambrose (Keswick, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) point shot, beating Red goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta./Calgary, CWHL) through the five-hole.

Jillian Saulnier (Halifax, N.S./Calgary, CWHL) and Tara Watchorn (Newcastle, Ont./Boston, CWHL) had the other goals for White, while Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont./Brampton, CWHL) added two assists.

Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Linköping HC, SWE) scored both goals for Red, which lost for the first time at camp after earning three wins in as many days.

White carried the play in a scoreless first period, outshooting Red 11-5, but Maschmeyer and White counterpart Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) were up to the task.

Wakefield needed just 39 seconds of the second period to open the scoring, taking a feed from Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) and beating Lacasse in from close.

But Saulnier ripped a shot over the shoulder of Maschmeyer to tie the game at 4:35, and Watchorn got her shot through the Red netminder on the power play just 1:42 after that to put White ahead 2-1.

Wakefield struck again just past the five-minute mark of the third period, cruising through the slot and redirecting a feed from Poulin past Lacasse to bring Red even before the Daoust winner.

The combination of Wakefield and Poulin was deadly for Red throughout camp; the two combined for 14 points in four games, with Wakefield finishing her Fall Festival with back-to-back-to-back two-goal performances.

With camp done, players will return to their club teams for the 2016-17 season, and will continue to be evaluated in advance of the 2016 4 Nations Cup, which is scheduled for Nov. 2-6 in Finland.

Game Information
Game # 7 Round Intrasquad
Arena Markin MacPhail Centre – Arena A Location Calgary, Alta.
Date Sunday, September 18, 2016 Time 9 a.m. MT

 

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
RED 0 1 1 2
WHT 0 2 1 3

 

Goals & Penalties
First Period
Goals :
None 

Penalties :
01:10 WHT Meghan Mikkelson (Slashing)
04:04 RED Brigette Lacquette (Body-checking)
Second Period
Goals :
00:39 RED Jennifer Wakefield (Katelyn Gosling, Marie-Philip Poulin) 
04:35 WHT Jillian Saulnier (Hayley Wickenheiser)
06:17 WHT Tara Watchorn (Jocelyne Larocque, Jamie Lee Rattray) PP

Penalties :
05:04 RED Amy Potomak (Hooking) 
11:51 WHT Mélodie Daoust (Holding)
Third Period
Goals :
05:14 RED Jennifer Wakefield (Marie-Philip Poulin, Brigette Lacquette)
16:26 WHT Mélodie Daoust (Erin Ambrose, Jamie Lee Rattray) PP

Penalties :
14:52 RED Marie-Philip Poulin (Interference)
19:31 WHT Tara Watchorn (Hooking)

 

Goaltenders
RED Emerance Maschmeyer
WHT Geneviève Lacasse

 

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
RED 5 9 11 25
WHT 11 10 6 27
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