2017-18 National Women's Team

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2017-18 NWT Icebreaker Tournament
Game #8
Final
September 24, 2017 5:00 pm MST
Markin MacPhail Centre - WinSport Arena
Calgary, Alta.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
7
7
4
18
6
11
9
26

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
6
0 / 3
8

Game Story

CANADA BLANKED BY NORTHSTARS IN ICEBREAKER FINALE

JASON LA ROSE

CALGARY, Alta. – Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) finished with 22 saves, but Canada’s National Women’s Team couldn’t find any offence in a 4-0 loss to the Calgary Northstars to close out the Icebreaker Tournament on Sunday night.

The Canadians dropped both games to the Northstars in the start-of-season tournament, including a 4-2 setback in the opener on Thursday night. Canada finished the weekend event with a 2-2 record.

The Northstars wasted no time opening the scoring; Brayden Tracey – a first-round WHL pick of the Moose Jaw Warriors who attended Canada’s national under-17 development camp this summer – went five-hole on Lacasse on the breakaway for a 1-0 lead just 48 seconds in.

Lacasse got a little help from her friends in the opening frame; the Northstars hit three posts in the period, including two less than 15 seconds apart, keeping it a one-goal game after 20 minutes.

Tracey doubled the advantage for the Midget side late in the second period on another terrific effort, speeding away from the Canadian defence before going bar-down with a backhand for a shorthanded goal and a 2-0 lead.

Canada tried to get back into the game into the third but couldn’t find the target; it managed just four shots on goal in the period despite numerous chances. Calgary finished with a 26-18 advantage in shots.

Zach Yewchuk and Ryan Wallz scored for the Northstars less than three minutes apart midway through the final frame to put the game fully out of reach and help the AMHL team cap a perfect tournament.

The Canadians are back in action Thursday (1 p.m. MT) when they make the short trip west to take on the Edge School, before facing the Airdrie Bisons on Oct. 3 in the opener of its Where the Journey Begins schedule.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Brayden Tracey

Assists: Spencer Weinkauf
00:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Scott Thompson
Interference (2:00)
15:00
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Zac Yewchuk
Interference (2:00)
01:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Jocelyne Larocque
Hooking (2:00)
09:09
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Jackson Little

12:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Marie-Philip Poulin
Hooking (2:00)
13:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Brendan Adams
Closing Hand on Puck (2:00)
15:49
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Brayden Tracey

Assists: Lucas Jones, Cam MacAdam
17:19
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Meghan Agosta
Slashing (2:00)
04:37
GOAL
Goal: Zac Yewchuk

Assists: Brendan Adams, Cam MacAdam
07:21
GOAL
Goal: Ryan Wallz

Assists: Nicholas Porterfield, Kiano Robinson
10:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan Wallz
Tripping (2:00)
18:19
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Geneviève Lacasse

19:37

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Geneviève Lacasse CAN 58 26 22 4 0.846
Sam Smith NOR 32 10 10 0 1.000
Jackson Little NOR 27 8 8 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 4 - SVS - 22 - SV% - 0.846
GA 0 - SVS - 10 - SV% - 1.000
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2

Previous Games

0 - 4 L @ Calgary NorthstarsNOR
Sep 24, 2017
4 - 0 W vs. CanadaCAN
Sep 24, 2017
3 - 1 W @ Calgary RoyalsROY
Sep 23, 2017
6 - 3 W @ Calgary FlamesFLA
Sep 23, 2017
4 - 1 W @ Calgary FlamesFLA
Sep 22, 2017
2 - 1 W vs. Calgary RoyalsROY
Sep 22, 2017
Videos
Photos
2017-18 NWT: CAN 2 – USA 0 (Exhibition)
Geneviève Lacasse turned aside 32 shots to earn her first career shutout against the U.S.
2017 4NC: CAN 1 – USA 5 (Gold medal game)
Meghan Agosta cut the lead in half, but USA overcame Canada 5-1.
2017 4NC: CAN 4 – FIN 0 (Preliminary)
Marie-Philip Poulin scored once and added an assist, and Canada booked its spot in the final.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 4 – BUF 3 (Exhibition)
Meghan Agosta had two of the four goals in 6:38, and Canada battled back to beat the Buffaloes.
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