2009-10 National Women's Under-18 Team

Canada 2 - OUA All-stars 4


TORONTO, Ont. – Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team kicked off its pre-world championship schedule on Tuesday night, falling 4-2 to a team of Ontario University Athletics all-stars in the first of two pre-tournament games at the Mastercard Centre.

Christine Bestland (Brunkild, Man./Pursuit of Excellence, Midget AAA) and Jillian Saulnier (Halifax, N.S./Toronto, PWHL) scored the goals for the Canadians, who got into penalty trouble in the second period and saw a 1-0 lead turn into a 3-1 deficit.

Canada came out firing in the first period, and was rewarded just 4:20 in when Bestland followed her shot to the net and tucked a rebound around OUA goaltender Liz Knox. But that was all the Canadians could muster in the opening 20 minutes against Knox, a former member of the National Women’s Under-22 Team.

The OUA pulled even on the power play just 1:46 into the second period, as Manon Davis buried a rebound past Canadian netminder Erica Howe (Orleans, Ont./Ottawa, PWHL), and took its first lead at 15:25 when Alison Bagg’s point shot beat a screened Carmen MacDonald (Pictou, N.S./Westminster School, U.S. Prep), who had replaced Howe just minutes earlier.

The lead became two just over two minutes later when a shot from Ellie Seedhouse banked off the skate of Brenly Jorgenson and past MacDonald to make it 3-1 on another OUA man advantage, but Saulnier reduced the deficit to one with a solo effort in the dying seconds of the middle frame.

Candice Styles, a member of last year’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, wrapped up the scoring just shy of the seven-minute mark of the third period, depositing an Andrea Ironside rebound past MacDonald.

Despite a 5-on-3 for 67 seconds in the middle of the period, Canada could get no closer than two goals.

The Canadians wrap up pre-tournament play on Wednesday night at the Mastercard Centre, taking on a team of Ontario Women’s Hockey Association all-stars at 6:30 p.m. ET, before departing for Chicago and the 2010 IIHF World Women’s Under-18 Championship on Thursday.

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Event/Événement 2010 WWU18C Location/Emplacement Toronto, Ont.
Date Tue. Mar. 23, 2010 Arena/Aréna Mastercard Centre
Time/Heure 7:00 pm ET Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Pre-competition Game #/No du match Ex 01

Box Score/Compte

Goals/Penalties - Buts/Pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts : 
04:20 CAN Christine Bestland

Penalties/Pénalités : 
10:02 OUA Candice Styles (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
19:05 OUA Kelly Setter (Tripping/Faire trébucher)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts : 
01:46 OUA Manon Davis (Kelsey Webster, Becky Conroy) PP/AN
15:25 OUA Alison Bagg
17:59 OUA Brenly Jorgenson (Ellie Seedhouse) PP/AN
19:53 CAN Jillian Saulnier

Penalties/Pénalités : 
00:35 CAN Sarah Davis (Interference/Obstruction)
01:57 OUA Elizabeth Kench (Hooking/Accrocher)
09:28 CAN Hannah Armstrong (Hooking/Accrocher)
10:42 CAN Hayleigh Cudmore (Delay of Game/Retarder le match)
12:43 CAN Sarah Davis (Interference/Obstruction)
17:41 CAN Hannah Armstrong (Roughing/Rudesse)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts : 
06:51 OUA Candice Styles (Andrea Ironside)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
09:41 OUA Courtney Unruh (Body-checking/Mise en échec corporelle)
10:34 OUA Brenly Jorgenson (High-sticking/Bâton élevé)

Goaltenders CAN Erica Howe; Carmen MacDonald (in 2nd/13:25)
Gardiennes de but OUA Liz Knox; Beth Clause (in 2nd/13:43)
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN - - - -
Tirs au but OUA - - - -
For more information:
Kalli Quinn Director, Female National Teams | Équipes nationales féminines