CANADA RACKS UP 56 SHOTS, BLANKS CARLETON UNIVERSITY IN PRE-WORLDS ACTION
LONDON, Ont. – An early goal from Sarah Quaranta (Niagara Falls, Ont./Stoney Creek, PWHL) stood up as the game-winner as Canada National Women’s Under-18 Team overpowered the Carleton University Ravens on Thursday night, topping the Canadian Interuniversity Sport team 4-0 in the first of two pre-world championship games.
Christian Higham (Winnipeg, Man./St. Mary’s Academy, CAHS), Sarah-Eve Coutu-Godbout (Rouyn-Noranda, Que./Limoilou, CEGEP) and Jaycee Gebhard (Plenty, Sask./Notre Dame, JWHL) had the other goals for the Canadians.
Carly Jackson (Amherst, N.S./Cumberland County, NSJHL) and Kristen Campbell (Brandon, Man./Shaftesbury Academy, CAHS) shared the goaltending duties for Canada, combining for the 10-save shutout.
Canada finished with a 56-10 advantage in shots on goal.
Quaranta got the scoring started just 3:33 after the puck dropped, and Higham snapped a wrist shot past Carleton netminder Katelyn Steele off a feed from Lindsay Agnew (Oakville, Ont./Mississauga, PWHL) midway through the opening period.
The Canadians were dominant in the first 20 minutes, outshooting their CIS opponents by a one-sided 23-3 margin.
Coutu-Godbout added the third Canadian goal early in the second period, lifting a backhand over Steele’s shoulder, sending Canada to the second intermission with a 3-0 lead, although Steele was the story with 39 saves through two.
Gebhard capped the scoring with less than two minutes to go in the third period.
Gebhard led the way with a goal and an assist, while Agnew and Kaitlyn Tse (Toronto, Ont./Toronto, PWHL) added a pair of helpers apiece in the win.
Canada will face the Ravens again on Friday afternoon (3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT) in London before heading south to Buffalo, N.Y., for the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship, which begins Jan. 5.
|Game Information/Renseignements sur le match|
|Game #/no Match||01||Round/Ronde||Exhibition/Hors concours|
|Arena/Aréna||Thompson Arena||Location/Lieu||London, Ont.|
|Date||Thu. Jan. 1, 2015||Time/Heure||19:00 ET|
|Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités|
|First Period/Première période|
Goals/Buts : 03:33 CAN Sarah Quaranta (Kaitlin Tse, Sarah Potomak) 09:58 CAN Christian Higham (Jaycee Gebhard, Lindsay Agnew) Penalties/Pénalités : 00:10 CAN Alyson Matteau (Body-checking/Mise en échec corporelle)
|Second Period/Deuxième période|
|Goals/Buts : 03:55 CAN Sarah-Eve Coutu-Godbout (Kaitlin Tse) Penalties/Pénalités : 08:56 CAN Sarah Quaranta (Interference/Obstruction) 11:32 CAN Elizabeth Giguére (High-sticking/Bâton élevé) 14:26 CAR Michaela Dow (Interference/Obstruction) 20:00 CAR Michaela Dow (Slashing/Coup de bâton)|
|Third Period/Troisième période|
Goals/Buts : 18:39 CAN Jaycee Gebhard (Lindsay Agnew) Penalties/Pénalités : 00:40 CAR Charlene Duffett (Roughing/Rudesse) 16:09 CAR Maresa Benacquista (Delay of Game/Retarder le match) 19:03 CAN Madison Field (High-sticking/Bâton élevé)
|Goaltenders / Gardiennes de but|
|CAN||Carly Jackson; Kristen Campbell (2nd/11:07)|
|Shots on Goal/Tirs au but||1||2||3||Total|