2016-17 National Women's Under-18 Team

2017 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship
Game #9
Prelim.
Final (OT)
January 10, 2017 9:30 am EST
PSG Arena
Zlin, CZE

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
8
12
7
3
30
8
8
7
0
23

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 4
8
0 / 4
8

Game Story

BELL NETS OT WINNER TO SEND CANADA OVER U.S. AT WORLDS

JASON LA ROSE

ZLIN, Czech Republic – Ashton Bell (Deloraine, Man./Westman, MFMHL) was the overtime hero, scoring 1:57 into the extra period to give Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team a 1-0 win over the United States to conclude preliminary-round play Tuesday at the 2017 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship.

The victory gives Canada top spot in Group A; it’s the first time the Canadians have beaten their rivals at the world championship since the 2014 gold medal game, a span of five games.

Bell did it all on the game-winner, back-checking to strip the puck from an American in the neutral zone before turning up-ice, cutting onto the left wing and picking the top corner on goaltender Alex Gulstene.

The game was a battle of the goaltenders, with Gulstene and Canadian counterpart Danika Ranger (Uxbridge, Ont./Durham West, PWHL) combining to stop 52 of the 53 shots directed their way.

Both teams had their chances in the first period, with the Americans getting three power-play chances, and the Canadians enjoying a pair of man advantages, but neither team could find the back of the net.

The best chance for Canada came just over six minutes in when Gabrielle David (Drummondville, Que./Limoilou, CEGEP) raced away on a shorthanded breakaway, only to be turned away by the left pad of Gulstene.

The Canadians held a 12-8 advantage in shots on goal in the second period before the teams were even 7-7 in an end-to-end third, leading to the three-on-three overtime and Bell’s game-winner.

Canada will wait for the results of the quarter-finals on Thursday to find out who they will face when the puck drops on the semifinals on Friday (10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT).






Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Clair DeGeorge
Slashing (2:00)
01:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Shelby Wood
Interference (2:00)
04:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Wente
Slashing (2:00)
12:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Meaghan Hector
Body-Checking (2:00)
14:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Sarah Fillier
Delay of Game (2:00)
17:56
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Sarah Fillier
Interference (2:00)
01:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Allyson Simpson
Hooking (2:00)
11:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Natalie Buchbinder
Slashing (2:00)
17:55
3rd Period
No Scoring
Overtime
GOAL
Goal: Ashton Bell

01:57

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Danika Ranger CAN 61 23 23 0 1.000
Alex Gulstene USA 61 30 29 1 0.967

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SV - 23 - SAV% - 1.000
GA 1 - SV - 29 - SAV% - 0.967

Previous Games

1 - 3 L @ United StatesUSA
Jan 14, 2017
3 - 1 W v CanadaCAN
Jan 14, 2017
6 - 2 W v SwedenSWE
Jan 13, 2017
6 - 0 W v RussiaRUS
Jan 13, 2017
1 - 0 W @ United StatesUSA
Jan 10, 2017
0 - 1 L v CanadaCAN
Jan 10, 2017
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