2016 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship

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2016 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship
Game #22
Final (OT)
January 15, 2016 7:30 pm EST
Meridian Centre
St. Catharines, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
7
12
8
2
29
8
9
6
0
23

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
2
0 / 1
8

Game Story

CANADA TAKES SILVER AT U18 WOMEN’S WORLDS

WENDY GRAVES

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – Jaime Bourbonnais (Mississauga, Ont./Oakville, PWHL) and Daryl Watts (Toronto, Ont./Mississauga, PWHL) scored and Stephanie Neatby (Toronto, Ont./Toronto, PWHL) made 26 saves, but Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team fell 3-2 in overtime to the United States in the gold medal game at the 2016 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship.

Natalie Snodgrass scored off a deflection at the side of the net to end things only 1:47 into extra time.

It was the fifth time in nine gold medal games– all played between Canada and the United States – that the winner was decided in overtime. Canada’s record is 2-3, and 4-5 overall in gold medal games.

This one was witnessed by 5,516 fans, both a new single-game attendance mark for the event and the Meridian Centre. In total, 34,523 spectators took in a game in person, nearly doubling the previous attendance mark set in the Czech Republic in 2012.

Penalties were Canada’s undoing four days earlier against the Americans, a 4-1 setback in the preliminary round. The penalty kill was tested early in the rematch, only 5:44 in, and allowed only one shot over the two minutes. (Canada would successfully kill off all four American power play opportunities in the game.)

Bourbonnais put Canada on the board first with 2:05 remaining in the first. A teammate’s initial shot was blocked, but the defenceman followed the play to the net and put the puck in from the doorstep.

Six minutes into the second Watts made it 2-0. After an American defender cleared the puck off her own player, sending it back toward the net, Watts pounced on the gift, rifling a shot high into the back of the net.

But with five minutes left in the middle period, the U.S. got one back when Alex Woken got a step on two defenders and beat Neatby low from the bottom of the face-off circle.

The equalizer came eight minutes into the third. Neatby made the initial save on Snodgrass at the side of the net, but the American followed the play behind the net, her wraparound seemingly deflected in.

Lindsay Agnew (Oakville, Ont./Mississauga, PWHL), Kristin O’Neill (Oakville, Ont./Stoney Creek, PWHL) and Bourbonnais were named Canada’s top three players of the tournament. Ashton Bell (Deloraine, Man./Westman, MFMHL) was named to the media’s all-star team.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Codie Cross
Tripping minor (2:00)
05:44
GOAL
Goal: Jaime Bourbonnais

17:55
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jalyn Elmes
Tripping minor (2:00)
02:04
GOAL
Goal: Daryl Watts

05:58
GOAL
Goal: Alex Woken

15:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Julia Edgar
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
18:19
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Cayla Barnes
Roughing minor (2:00)
04:56
GOAL
Goal: Natalie Snodgrass

08:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Kristin O’Neill
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
16:31
Overtime
GOAL
Goal: Natalie Snodgrass

Assists: Cayla Barnes, Madeline Wethington
01:47

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Alex Gulstene USA 78 23 21 2 0.913
Stephanie Neatby CAN 78 29 26 3 0.897

Game Leaders

Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

3 - 2 W @ CanadaCAN
Jan 15, 2016
2 - 3 L vs. United StatesUSA
Jan 15, 2016
4 - 0 W @ SwedenSWE
Jan 14, 2016
4 - 0 W @ RussiaRUS
Jan 14, 2016
4 - 1 W @ CanadaCAN
Jan 11, 2016
1 - 4 L vs. United StatesUSA
Jan 11, 2016
Videos
Photos
TELUS: REG 6 – STR 3 (Bronze Medal)
Miller and Woods had three points apiece to lead the Pat Canadians over the Bisons for bronze.
TELUS: TOR - CHA (Gold Medal)
Bonsteel scored twice and Ewing made 35 saves, leading the Young Nationals to their first TELUS Cup title.
TELUS: TOR 3 – REG 1 (Semifinal)
Regan got the winner seven minutes into the third period to send the Young Nationals to the final.
TELUS: CHA 7 – STR 1 (Semifinal)
The Grenadiers scored the game’s final seven goals to beat the Bisons and return to the gold medal game.
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