2011-12 National Women's Under-22 Team

Game Summary
Yellow 2 - Blue 3 (OT)

Rockland, Ont. – Laura Fortino (Hamilton, Ont.) accepted the puck from teammate Isabel Ménard (Ottawa, Ont.), skated down the ice with ease and shot high into the back of the net – all within 30 seconds of OT – to help Blue to a 3-2 win Tuesday at the Canadian International Hockey Academy.

The second win for her team at Canada's National Women's Under-22/Development Team training camp means that Blue also comes out on top in the three-game intersquad series, which saw Yellow beat Blue 3-2 in a shootout and Blue pummel Yellow 5-2 in the first two matchups.

Perhaps the outcome of the third and final game was foreshadowed in the first period, when Ménard opened the scoring with a minute and a half into the game, off a Kelly Babstock (Port Credit, Ont.) assist.

Yellow worked hard to keep the score close, with Christine Bestland (Brunkild, Man.) evening it up at 14:23 in the period to make it 1-1 at intermission, and continued to fight for the puck in the second. After several nice plays and shots from Yellow, Shelby Bram (Ste. Anne, Man.) helped her team earn the 2-1 edge on a goal just four minutes into the period.

Yellow was able to hold Blue at bay until the buzzer sounded on the second, but Blue came out of the dressing room in the third with a fire lit under their skates, pushing Yellow to the brink in every little battle on the ice. Yellow pulled out all the stops to maintain the lead, but a penalty late in the game left the team short a player, and Blue wasn't about to let that opportunity go to waste.

With just a minute left on the clock in regulation time, Fortino fed Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que.), who sent the puck flying past the Yellow goal line and sent it into overtime. Fortino followed up on Daoust's goal with one of her own in the fourth frame, sealing the win – and the intersquad series for Blue.

Following the camp, Hockey Canada scouts, along with the team's coaching staff, will continue to evaluate players with their club teams during the 2011-12 season, in preparation for selecting the Canadian team that will compete at the 2012 MLP Cup next January in Füssen, Germany. Canada has won this international tournament eight times in nine years, losing just two games.


Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Event/Événement Selection Camp Location/Emplacement Rockland, Ont.
Date Tues. Aug. 16, 2011 Arena/Aréna CDN Int'l Hockey Academy 2
Time/Heure 10:00 am ET Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Intersquad Game #/No du match 03


Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 OT Final
YEL 1 1 0 0 2
BLU 1 0 1 1 3


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

Goals/Buts : 
01:35 BLU Isabel Ménard (Kelly Babstock)

14:23 YEL Christine Bestland (Nicole Kosta, Hannah Armstrong)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
08:29 BLU Tara Watchorn (Hooking/Accrocher)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts : 
15:57 YEL Shelby Bram (Marie-Philip Poulin, Jillian Saulnier)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
01:45 BLU Kelly Babstock (Interference/Obstruction)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts : 
18:59 BLU Mélodie Daoust (Cassandra Poudrier, Laura Fortino)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
01:38 YEL Kristine Grenier (Hooking/Accrocher)

18:30 YEL Sasha Nanji (Tripping/Faire trébucher)

Goals/Buts : 
00:30 Laura Fortino (Isabel Ménard, Carolyne Prévost) PP/AN
Penalties/Pénalités : 


Goaltenders YEL Jaimie Leonoff
Gardiennes de but BLU Roxanne Douville
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal YEL - - - -
Tirs au but BLU - - - -
Referee/Arbitre ---
Linesmen/Juges des lignes ---