BACH SCORES OVERTIME WINNER, WHITE BEATS SWEDEN
CALGARY, Alta. – Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont./ Boston University, HE) wired a shot over the glove of Maria Omberg just 42 seconds into overtime Tuesday to nudge White past Sweden 4-3 at Canada’s National Women’s Development Team selection camp.
It’s the first win of camp for White, which dropped a 4-3 decision to Red on Monday night.
White looked to have a regulation win before the Swedes were awarded a penalty shot with zeroes on the clock in the third period after a Canadian defender closed her hand on the puck in the crease.
Hanna Olsson made no mistake, snapping a quick shot past White goaltender Julia Vandyk (Cambridge, Ont./Colgate University, ECAC) to force the extra period.
White opened the scoring just over a minute in when Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) jumped on the rebound of a Kristyn Capizzano (Oakville, Ont./Boston College, HE) shot and beat Omberg.
That would be it for goals in an offensively-tentative first period that included only 10 shots on goal.
But it took just 12 seconds of the second for White to double its advantage; a strong forecheck behind the Swedish net caused a turnover, and the puck squirted in front and onto the stick of Ryleigh Houston (Winnipeg, Man/University of North Dakota, WCHA) who had a yawning cage to extend the lead to 2-0.
The Swedish comeback started early in the third period when Anna Borgqvist one-timed a shot past Vandyk from a sharp angle at 2:10, and Lisa Johansson roofed a shorthanded breakaway past the Canadian goaltender at 11:31 to tie the game.
But White would retake the lead just eight seconds after the Johansson goal; right off the ensuing face-off the puck made its way to Rebecca Leslie (Ottawa, Ont./Boston University, HE), who charged in off the right wing and snapped a shot past Omberg.
That set up the penalty shot goal by Olsson and the eventual game-winner by Bach, capping an eventful final 21 minutes that included four goals, 19 shots and five power plays.
After a day away from the rink Wednesday, both teams will see action again Thursday; White will meet the CIS all-stars (7:30 p.m. MT), right after Sweden faces Red (4 p.m. MT).
|Arena||Markin MacPhail Centre – Arena A||Location||Calgary, Alta.|
|Date||Tuesday, August 9, 2016||Time||4 p.m. MT|
|Goals & Penalties|
01:16 WHT Emily Clark (Kristyn Capizzano, Ève-Audrey Picard)
13:27 SWE Isabell Palm (Tripping)
15:48 SWE Isabell Palm (Body-checking)
00:12 WHT Ryleigh Houston (Rhyen McGill, Alexandra Labelle)
07:14 SWE Michelle Löwenhielm (Hooking)
15:27 SWE Bench (Too Many Players)
19:48 SWE Anna Borgqvist (High-sticking)
02:10 SWE Anna Borgqvist (Johanna Olofsson)
11:31 SWE Lisa Johansson SH
11:39 WHT Rebecca Leslie (Karly Heffernan, Victoria Bach) PP
20:00 SWE Hanna Olsson PS
04:25 WHT Emily Clark (Slashing)
10:00 SWE Johanna Olofsson (Interference)
12:54 SWE Fanny Rask (Body-checking)
16:53 SWE Michelle Löwenhielm (Body-checking)
17:47 WHT Emily Clark (Body-checking)
00:42 WHT Victoria Bach (Rebecca Leslie)
|WHT||Shea Tiley; Julia Vandyk (2nd/10:22)|
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||OT||Total|