2008-09 National Women's Under-18 Team

Canada White 3 - JAPAN 2 (OT)


It took 10 seconds more than they had planned, but Canada White is into the win column at the National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camp in Calgary.

Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, QC) scored just 10 seconds after the opening face-off in overtime, giving Canada White (1-1) a 3-2 win over Japan (0-1) on Tuesday night, their first win of the week-long camp.

Poulin and linemate Breann Frykas (East St. Paul, MB) provided all the offense for Canada White, while Tara Lacquette (Mallard, MB) made 20 saves, nine coming in the final 20 minutes with the Japanese pressing for the equalizer.

Wearing the captain’s ‘C’ for Canada White, Frykas led by example early on, picking a pair of goals before the game was five minutes old.

She was credited with the game’s opening goal, as an errant pass from a Japanese defender found its way past netminder Azusa Nakaoku just 1:03 after the opening face-off, and added another 3:44 later, taking a pass from Poulin and extending the Canada White lead to two.

But the Canada White offense was snake bit outside of Frykas’ early markers, failing to convert on the chances they had, and seeing many golden opportunities turned away by the 5-foot-2, 130-pound Nakaoku, who kept Japan in the game despite a 31-22 deficit in shots on goal.

Japan got on the board early in the second period, as Emi Nonaka caused a turnover at the Canada White blueline and sprung Tomomi Iwahara, who beat Lacquette on the forehand to make it 2-1.

Lacquette and Nakaoku dueled from that point on, both denying the opposition on numerous occasions as the game got down to its final minutes still at 2-1 for Canada White.

With Nakaoku on the bench in favour of an extra attacker with under a minute to go, the puck found its way to the side of the net and onto the stick of Tomoko Sakagami, who pulled Japan even with just 56.5 seconds left on the clock.

That set the stage for Poulin’s heroics, as she and Frykas combined for an early end to the extra frame, sending Canada White into their off day of Wednesday on a high note.

Japan returns to the ice at Father David Bauer Arena on Wednesday, when face Canada Red (1-0) at 7:00 p.m. MT.


Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement U18 Selection Camp Location/Emplacement Calgary, AB
Date 07/22/08 Arena/Aréna Father David Bauer
Time/Heure 7pm Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game # 02


Box Score/Compte
















First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
WHT – Breann Frykas (Jenna McParland) 1:03
WHT – Breann Frykas (Marie-Philip Poulin, Tara Tomimoto) 4:47

Penalties/Pénalités :
WHT – Cassandra Poudrier (Holding) 8:56
JPN – Yoko Kondo (Tripping) 9:44
JPN – Yae Kawashima (Tripping) 11:25
WHT – Jamie Lee Rattray (Hooking) 14:16
JPN – Emi Nonaka (Hooking) 16:21

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts :
JPN – Tomomi Iwahara (Emi Nonaka, Etsuko Wada) 1:53

Penalties/Pénalités :
JPN – Yurie Adachi (Holding) 3:09
JPN – Nachi Fujimoto (Hooking) 11:14
WHT – Marie-Philip Poulin (Charging) 11:37

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts :
JPN – Tomoko Sakagami (Yae Kawashima, Yuka Hirano) 19:03

Penalties/Pénalités :


Goals/Buts :
WHT – Marie-Philip Poulin (Breann Frykas, Rayna Cruickshank) 0:10

Penalties/Pénalités :


Goaltenders WHT Tara Lacquette
Gardiens de but JPN Azusa Nakaoku

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal WHT 6 16 8 31
Tirs au but JPN 3 9 10 22

Referee/Arbitre ---
Linesmen/Juges des lignes ---


For more information:
Kalli Quinn Director, Female National Teams | Équipes nationales féminines