2017-18 National Women's Team

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2017-18 NWT Esso Series
Game #17
Exhibition
Final
October 31, 2017 7:00 pm MDT
Markin MacPhail Centre - WinSport Arena
Calgary, Alta.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
4
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
5
11
6
22
12
13
8
33

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 5
8
0 / 4
10

Game Story

COMEBACK KIDS PULL OFF CANADIAN WIN

JEMMA YOUNG

CALGARY, Alta. – Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.) found the back of the net twice as Canada’s National Women’s Team found its rhythm in the third period, scoring four unanswered goals to overcome the Calgary Buffaloes 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) and Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Linköping HC, SWE) also had goals in the decisive third period, while Brianne Jenner added three assists.

Despite evenly matched end-to-end action in the first period, Canada struggled to find its offensive footing, registering only five shots on goal in the first 20 minutes.

The Buffaloes directed 12 at Canadian netminder Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) and took a 1-0 lead on a goal from Ryan Shostak at 12:21.

Canada upped its offence in the middle stanza, firing 11 shots at Garin Bjorklund, but continued to struggle to find the back of the net. The Buffaloes had no such trouble, getting unassisted markers from Sam Anderson and Michael Makarenko for a 3-0 advantage through 40 minutes.

Poulin potted a power-play goal at 3:47 of the third period, sparking the Canadian offence.

Agosta roofed a backhand less than two minutes later to make it a one-goal game, and Wakefield finished a feed from Renata Fast (Burlington, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) just 39 seconds after that to bring the Canadians even.

The veteran line of Agosta, Jenner and Haley Irwin (Thunder Bay, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) combined on the game-winner at 10:25 and Desbiens did the rest, finishing with 30 saves to record the victory.

Canada is right back to Esso Series action on Thursday night (7 p.m. MT), welcoming the Lethbridge Hurricanes to the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Justin Ross
Tripping (2:00)
02:03
GOAL
Goal: Ryan Shostak

Assists: Justin Ross, Drae Gardiner
07:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Renata Fast
Interference (2:00)
16:24
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jocelyne Larocque
Tripping (2:00)
06:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Sam Anderson
Tripping (2:00)
06:11
GOAL
Goal: Joshua Lester

Assists: Matthew Sanders
08:00
GOAL
Goal: Matthew Sanders

Assists: Michael Makarenko
14:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael Makarenko
Hooking (2:00)
15:58
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jocelyne Larocque
Hooking (2:00)
01:10
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Ozzy Wiesblatt)
Too Many Players (2:00)
02:09
GOAL
Goal: Marie-Philip Poulin (power play)

Assists: Brianne Jenner
03:47
GOAL
Goal: Meghan Agosta

Assists: Brianne Jenner
05:36
GOAL
Goal: Jennifer Wakefield

Assists: Renata Fast
06:15
GOAL
Goal: Meghan Agosta

Assists: Haley Irwin, Brianne Jenner
10:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Jocelyne Larocque
Interference (2:00)
15:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Ozzy Wiesblatt
Hooking (2:00)
20:00

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Ann-Renée Desbiens CAN 60 33 30 3 0.909
Garin Bjorklund BUF 58 22 18 4 0.818

Game Leaders

Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
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

Previous Games

4 - 1 W @ Calgary RoyalsROY
Jan 21, 2018
1 - 1 L vs. CanadaCAN
Jan 12, 2018
3 - 1 W @ Calgary NorthstarsNOR
Jan 18, 2018
3 - 4 L vs. CanadaCAN
Oct 31, 2017
1 - 1 L @ Calgary BuffaloesBUF
Jan 12, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 OLY: CAN 5 – OAR 0 (Preliminary)
Rebecca Johnston and Mélodie Daoust had two goals each, sending Canada to an Olympic-opening win.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 4 – ROY 1 (League)
Daoust had 2G 1A to help Canada to the win in the Esso Series finale.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 3 – FLA 2 (League)
Rougeau and Nurse had 1G 1A each, and Canada hung on for the win.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 2 – USA 1 (OT) (Exhibition)
Wakefield scored with 26 seconds to play in the series finale.
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