2015 National Women's Under-18 Championship

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2015 National Women's Under-18 Championship
Game #16
Final
November 7, 2015 7:30 pm EST
Canada Summit Centre
Huntsville, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
5
4
12
21
7
10
2
19

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 1
10
0 / 5
2

Game Story

ONTARIO RED SHUTS OUT B.C., ADVANCES TO GOLD MEDAL GAME

WENDY GRAVES

HUNTSVILLE, Ont. – Maria Dominico (North Bay, Ont./Durham West, PWHL) picked a fine time to score her first goal of the 2015 National Women’s Under-18 Championship.

So, too, did Kristin O’Neill (Oakville, Ont./Stoney Creek, PWHL). Not to mention Anonda Hoppner (Oakville, Ont./Oakville, PWHL).

The trio provided all the scoring the tight-checking Ontario Red would need Saturday night, as it pitched a semifinal shutout on British Columbia and advanced to the gold medal game.

Stephanie Neatby (Toronto, Ont./Toronto, PWHL) stopped all 24 shots she faced for her third win of the week.
Alex Gulstene (North Vancouver, B.C./Okanagan Hockey Academy, JWHL) was solid in net for British Columbia and finished with 21 saves.

An evenly played opening period looked like it was about to end tied at zeros, but Ontario Red gave itself a sudden shot of momentum going into the first intermission. British Columbia won a late face-off in its own zone, but Dominico hustled to battle for the puck, took it and scored on a wraparound stick side with only 18 seconds remaining.

After a scoreless second period, O’Neill doubled Ontario Red’s lead early in the third. She forced a turnover near centre ice and passed the puck to Daryl Watts (Toronto, Ont/Mississauga, PWHL). On the ensuing two-on-one, she sent the return feed from Watts far side over Gulstene’s pads.

British Columbia pulled its goalie with nearly three minutes remaining in the third. Hoppner forced a turnover near centre ice, then sent the puck into the empty net.

Ontario Red has a lot of offensive weapons, but today it won with defence and tight checking. The creative B.C. forwards were given little room to maneuver and forced into taking shots that Neatby could easily track.

Ontario Red will play in its ninth gold medal game in the tournament’s 10-event history. It’s a perfect 8-0 all time in the championship game. The team plays Manitoba Sunday afternoon (4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT).

British Columbia will play Ontario Blue in the bronze medal game (12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT) and look to win its first medal since it won bronze in January 2005.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Shay-lee McConnell
Tripping minor (2:00)
05:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Alyssa MacMillan
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
10:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Anonda Hoppner
(auto) minor (2:00)
17:47
GOAL
Goal: Maria Dominico

19:42
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Amy Potomak
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
13:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Whitney Dove
Tripping minor (2:00)
16:44
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Kristin O’Neill

Assists: Daryl Watts
04:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Abby Cook
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
07:35
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Alex Gulstene

17:08
GOAL
Goal: Anonda Hoppner

17:37
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Alex Gulstene

17:37

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Alex Gulstene BC 57 19 16 3 0.842
Stephanie Neatby ON-R 60 21 21 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 3 - SVS - 16 - SV% - 0.842
GA 0 - SVS - 21 - SV% - 1.000
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

3 - 4 L @ Ontario BlueON-B
Nov 8, 2015
2 - 1 W vs. ManitobaMB
Nov 8, 2015
0 - 3 L @ Ontario RedON-R
Nov 8, 2015
3 - 0 W vs. British ColumbiaBC
Nov 8, 2015
3 - 2 W @ Ontario BlueON-B
Nov 6, 2015
5 - 4 W @ ManitobaMB
Nov 7, 2015
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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