2016 National Women's Under-18 Championship

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2016 National Women's Under-18 Championship
Game #18
Gold/Or
Final
November 13, 2016 6:00 pm CST
Evraz Place
Regina, Sask.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
11
11
10
32
9
12
12
33

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 9
14
3 / 7
18

Game Story

ONTARIO RED WINS GOLD AT U18 NATIONALS

WENDY GRAVES

REGINA, Sask. – The script has become very familiar, but that doesn’t mean the ending is any less sweet for Ontario Red.

With its 4-1 win over Quebec, the team captured the gold medal at the 2016 National Women’s Under-18 Championship. It’s the 10th time in 11 all-time tournaments that Ontario Red has been crowned champion.

And it’s the seventh time that Quebec has had to settle for silver.

This year’s gold medal game paired the two most-skilled teams in Regina. Little of that got to be seen, however, for nearly 40 minutes. The story through the first two periods was penalties. Ontario Red was whistled for eight minors; Quebec was called for three minors and one double-minor.

That four-minute man-advantage for Ontario Red started a new story.

Already leading 1-0 on a rebound goal scored by Sarah Fillier (Georgetown, Ont./Oakville, PWHL), Ontario Red struck twice in a 23-second span with less than a minute to go in the second period.

Avery Mitchell (Pickering, Ont./Toronto, PWHL) drove down the wing and fired from just inside the right circle, going far-side top shelf on goaltender Édith D’Astous-Moreau (Laval, Que./Nepean, PWHL).

That goal had yet to be announced when Camryn Tait (Stouffville, Ont./Toronto, PWHL) made it 3-0 with a shot from the right face-off dot.

The quick strikes came after the team killed off seven straight penalties, including two stretches of five-on-three for Quebec.

The lead grew to four midway through the third period. On a delayed penalty, Alexa Vasko (St. Catharines, Ont./Stoney Creek, PWHL) one-timed a pass from Fillier to the back of the net.

Quebec broke up Danika Ranger’s (Astorville, Ont./Durham West, PWHL) shutout with a late power play goal. Audrey Gervais (Saint-Hyacinthe, Que./Nord, LHFDQ) fed Joannie Garand (Otterburn Park, Que./Nord, LHFDQ) for an easy tap-in at the side of the net.

The way Quebec played through its first four games it seemed impossible that its offence could be shut down. Ontario Red proved otherwise. The team had more jump from the beginning and seemed to play a more crisp game. Experience helps, too: 13 of its players won a medal game a year ago.

With Ontario Red’s past success there’s always pressure on each year’s roster to perform. This team did, adding its name to the eight others that not only won gold, but also ran the table in doing so.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ariane Julien
Tripping (2:00)
01:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Rosalie Demers
Body-Checking (2:00)
04:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Avery Mitchell
Interference (2:00)
15:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Emmy Fecteau
Body-Checking (2:00)
18:12
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Courtney Maud
Roughing (2:00)
01:55
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Fillier

Assists: Daryl Watts, Emma Maltais
06:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Jessica DiGirolamo
Slashing (2:00)
06:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Lexie Adzija
Hooking (2:00)
08:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Camryn Tait
Slashing (2:00)
09:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Brooke Jovanovich
Body-Checking (2:00)
13:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Maria Dominico
Kneeing (2:00)
16:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Mariah Hinds
Hooking (2:00)
16:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexie Guay
Hit to the Head - Double Minor (4:00)
18:31
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Avery Mitchell

Assists: Emma Maltais, Emma Buckles
19:20
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Camryn Tait

Assists: Brooke Jovanovich, Lexie Adzija
19:43
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ariane Julien
Hit to the Head (2:00)
09:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Marie-Camille Théorêt
Tripping (2:00)
09:55
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Alexa Vasko

Assists: Sarah Fillier, Emma Maltais
09:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Camryn Tait
Body-Checking (2:00)
16:16
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Joannie Garand

Assists: Audrey Gervais
17:54

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Édith D’Astous-Moreau QUE 59 33 29 4 0.879
Danika Ranger ON-R 60 32 31 1 0.969

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

1 - 4 L @ Ontario RedON-R
Nov 13, 2016
4 - 1 W vs. QuebecQUE
Nov 13, 2016
3 - 0 W vs. Ontario BlueON-B
Nov 12, 2016
9 - 1 W vs. British ColumbiaBC
Nov 12, 2016
2 - 3 L @ ManitobaMAN
Nov 11, 2016
5 - 3 W vs. SaskatchewanSK
Nov 11, 2016
Videos
Photos
2016 WJAC: USA 4 – CAN-E 0 (Gold Medal)
Primeau made 14 saves, backstopping the Americans to a gold medal.
2016 WJAC - WJAC: CAN-W 5 – SUI 3 (5th Place)
Kawaguchi had a goal and three assists to help West to fifth place.
2016 WJAC - RUS 6 – CZE 3 (Bronze Medal)
Svechnikov scored a hat trick to lead Russia to its fourth bronze.
2016 WJAC: USA 4 – RUS 2 (Semifinal)
The U.S. scored three PP goals to advance to the gold medal game.
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