2019 National Women's Under-18 Championship

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2019 National Women's Under-18 Championship
Game #6
Preliminary
Final
November 6, 2019 1:00 pm CST
Access Event Centre
Morden, Man.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
8
10
22
40
10
8
10
28

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 8
8
0 / 4
16

Game Story

MCPHERSON BACKSTOPS ONTARIO BLUE PAST QUEBEC

QUINTON AMUNDSON

MORDEN, Man. – Vaulted by a 39-save performance from Jesse McPherson (Chatham, Ont.) and two goals from Isabel Wunder (Toronto, Ont.), Ontario Blue registered a 3-1 win over Quebec on Wednesday at the 2019 National Women’s Under-18 Championship.

McPherson was at her best in a third period that saw her peppered with 22 shots by a Quebec squad desperately clawing for a comeback. Her near-perfect outing was produced because of her anticipation skills and strong positioning in goal. Mya Vaslet (Stittsville, Ont.) also shone with a goal and an assist for Ontario Blue, which improved to a 2-0 record for the fourth time at the last five championships.

Maya Labad (Mascouche, Que) potted her third goal of the tournament to spoil the shutout bid with only 2:59 remaining.

Ève Gascon (Terrebonne, Que.) providing solid goaltending for Quebec in defeat, turning aside 25 of 27 pucks.

Ontario Blue’s penalty killing played a starring role in the win as the team went 8-for-8 on the back of aggressive checking.

After McPherson stabilized early attacking pressure from Quebec, Vaslet put Ontario Blue on the board first with a wraparound past an unsuspecting Gascon just after the midway point of the opening frame.

Wunder pounced for Ontario Blue again less than four minutes later by pounding in a rebound off a searing shot from Emma Harvey (London, Ont.) on a rush down the left wing.

The aforementioned strong penalty killing loomed large in the first period as Ontario Blue weathered four Quebec power-play opportunities, including 1:40 of 5-on-3 time.

Both teams dialed it up in the second period. At times they created the illusion they were attached by Velcro with how tight-checking the play was during the middle stanza.

McPherson stepped to the forefront with a couple of great point-blank saves to maintain her team’s two-goal lead heading into the third frame.

Quebec’s gale force of offensive pressure finally paid dividends late in the third period with Picard deflecting in an Emilie Fortunato (Laval, Que.) shot from the right wall. However, Wunder quickly nullified the momentum with an empty-net goal.

Ontario Blue will try and nab a perfect record in the prelims on Thursday against British Columbia (1 p.m. CT), while Quebec will look to return to the win column against Manitoba (7 p.m. CT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kambel Beacom
Delay of Game (2:00)
03:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Maya Labad
Tripping (2:00)
08:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Chavonne Truter
Hooking (2:00)
08:41
GOAL
Goal: Mya Vaslet

Assists: Rachel Bjorgan
10:54
GOAL
Goal: Isabel Wunder

Assists: Emma Harvey
14:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Emilie Lussier
Tripping (2:00)
14:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Emma Harvey
Bench Minor (2:00)
17:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Larsen
Body-Checking (2:00)
18:02
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Leah Kosowski
Body-Checking (2:00)
06:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Kambel Beacom
Tripping (2:00)
13:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Melissa Jefferies
Delay of Game (2:00)
19:02
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Noémie Vermette
Interference (2:00)
05:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Paige Lester
Hooking (2:00)
07:39
GOAL
Goal: Maya Labad

Assists: Emilie Fortunato
17:01
GOAL (EMPTY NET)
Goal: Isabel Wunder

Assists: Mya Vaslet
18:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Kristina Bahl
Delay of Game (2:00)
19:51

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Ève Gascon QUE 60 27 25 2 0.926
Jessie McPherson ON-B 60 40 39 1 0.975

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 1 W vs. Ontario BlueON-B
Nov 9, 2019
1 - 2 L @ QuebecQUE
Nov 9, 2019
2 - 4 L @ Ontario RedON-R
Nov 8, 2019
1 - 3 L vs. SaskatchewanSK
Nov 8, 2019
4 - 1 W vs. ManitobaMAN
Nov 7, 2019
5 - 2 W vs. British ColumbiaBC
Nov 7, 2019
Videos
Photos
2019 WU17: FIN 8 – CANB 4 (7th Place)
Virolainen had 2G 1A, and Finns took charge early to claim seventh.
2019 NWU18C: QUE 2 OT – ON-B 1 (Bronze)
Lussier was the overtime hero for Quebec in the bronze medal match.
2019 WU17: CANR 6 – SWE 2 (5th Place)
Nadeau scored a pair of goals to help Red finish with a win.
2019 WU17: CZE 3 – CANW 2 OT (Bronze)
Rysavy scored very late in overtime to give the Czechs another bronze.
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