2019 National Women's Under-18 Championship

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2019 National Women's Under-18 Championship
Game #17
Bronze
Final (OT)
November 9, 2019 12:00 pm CST
Winkler Arena
Winkler, Man.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
8
8
5
1
22
16
12
6
3
37

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 2
6
0 / 3
4

Game Story

QUEBEC EDGES BLUE IN OT TO CAPTURE BRONZE

QUINTON AMUNDSON

WINKLER, Man. – Emilie Lussier (Ste-Martine, Que.) scored the dramatic game-winning goal with 2:45 remaining in overtime to lift Quebec to a 2-1 victory over Ontario Blue in the bronze medal game Saturday at the 2019 National Women’s Under-18 Championship.

After a spirited puck battle forced the puck free in the defensive zone, Lussier galloped up the right wing with goal lights in her eyes. As soon as she gained the attacking line, she banked the puck off the boards to herself, muscled her way past two defenders and beat Ontario Blue netminder Jessie McPherson (Chatham, Ont.) one-on-one with a forehand shot that connected just inside the left post.

The winner was made possible thanks to a dramatic equalizer from forward Ann-Frédérik Naud (St-Félix-de-Valois, Que.) with just 3:41 remaining in the third period; she tipped the puck into the net with a perfect sweeping backhand shot as soon as she received a hard centring pass from Gabrielle Santerre (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.)

Ève Gascon (Terrebonne, Que.), crowned on Friday as the top goaltender of the tournament, helped vault her team to the win with a sturdy 21-save performance.

It was McPherson who stood out in net during the majority of the game as she produced a 35-save effort. McPherson was at her best in a first period where she turned aside all 16 shots directed her way.

Before the narrative was rewritten late in the game, it appeared like Ontario Blue was on its way to nabbing a narrow victory thanks to an ice-breaking goal from Kirstyn McQuigge (Bowmanville, Ont.) midway through the second period.

She scored the opener by being in the right place at the right time as a puck bounced off Quebec defender Emilie Fortunato (Laval, Que.) right to McQuigge, who ripped a low, hard shot past Gascon.

As a result of the victory, Quebec’s all-time medal count at this event stands at seven silver medals and two bronze.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Rose-Michelle Cardin
Hooking (2:00)
15:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Larsen
Tripping (2:00)
18:48
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Kirstyn McQuigge

Assists: Kambel Beacom
09:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Paige Lester
Tripping (2:00)
14:23
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Audrey McCutcheon
Hooking (2:00)
05:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Olivia Muhn
Body-Checking (2:00)
09:12
GOAL
Goal: Ann-Frédérik Naud

Assists: Gabrielle Santerre
16:19
Overtime
GOAL
Goal: Emilie Lussier

07:15

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Jessie McPherson ON-B 67 37 35 2 0.946
Ève Gascon QUE 67 22 21 1 0.955

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

1 - 2 L @ QuebecQUE
Nov 9, 2019
2 - 1 W vs. Ontario BlueON-B
Nov 9, 2019
1 - 3 L vs. SaskatchewanSK
Nov 8, 2019
2 - 4 L @ Ontario RedON-R
Nov 8, 2019
5 - 2 W vs. British ColumbiaBC
Nov 7, 2019
4 - 1 W vs. ManitobaMAN
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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