2014-15 National Women's Team

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2014 National Women's Team Fall Festival
Game #5
September 28, 2014 2:00 pm AST
Markin MacPhail Centre – Arena A
Calgary, Alta.

Game Story



CALGARY, Alta. – A power-play goal from Haley Irwin (Thunder Bay, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) with 5:48 to go was the game-winner as Red topped White 3-2 on Sunday afternoon to close out Canada’s National Women’s Team Fall Festival.

As Red worked the puck around on the man advantage, Samantha Sutherland (Cochrane, Alta./Boston University, HE) found Irwin in front with a no-look, behind-the-back pass, and the two-time Olympic gold medallist redirected it past White goaltender Jaimie Leonoff (Montreal, Que./Yale University, ECAC).

Sarah Potomak (Aldergrove, B.C./Pursuit of Excellence, Midget AAA) and Brigette Lacquette (Mallard, Man./University of Minnesota Duluth, WCHA) also scored for Red.

White got goals from Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) and Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./University of Wisconsin, WCHA).

After clawing back from three one-goal deficits in its 5-3 round-robin loss to White on Thursday, Red gave up a pair of leads Sunday before Irwin’s goal clinched the victory.

Potomak opened the scoring just 6:12 in, taking a pass from Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) in front and roofing a shot over the shoulder of Leonoff from in close for the lone goal of the first period.

Johnston tied the game less than three minutes into the second, one-timing a Sarah Davis (Paradise, N.L./Calgary, CWHL) feed through the legs of Red netminder Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Boston, CWHL), but Lacquette hammered in a point shot with the teams playing four-on-four midway through the middle frame to restore the Red lead through 40 minutes.

Nurse tied it again for White just past the seven-minute mark of the third period, ripping a wrist shot over Lacasse’s glove, but Irwin’s goal was the difference as Red earned first place in the camp tournament.

Lacasse earned the win for Red, making 18 saves, while Leonoff finished with 24 stops in a losing cause.

Previous Games

3 - 2 W @ WhiteWHT
Sep 28, 2014
2 - 3 L vs. RedRED
Sep 28, 2014
3 - 5 L vs. WhiteWHT
Sep 25, 2014
2 - 1 W vs. BlackBLK
Sep 27, 2014
2 - 1 W @ BlackBLK
Sep 24, 2014
5 - 3 W @ RedRED
Sep 25, 2014
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.