2013-14 National Women's Under-18 Team

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2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship
Game #22
Final
March 30, 2014 12:30 pm AST
Ice Center – Rink 1 Budapest
HUN

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
3
2
5
0
0
1
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
8
17
6
31
14
4
9
27

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 4
14
1 / 7
8

Game Story

CANADIAN U18 WOMEN ON TOP OF THE WORLD – AGAIN

KRISTEN LIPSCOMBE

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Team Canada is as good as gold, once again. For the third straight year, Canada finds itself at the “top of the world,” after defeating the United States 5-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Budapest Ice Center. The 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship victory gives the Canadians an edge over their rivals in the record books, as Canada has now won four gold medals and the Americans have won three since the event’s inception seven years ago.

Always a bitter battle on the ice, the first period in Sunday’s match-up went scoreless, with each team getting multiple power play opportunities and the puck flying up and down the ice in an exciting competition, as expected. Family and friends who travelled from North America to Europe to take in the big event enthusiastically cheered on both teams, stripes and stars filling one side of the stands and maple leaf flags being proudly waved on the other.

It wasn’t until just over 15 minutes into the second period, when Canada was on a power play, that Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont./Mississauga, PWHL) fed linemate Sarah Potomak (Aldergrove, B.C./Pursuit of Excellence, Midget AAA), who buried the puck to kick-start an impressive scoring streak.

Ève-Audrey Picard (Longueuil, Que./St-Laurent, CEGEP) notched another just over a minute later, on assists from Alexandra Labelle (St-Louis-de-Gonzague, Que./St-Laurent, CEGEP) and Samantha Fieseler (Kelowna, B.C./Pursuit of Excellence, JWHL), while Samantha Cogan (Ottawa, Ont./Nepean, PWHL) let off a beautiful shot at 18:34 of the second to make it 3-0 after 40 minutes of play.

Although U.S. forward Alexandria Laing was able to narrow the gap to 3-1 early in the third, Picard and Potomak answered back by scoring their second goals of the game late in the period to put Canada up 5-1 in the gold medal game’s final minutes.

As the clock ticked down, the Canadian fans whooped and hollered and players waited eagerly on the bench, until finally the buzzer sounded and they were able to jump over the boards and pile up on the ice with their teammates in celebration.

Shea Tiley (Shallow Lake, Ont./Waterloo, PWHL) earned the win between the posts, and was named player of the game for Canada. Bach, Tiley and captain Lauren Wildfang (Waterdown, Ont./Toronto, PWHL) were named Canada’s three top players of the tournament.

“All the girls are really happy that we did it together,” Wildfang said. “Our spirit, our energy that we had going for us, … our slogan that we lived by; … we had so many great keys to the game that really put us on top.”

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team adhered to the team motto “Grounded We Stand Tall” leading up to and during the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Karly Heffernan
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
02:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Megan Keller
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
16:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Sydney Baldwin
Tripping minor (2:00)
19:19
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Rebecca Leslie
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
08:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Patricia Marshall
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
14:33
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Sarah Potomak

Assists: Victoria Bach
15:04
GOAL
Goal: Éve-Audrey Picard

Assists: Alexandra Labelle, Stéphanie Lalancette
16:12
GOAL
Goal: Samantha Cogan

Assists: Karly Heffernan
18:34
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Karly Heffernan
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
02:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Lauren Wildfang
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
02:31
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Alexandria Laing

02:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Hannah Miller
Slashing minor (2:00)
05:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Samantha Fieseler
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
10:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Brielle Bellerive
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
11:03
GOAL
Goal: Éve-Audrey Picard

Assists: Alexandra Labelle
15:23
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Potomak

17:51
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Erin O Neil

17:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Megan Keller
Tripping minor (2:00)
18:45

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Shea Tiley CAN 60 27 26 1 0.963
Erin O Neil USA 59 30 26 4 0.867

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

5 - 1 W @ United StatesUSA
Mar 30, 2014
1 - 5 L vs. CanadaCAN
Mar 30, 2014
1 - 0 W vs. RussiaRUS
Mar 29, 2014
3 - 1 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Mar 29, 2014
5 - 0 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Mar 26, 2014
7 - 0 W vs. SwedenSWE
Mar 26, 2014
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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