2014-15 National Women's Under-18 Team

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2015 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship
Game #4
Final (SO)
January 5, 2015 7:00 pm EST
HarborCenter - Rink 1
Buffalo, N.Y.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
6
9
0
1
16
3
5
8
0
16

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 5
8
0 / 3
12

Game Story

CANADA FALLS TO U.S. IN SHOOTOUT IN WORLDS OPENER

MORGAN BELL

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Sarah Potomak (Aldergrove, B.C./Pursuit of Excellence, Midget AAA) tied the game midway through the third period, but Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team fell 2-1 in a shootout to the United States in its opening game Monday at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship.

It’s the first time Canada has lost a preliminary round game at the world championship, although this is the first year the format has been changed to have the top four teams from the previous year play in the same round-robin group.

After five minutes of overtime couldn’t break a 1-1 tie, the teams headed to a shootout; Canadian forwards Ryleigh Houston (Winnipeg, Man./Balmoral High School, JWHL) and Élizabeth Giguère (Quebec City, Que./Limoilou, CEGEP) missed their attempts, while Jincy Dunne and Abby Roque made good on their chances to give the host Americans the victory.

The U.S. got the pro-American crowd at HarborCenter into it early when Grace Bizal’s quick shot from in front of the net beat Canadian goaltender Marlène Boissonnault (Dundee, N.B./Rothesay Netherwood School, CAHS) for a 1-0 lead just 5:06 in.

That would be the lone goal of the first two periods, and Canada managed just eight shots on goal in the opening 40 minutes before coming alive in the third.

The Canadians pressured right from the puck drop to start the final frame, but couldn’t find a way past American goaltender Kaitlin Burt, who wasn’t busy early but was good when she had to be.

Minutes after going awkwardly into the boards – leading to an unsuccessful Canadian power play – Potomak pulled the Canadians even with 10:59 to go, off a set-up from Houston and Kristin O’Neill (Oakville, Ont./Stoney Creek, PWHL).

Canada had plenty of advantages to go ahead in the dying minutes of the third but couldn’t convert as Burt turned away seven of eight shots in the final period.

The U.S. outshot Canada 20-16.

The Canadians are right back to action on Tuesday, taking on Russia in their second of three preliminary round games; puck drop is set for 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Sarah Potomak
Slashing minor (2:00)
03:05
GOAL
Goal: Grace Bizal

Assists: Caitrin Lonergan
05:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Kristin O’Neill
Tripping minor (2:00)
09:18
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Melissa Samoskevich
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
05:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Jaycee Gebhard
Slashing minor (2:00)
08:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Sarah Quaranta
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
14:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Lindsay Eastwood
(auto) Kneeing minor (2:00)
15:58
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Alyssa Gorecki
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
05:04
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Potomak

Assists: Ryleigh Houston, Kristin O’Neill
09:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Mikaela Gardner
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
14:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Alyssa Gorecki
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
18:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Sarah Potomak
Roughing minor (2:00)
18:29
Overtime
No Scoring
Shootout
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#3 Jincy Dunne shooutout attempt on #1 Marlène Boissonnault
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#15 Ryleigh Houston shooutout attempt on #29 Kaitlin Burt
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#18 Abby Roque shooutout attempt on #1 Marlène Boissonnault
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#10 Élizabeth Giguère shooutout attempt on #29 Kaitlin Burt
Miss

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Kaitlin Burt USA 70 16 15 1 0.938
Marlène Boissonnault CAN 70 16 15 1 0.938

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

Previous Games

3 - 2 W vs. CanadaCAN
Jan 12, 2015
2 - 3 L @ United StatesUSA
Jan 12, 2015
5 - 0 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Jan 11, 2015
3 - 1 W vs. RussiaRUS
Jan 11, 2015
7 - 1 W vs. RussiaRUS
Jan 8, 2015
7 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Jan 8, 2015
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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