2014-15 National Women's Under-18 Team

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2015 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship
Game #10
Final
January 8, 2015 3:30 pm EST
HarborCenter - Rink 1
Buffalo, N.Y.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
4
2
7
1
0
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
14
20
16
50
5
0
3
8

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 1
4
0 / 2
2

Game Story

CANADA BEATS CZECHS, ADVANCES TO SEMIFINALS AT U18 WORLDS

MORGAN BELL

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Sarah Potomak (Aldergrove, B.C./Pursuit of Excellence, Midget AAA) scored twice and added two assists, and five other players had goals for Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team as it advanced to the semifinals at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship, topping the Czech Republic 7-1 on Thursday afternoon.

Élizabeth Giguère (Quebec City, Que./Limoilou, CEGEP) ended the game with a goal and two assists, while Sarah-Eve Coutu-Godbout (Rouyn-Noranda, Que./Limoilou, CEGEP), Micah Hart (Saanichton, B.C./Okanagan Hockey Academy, JWHL), Lindsay Agnew (Oakville, Ont./Mississauga, PWHL), and Kristin O’Neill (Oakville, Ont./Stoney Creek, PWHL) each added goals to the scoreboard.

Surprisingly, it was the Czechs who took an early lead in the first period after Michaela Pejzlova beat Marlène Boissonnault (Dundee, N.B./Rothesay Netherwood School, CAHS) at 11:18 to put the European side up 1-0.

Giguère answered back for the Canadians, netting the equalizer off a perfect pass through the crease from Potomak for her third goal of the tournament with just 1:29 left in the opening frame.

The second period was all Canada, which outshot the Czechs 20-0 in the period.

First it was Potomak, who notched her first of the afternoon just 28 seconds into the second on a nifty backhand she lifted over the glove of Czech goaltender Katerina Zechovska.

Coutu-Godbout banged in a Ryleigh Houston (Winnipeg, Man./Balmoral Hall School, JWHL) rebound at 7:46, Hart scored from the point on the power play at 10:11 and Agnew tapped in a rebound at 18:36, putting the Canadians in full control with a 5-1 lead after 40 minutes.

Blanka Skodova replaced Zechovska in the Czech goal to start the third period but it didn’t make any difference to the Canadians, who continued to dominate puck possession.

O’Neill got her first of the tournament with less than four minutes to go, showing off slick hands from in close, and Potomak’s second of the game capped the scoring and added to her tournament-leading point total in the final two minutes.

Boissonnault picked up her first win in the Canadian goal, making just seven saves.

Canada held a one-sided 50-8 advantage in shots on goal.

The Canadians will enjoy two days off before they see the ice again at HarborCenter; they’ll play in Sunday’s first semifinal at 3 p.m. ET/noon PT.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Michaela Pejzlova

Assists: Klara Hymlarov, Barbora Patockova
11:18
GOAL
Goal: Élizabeth Giguère

Assists: Sarah Potomak, Samantha Cogan
18:31
2nd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Blanka Skodova

00:00
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Potomak

Assists: Élizabeth Giguère, Micah Zandee-Hart
00:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Jaycee Gebhard
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
01:31
GOAL
Goal: Sarah-Eve Coutu-Godbout

Assists: Ryleigh Houston, Josiane Pozzebon
07:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Libuse Hola
Tripping minor (2:00)
09:29
GOAL
Goal: Micah Zandee-Hart

Assists: Sarah Potomak
10:11
GOAL
Goal: Lindsay Agnew

Assists: Melissa Hunt
18:36
3rd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Blanka Skodova

00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Lindsay Agnew
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
09:40
GOAL
Goal: Kristin O’Neill

Assists: Lindsay Agnew
16:26
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Potomak

Assists: Élizabeth Giguère
18:24

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Marlène Boissonnault CAN 60 8 7 1 0.875
Katerina Zechovska CZE 20 14 13 1 0.929
Blanka Skodova CZE 40 36 30 6 0.833

Game Leaders

Goals 2 - Assists 2 - Points 4
G 2 - A 2 - P 4
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
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 - 3 L @ United StatesUSA
Jan 12, 2015
1 - 5 L @ RussiaRUS
Jan 12, 2015
3 - 1 W vs. RussiaRUS
Jan 11, 2015
0 - 5 L @ United StatesUSA
Jan 11, 2015
7 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Jan 8, 2015
4 - 3 W vs. SwedenSWE
Jan 9, 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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