2018-19 National Women's Development Team

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2018-19 NWDT Series vs. USA (Aug)
Game #1
Series vs. USA
Final
August 16, 2018 7:00 pm MDT
Markin MacPhail Centre - WinSport Arena
Calgary, Alta.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
9
8
9
26
8
8
7
23

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 6
8
0 / 4
22

Game Story

CANADA DOWNED BY U.S. IN DEVELOPMENT OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

CALGARY, Alta. – Sophie Shirley (Saskatoon, Sask./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) tied the game in the first period, but a two-goal second was the difference as Canada’s National Women’s Development Team fell 4-1 to the United States on Thursday in the first of three games between the teams.

Special teams kept the Canadians from getting any momentum – they needed to kill off three American power plays in the first period, and went goalless on three of their own in the second as the U.S. pulled away.

It took just 1:53 for the Americans to open the scoring; a rebound into the slot found Natalie Snodgrass, and although the puck rolled off her stick it rolled right to Mikaela Gardner, who knocked the loose puck past Canadian goal Tricia Deguire (Sherbrooke, Que./McGill University, RSEQ).

Shirley got that back near the 14-minute mark, forcing a turnover at the U.S. blue-line before finishing a centering feed from Daryl Watts (Toronto, Ont./Boston College, HE) to tie the game.

The teams were even on the shot clock in the second period, managing eight apiece, but it was the Americans who pulled ahead – Taylor Heise jumped on a rebound in front to restore the U.S. lead at 5:37, and she got a shot through a screen seven minutes later to make it a 3-1 game after 40 minutes.

Canada had its chances in the final frame, but couldn’t put another puck past U.S. netminder Maddie Rooney.

Grace Zumwinkle found the empty net with 1:42 to go, finishing the scoring.

The series continues Friday night at the Markin MacPhail Centre (7 p.m. MT), with the Canadians looking to avoid back-to-back losses to their southern rivals for the first time since being swept in 2014.

The finale is set for Sunday morning (10 a.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Mikaela Gardner

Assists: Natalie Snodgrass
01:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Kristin O’Neill (Served by Emma Maltais)
Boarding (2:00)
02:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Kristin O’Neill
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
02:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexa Vasko
Tripping (2:00)
08:47
GOAL
Goal: Sophie Shirley

Assists: Daryl Watts
13:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Jaycee Gebhard
Slashing (2:00)
17:55
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Madeline Wethington
Hooking (2:00)
02:39
GOAL
Goal: Taylor Heise

Assists: Britta Curl, Sophia Shaver
05:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Mikaela Gardner
Interference (2:00)
10:30
GOAL
Goal: Taylor Heise

Assists: Sydney Brodt
12:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Cayla Barnes
Cross-Checking (2:00)
13:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Josiane Pozzebon
Body-Checking (2:00)
19:06
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Micah Zandee-Hart
Interference (2:00)
06:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Rebecca Gilmore
Tripping (2:00)
10:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Kaitlin Tse
Hooking (2:00)
14:19
GOAL (EN)
Goal: Grace Zumwinkle

Assists: Cayla Barnes, Maddie Rooney
18:18
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Tricia Deguire

18:19

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Maddie Rooney USA 60 23 22 1 0.957
Tricia Deguire CAN 59 25 22 3 0.880

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 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

Previous Games

2 - 1 W @ CanadaCAN
Aug 19, 2018
1 - 2 L vs. United StatesUSA
Aug 19, 2018
3 - 1 W @ CanadaCAN
Aug 17, 2018
1 - 3 L vs. United StatesUSA
Aug 17, 2018
4 - 1 W @ CanadaCAN
Aug 16, 2018
1 - 4 L vs. United StatesUSA
Aug 16, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 NWDT Series: USA 2 – CAN 1 (Game 3)
Emma Maltais scored, but Canada fell to the U.S. in the series finale.
2018 NWDT Series: USA 3 – CAN 1 (Game 2)
Houston scored, but three-goal third period lead U.S. to victory.
2018 NWDT Series: USA 4 – CAN 1 (Game 1)
Shirley scored the lone goal as Canada dropped the NWDT series opener.
2018 NWDT Camp: BLK 4 – GLD 3
Potomak had a goal and two assists to help Black win the NWDT finale.
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