Game Report 1036 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship
PLAYED AT: HarborCenter - Rink 1
Date: Jan 5, 2015
GAME NOTES: 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.
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Canada
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G29  Burt, Kaitlin
G30  Bugalski, Brittany
G35  Gulstene, Alex
  Gardner, Mikaela
  Dunne, Jincy
  Norby, Presley
  Samoskevich, Melissa
  Barnes, Cayla
  Bowlby, Grace
  Skarzynski, Sophie
 11  Lonergan, Caitrin
 12  Mauermann, Alexis
 15  Shaver, Sophie
 16  Davis, Samantha
 17  Voight, Paige
 18  Roque, Abby
 19  Marshall, Patricia
 20  Woken, Alex
 21  Prater, Kenzie
 22  Steffen, Mekenzie
 23  Gorecki, Alyssa
 24  Gilmore, Rebecca
 25  Bizal, Grace
 31  Snodgrass, Natalie
 32  Wenczkowski, Taylor
 33  Brown, Emily
 34  Kremer, Dominique
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 5:341 5:3416:26
3rd23 2:00 (auto) Body Checking minor 5:041 5:0416:56
3rd2:00 (auto) Body Checking minor 14:201 14:207:40
3rd23 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 18:29  18:293:31
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Boissonnault, Marlène
G29  Jackson, Carly
G30  Campbell, Kristen
  O’Neill, Kristin
  Eastwood, Lindsay
  Hunt, Melissa
  Gebhard, Jaycee
  Zandee-Hart, Micah
  Sucharda, Stephanie
 10  Giguère, Élizabeth
 14  Labbe, Shae
 15  Houston, Ryleigh
 17  Cogan, Samantha
 18  Quaranta, Sarah
 19  Agnew, Lindsay
 21  Higham, Christian
 22  Matteau, Alyson
 23  McGill, Rhyen
 24  Coutu-Godbout, Sarah-Eve
 25  Tse, Kaitlin
 26  Potomak, Sarah
 27  Pozzebon, Josiane
 28  Field, Madison
   
   
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st26 2:00 Slashing minor 3:051 3:0518:55
1st2:00 Tripping minor 9:181 9:1812:42
2nd2:00 Slashing minor 8:421 8:4213:18
2nd18 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 14:071 14:077:53
2nd2:00 (auto) Kneeing minor 15:581 15:586:02
3rd26 2:00 Roughing minor 18:29  18:293:31
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st5:06  25-11            
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd9:01  26-15-2            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 0 / 5
CANADA 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 8 min / 4 inf
CANADA 12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
CANADA 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 OT2 SO Total
UNITED STATES1000012
CANADA0010001
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 OT2 Tot. On Off
USA - Burt (70:59) (W)3570015/0:001st OT/10:59
CAN - Boissonnault (70:59) (SL)5901015/0:001st OT/10:59
SHOOTOUT
UNITED STATES shoots first for each round.
UNITED STATES CANADA
#  SHOOTER
 3  Jincy Dunne Goal
 18  Abby Roque Goal
 SHOOTER
   --  15   Ryleigh Houston
   --  10   Élizabeth Giguère
TOTALS:  2  0
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:00 PM
  -  End: 7:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Game Report.