Game Report 1525 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship
PLAYED AT: Meridian Centre
Date: Jan 15, 2016
GAME NOTES: CANADA TAKES SILVER AT U18 WOMEN’S WORLDS WENDY GRAVES ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – Jaime Bourbonnais (Mississauga, Ont./Oakville, PWHL) and Daryl Watts (Toronto, Ont./Mississauga, PWHL) scored and Stephanie Neatby (Toronto, Ont./Toronto, PWHL) made 26 saves, but Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team fell 3-2 in overtime to the United States in the gold medal game at the 2016 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship. Natalie Snodgrass scored off a deflection at the side of the net to end things only 1:47 into extra time. It was the fifth time in nine gold medal games– all played between Canada and the United States – that the winner was decided in overtime. Canada’s record is 2-3, and 4-5 overall in gold medal games. This one was witnessed by 5,516 fans, both a new single-game attendance mark for the event and the Meridian Centre. In total, 34,523 spectators took in a game in person, nearly doubling the previous attendance mark set in the Czech Republic in 2012. Penalties were Canada’s undoing four days earlier against the Americans, a 4-1 setback in the preliminary round. The penalty kill was tested early in the rematch, only 5:44 in, and allowed only one shot over the two minutes. (Canada would successfully kill off all four American power play opportunities in the game.) Bourbonnais put Canada on the board first with 2:05 remaining in the first. A teammate’s initial shot was blocked, but the defenceman followed the play to the net and put the puck in from the doorstep. Six minutes into the second Watts made it 2-0. After an American defender cleared the puck off her own player, sending it back toward the net, Watts pounced on the gift, rifling a shot high into the back of the net. But with five minutes left in the middle period, the U.S. got one back when Alex Woken got a step on two defenders and beat Neatby low from the bottom of the face-off circle. The equalizer came eight minutes into the third. Neatby made the initial save on Snodgrass at the side of the net, but the American followed the play behind the net, her wraparound seemingly deflected in. Lindsay Agnew (Oakville, Ont./Mississauga, PWHL), Kristin O’Neill (Oakville, Ont./Stoney Creek, PWHL) and Bourbonnais were named Canada’s top three players of the tournament. Ashton Bell (Deloraine, Man./Westman, MFMHL) was named to the media’s all-star team.
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Canada
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G29  Gulstene, Alex
G30  Larcom, Beth
  Ostertag, Gracie
  Brown, Emily
  Wethington, Madeline
  Norby, Presley
  Langei, Makayla
  Barnes, Cayla
  Bowlby, Grace
  Hengler, Crystalyn
 10  Snodgrass, Natalie
 11  Brodt, Sydney
 14  Compher, Jesse
 16  Wente, Taylor
 18  Zumwinkle, Grace
 19  Marshall, Patricia
 20  Woken, Alex
 21  Oden, Emily
 22  Skaja, Catherine
 23  Heise, Taylor
 24  Gilmore, Rebecca
 25  Heising, Natalie
   
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
3rd2:00 Roughing minor 4:561 4:5617:04
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Neatby, Stephanie
G29  Coulombe, Marie-Pier
G30  D’Astous-Moreau, Édith
  Cross, Codie
  Howran, Victoria
  Edgar, Julia
  Tinker, Saroya
  Shirley, Sophie
 10  O’Neill, Kristin
 12  Oswald, Sheridan
 13  Friesen, Kayla
 14  Bourbonnais, Jaime
 15  Houston, Ryleigh
 16  Potomak, Amy
 17  Maltais, Emma
 18  Schneider, Malia
 19  Agnew, Lindsay
 21  Frappier, Celine
 23  Berg, Annie
 25  Watts, Daryl
 26  Bell, Ashton
 27  Knowles, Olivia
 28  Elmes, Jalyn
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Tripping minor 5:441 5:4416:16
2nd28 2:00 Tripping minor 2:041 2:0419:56
2nd2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 18:191 18:193:41
3rd10 2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 16:311 16:315:29
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd15:20  20            
3rd8:03  10            
1st OT1:47  10-7-4            
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st17:55  14            
2nd5:58  25            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 0 / 4
CANADA 0 / 1
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 2 min / 1 inf
CANADA 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 3 G + 2 A = 5 Pts
CANADA 2 G + A = 2 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
UNITED STATES01113
CANADA11002
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
USA - Gulstene (78:13) (W)786021/0:001st OT/18:13
CAN - Neatby (78:13) (L)7117126/0:001st OT/18:13
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:30 PM
  -  End: 7:30 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.