Game Report 1805 NWT - Olympic Centralization
PLAYED AT: Markin MacPhail Centre - WinSport Arena
Date: Jan 18, 2018
GAME NOTES: QUICK STRIKES SEND CANADA PAST NORTHSTARS JASON LA ROSE CALGARY, Alta. – Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) and Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) scored 29 seconds apart midway through the second period, giving Canada’s National Women’s Team a lead it would not relinquish in a 3-1 win over the Calgary Northstars on Thursday night. Poulin scored twice for the Canadians, who are unbeaten in their last six Esso Series games (3-0-3) and have just two losses in their last 12 against Alberta Midget Hockey League competition. Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) was the story of the first period; the Canadian goaltender stopped all 12 shots she faced, getting the game to the intermission scoreless despite the Northstars having a 12-5 edge in shots. Nurse struck first for Canada, finishing a two-on-one with Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont./Markham, CWHL) at 8:32 of the second period, and Poulin got a one-timer through traffic and past Calgary netminder Blake Pilon at 9:01 to double the advantage. Lacasse was forced to leave the game just seconds later after taking a shot up high, giving way to Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) after making 18 saves in almost 30 minutes of work. The Northstars got one back early in the third period when A.J. Belanger absolutely wired a wrist shot over the shoulder of Desbiens, but that would be it for Calgary offence. Poulin added insurance with just over three minutes to go, knocking in a centering feed from Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.) after the three-time Olympic gold medallist did the heavy lifting in the offensive zone. The Canadians close out the Esso Series on Sunday afternoon (2:30 p.m. MT), taking on the Calgary Royals in their final game on Canadian ice before they depart for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games next week.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Calgary Northstars
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Lacasse, Geneviève
G35  Desbiens, Ann-Renee
  Agosta, Meghan
  Larocque, Jocelyne
  Lacquette, Brigette
  Johnston, Rebecca
  Stacey, Laura
  Fortino, Laura
 11  Saulnier, Jill
 12  Mikkelson, Meaghan
 14  Fast, Renata
 15  Daoust, Melodie
 17  Bram, Bailey
 19  Jenner, Brianne
 20  Nurse, Sarah
 21  Irwin, Haley
 24  Spooner, Natalie
 26  Clark, Emily
 28  Zandee-Hart, Micah
 29  Poulin, Marie-Philip
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st28 2:00 Hooking 4:411 4:416:41
2nd17 2:00 Slashing 12:301 12:3014:30
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CALGARY NORTHSTARS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Pilon, Blake
G31  Smith, Sam
  Adams, Brendan
  Osler, Hugh
  Ruschenski, Kieran
  Tracey, Brayden
  Orzeck, Nolan
  Belanger, AJ
 10  McAdam, Cameron
 11  McCarry, Nicholas
 13  Wallz, Ryan
 14  Porterfield, Nicolas
 15  Rowland, Ethan
 16  Jones, Lucas
 17  Franczak, Riker
 18  Spadafora, Luke
 19  Yewchuk, Zak
 20  Weinkauf, Spencer
 21  Van Impe, Eric
 22  Dyck, Matthew
CALGARY NORTHSTARS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
3rd20 2:00 Slashing 7:241 7:249:24
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) CALGARY NORTHSTARS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd8:32  20-7-26            
2nd9:01  29-8            
3rd16:43  29-2-4            
CALGARY NORTHSTARS Goals CALGARY NORTHSTARS PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd2:49  9            
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 0 / 1
CALGARY NORTHSTARS 0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
CALGARY NORTHSTARS 2 min / 1 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
CALGARY NORTHSTARS 1 G + A = 1 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA0213
CALGARY NORTHSTARS0011
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Lacasse (29:49) (W)126018/0:002nd/9:49
CAN - Desbiens (30:11) 051318/9:493rd/20:00
NOR - Pilon (59:17) (L)5101126/0:003rd/19:17
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official NWT - Olympic Centralization Game Report.