Game Report 1807 NWT - Fall Festival
PLAYED AT: Markin MacPhail Centre - WinSport Arena
Date: Sep 21, 2017
GAME NOTES: CANADA STAYS CLOSE, BUT DROPS ICEBREAKER OPENER JASON LA ROSE CALGARY, Alta. – Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que.) and Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont.) scored to twice get Canada’s National Women’s Team within a goal, but it fell short in a 4-2 loss to the Calgary Northstars to open the Icebreaker Tournament on Thursday night. The game was the first for Team Canada as it works towards the 2018 Olympic Winter Games next February. The teams combined for just 11 shots in the first period, but it was the Northstars who found the scoreboard first; with time running out in an early power play, Klano Robinson took a pass in the high slot and snapped a quick shot past the blocker of goaltender Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta.) for a 1-0 lead after one period. Cam MacAdam doubled the advantage seven minutes into the second, knocking in a cross-crease feed from Luke Spadafora, but Daoust answered just over six minutes later, trailing the play and taking a pass from Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.) before tucking a backhand around Calgary netminder Sam Smith. The Northstars struck for a back-breaking goal very late in the middle frame; Spencer Weinkauf beat Szabados for the eventual game-winner with just 24.2 seconds to go, putting the Midget side up 3-1. Spooner got one back for the Canadians early in the third period, finding a loose puck off a scramble in front and beating Smith, but that would be as close as the ladies in red and white would get. Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont.), who replaced Szabados to start the final stanza, went to the bench for an extra attacker with more than two-and-a-half minutes to go, but A.J. Belanger found the empty net at 18:23 to provide the Northstars with a little more breathing room. Canada finished with a 25-24 advantage in shots on goal. The Canadians are back on the ice Friday for the second of three preliminary-round games against AMHL competition at the season-opening tournament, taking on the Calgary Flames (5 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Calgary Northstars
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Szabados, Shannon
G31  Lacasse, Geneviève
  Agosta, Meghan
  Larocque, Jocelyne
  Rougeau, Lauriane
  Johnston, Rebecca
  Stacey, Laura
  Wakefield, Jennifer
 11  Saulnier, Jill
 12  Mikkelson, Meaghan
 14  Fast, Renata
 15  Daoust, Mélodie
 17  Bram, Bailey
 18  Krzyzaniak, Halli
 19  Jenner, Brianne
 23  Ambrose, Erin
 24  Spooner, Natalie
 26  Clark, Emily
 40  Turnbull, Blayre
 46  Potomak, Amy
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st12 2:00 Hooking 5:391 5:397:39
3rd14 2:00 Delay of Game 5:481 5:487:48
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CALGARY NORTHSTARS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Smith, Sam
G31  Pilon, Blake
  Dyck, Matt
  Jones, Lucas
  Orzeck, Nolan
  Osler, Hugh
  Robinson, Kiano
  Ruscienski, Kieran
  Thompson, Scott
  Adams, Brendan
 10  Belanger, A.J.
 11  Franczak, Riker
 12  Iannuzzi, Sebastian
 14  MacAdam, Cam
 15  Porterfield, Nicholas
 16  Spadafora, Luke
 17  Wallz, Ryan
 18  Weinkauf, Spencer
 19  Wenzel, Dylan
 20  Yewchuk, Zac
CALGARY NORTHSTARS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd10 2:00 Hooking 9:301 9:3011:30
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) CALGARY NORTHSTARS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd13:05  15-2-40            
3rd3:00  24-9            
                
                
CALGARY NORTHSTARS Goals CALGARY NORTHSTARS PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st7:30 PP 6-11-2            
2nd6:59  14-16-11            
2nd19:35  18-15-20            
3rd18:23 EN 10            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 0 / 1
CALGARY NORTHSTARS 1 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
CALGARY NORTHSTARS 2 min / 1 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
CALGARY NORTHSTARS 4 G + 6 A = 10 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA0112
CALGARY NORTHSTARS1214
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Szabados (40:00) (L)412016/0:002nd/20:00
CAN - Lacasse (17:21) 0044/0:003rd/17:21
CAN - Lacasse (0:56) 0011/18:243rd/19:20
NOR - Smith (60:00) (W)68923/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official NWT - Fall Festival Game Report.