Game Report 2742 National Women's U18 Championship
PLAYED AT: Access Event Centre
Date: Nov 8, 2019
GAME NOTES: SASKATCHEWAN ADVANCES TO FIRST GOLD MEDAL GAME QUINTON AMUNDSON MORDEN, Man. – Powered by one-goal-and-two-assist performances from Neena Brick (Regina, Sask.) and Lauren Focht (Regina, Sask.), Saskatchewan edged Ontario Blue 3-1 in the first semifinal at the 2019 National Women’s Under-18 Championship on Friday. This win advances Saskatchewan to its first appearance in the gold medal game. The best showing for the prairie province before this year was a fourth-place finish at the 2017 tourney in Quebec City, Que. Saskatchewan will either face Ontario Red, the four-time defending champion, or Quebec in the gold medal game on Saturday in Winkler, Man. (4 p.m. CT). Arden Kliewer (Saskatoon, Sask.) helped vault her province to its maiden championship appearance with a 25-save afternoon, while Jessie McPherson (Chatham, Ont.) stopped 20 of 22 shots in defeat. In the opening 20 minutes, Ontario Blue and Saskatchewan each lived up to its reputation for playing sterling defence. There was virtually zero daylight for players on either side to manufacture offence. Both Kliewer and McPherson easily parried aside the tests directed their way. Ontario Blue outshot Saskatchewan 9-4 in period one. Anna-Liese King (Regina, Sask.) broke the stalemate just 28 seconds into the second stanza by beating McPherson with a powerful blast from the left face-off circle. Celeste Beaudoin (Stouffville, Ont.) responded for Ontario Blue under four minutes later, deflecting in a Taylor Larsen (Bolton, Ont.) drive from the left point. Brick restored Saskatchewan’s lead just shy of the halfway point of the match with a wrist shot to the top of the right corner on an odd-man break after being sprung by a deft chip pass from Focht. Saskatchewan’s two-goal outburst in the second was spurred by its edge in puck possession. The prairie province outshot Ontario Blue 11-9. While Ontario Blue did manage a couple of looks in the third period, Saskatchewan maintained its defensive poise and cruised toward the finish line. Focht sent the Saskatchewan supporters into a frenzy with her empty-net goal with 1:40 remaining. Both teams netted eight shots in the final frame.
Visiting Team: Saskatchewan
Head Coach: Nolan Horbach
Assistant Coach: Jean Fauchon
Assistant Coach: Colleen Sostorics
Home Team: Ontario Blue
Head Coach: Geoff Haddaway
Assistant Coach: Darcy Breakey
Assistant Coach: Kayla Lascelle
SASKATCHEWAN LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G31  Kliewer, Arden
  Weller, Chantel
  Bohlken, Larissa
  King, Anna-Liese
  Messier, Ashley
  Morphy, Elise
  Sperling, Chace
  Stevely, Brooklyn
  Zuchotzki, Kendra
  Anderson, Brooklyn
 10  Bailey, Hanna
 11  Bear, Jordyn
 12  Brick, Neena
 13  Desmarais, Jasper
 14  Focht, Lauren
 15  Kendall, Sara
 16  Kirwan, Baylee
 17  Kushniruk, Makena
 18  Oleksyn, Paris
 19  Terry, Tavia
SASKATCHEWAN PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
3rd2:00 Cross-Checking 10:261 10:26
3rd2:00 Hit to the Head 19:021 19:02
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
ONTARIO BLUE LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G31  McPherson, Jessie
  Jefferies, Melissa
  Machado, Alyssa
  Beacom, Kambel
 10  Desmarais, Madison
 11  Truter, Chavonne
 12  Harvey, Emma
 13  Larsen, Taylor
 15  Bjorgan, Rachel
 16  Wunder, Isabel
 20  Fortin, Kendra
 21  Vaslet, Mya
 22  Stockdale, Kathryn
 29  Beaudoin, Celeste
 32  Kingsley, Mireille
 71  McQuigge, Kirstyn
 84  Welk, Kayla
 88  Bahl, Kristina
 93  Muhn, Olivia
 94  Lester, Paige
ONTARIO BLUE PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st13 2:00 Tripping 16:011 16:01
3rd88 2:00 Interference 5:301 5:30
3rd16 2:00 Bench Minor 6:531 6:53
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SASKATCHEWAN GoalsSASKATCHEWAN PLAYERS (plus)ONTARIO BLUE PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd:28  3-14-12            
2nd9:42  12-14-4            
3rd18:20 EN 14-12            
ONTARIO BLUE GoalsONTARIO BLUE PLAYERS (plus)SASKATCHEWAN PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd3:53  29-13            
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SASKATCHEWAN0 / 3
ONTARIO BLUE0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
SASKATCHEWAN4 min / 2 inf
ONTARIO BLUE6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SASKATCHEWAN3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
ONTARIO BLUE1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SASKATCHEWAN0213
ONTARIO BLUE0101
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SK - Kliewer (60:00) (W)98825/0:003rd/20:00
ON-B - McPherson (60:00) (L)49720/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:1:00 PM
  -  End:3:10 PM
  -  Attendance: 
OFFICIALS
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official National Women's U18 Championship Game Report.