Recap | Box Score
|1st – 00:44||Jessie Hurrell (Laurier)|
|2nd – 02:41||Megan Howe (Laurier)|
|2nd – 09:25||Montana Merante (Laurier)|
|2nd – 17:46||Jessie Hurrell (Laurier)|
|2nd – 18:37||Erika Kiviaho (Laurier)|
|3rd – 18:26||Robyn Degagne (Laurier)|
| G: Jessie Hurrell – 2
A: 3 Players (#21, #77, #97 – 2)
Sh: Devon Skeats – 6
Sv: Amanda Smith – 22
| G: N/A
Sh: Marie-Pier Arsenault – 4
Sv: Gabrielle Forget – 32
|Power Plays||0 for 2||0 for 4|
|Penalties (min)||4 (8)||2 (4)|
|Shots on Goal||38||22|
|Face Offs Won||26||25|
Courtesy of Kelsey Pye (host organizing committee) /Photo credit Keith Minchin
FREDERICTON (CIS) – The second-seeded Wilfrid LaurierGolden Hawks flew past the No. 3 Université de MonctonAigles Bleues 6-0 Friday afternoon in the third game of theScotiabank CIS women’s hockey championship at the Grant HarveyCentre in Fredericton.
Laurier was downed by fifth-seeded McGill 4-1 yesterday in thefirst game of the tournament. Moncton is the third team in Pool B,and will play McGill tomorrow afternoon.
Laurier’s head coach Rick Osborne said this victory was crucial tostay in contention for a medal.
“We needed to make sure, number one, that we kept the goals againstdown,” he said. “I like the zeroes [on the scoreboard] at any timebut especially when there could be a possible differential, ifthere’s a tiebreaker. It gives us a chance.”
The Golden Hawks started the game with lots of energy as Laurier’sJessie Hurrell scored their first goal 44 seconds into the period.The team then continued to dominate, putting pressure on the AiglesBleues and keeping play in their end. Moncton couldn’t matchLaurier’s speed early, but halfway through the period the GoldenHawks slowed down. Moncton took control and used strongforechecking to keep Laurier at bay. At the end of the first, bothteams had managed 11 shots.
The second period saw Laurier dominate the Aigles Bleues. Monctoncouldn’t clear their zone and Laurier scored four goals throughMegan Howe, Montana Merante, Jessie Hurrell, and Laura Brooker.Laurier had 13 shots to Moncton’s 8.
The Aigles Bleues were able to fight the Golden Hawks off for mostof the third period. Lauriernstayed near the net to get therebounds, but rookie goaltender Gabrielle Forget made someincredible saves. Robyn Degagne finalized the Golden Hawks’6-0 win with only 1:34 left in the game. Laurier outshot the AiglesBleues 37-22.
Devon Skeats, Tammy Freiburger, Laura Brooker, and Jessie Hurrellall recorded two points in the game and five of seven of the GoldenHawks’ dressed rookies had points. The 6-0 victory ties the biggestlead Laurier has ever recorded at a CIS championship when theyplayed Manitoba in 2005.
Both Laurier and Moncton started rookie goaltenders. Amanda Smithof the Golden Hawks recorded two shutouts in the OUA championshipseries. Forget had a shutout in the final game of AUS playoffs.
Aigles Bleues head coach Denis Ross thought his team lost too manypucks and didn’t take the opportunities they were given.
“If there’s six players on the ice, they have to play together. Ifthere’s one girl that doesn’t do the right thing, you get introuble and somebody has to step in.”
Ross said he plans to start Forget again tomorrow againstMcGill.
Osborne thinks that, despite a 6-0 loss, Moncton has a lot of fightleft in them.
“I think Moncton will rebound because the way they forechecked totheir goaltender is good. I’m looking for them to have a reallygood game. Anything can happen.”
The Scotiabank CIS women’s hockey championship continues Fridaynight as the host team St. Thomas University Tommies take on thefourth-seeded University of Saskatchewan Huskies.
SCHEDULE,RESULTS & POOL STANDINGS (all times ATLANTICTIME)
PoolA GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
1.MTL 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 3
2.STU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3. SASK 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
PoolB GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
1.McG 1 1 0 0 0 4 1 3
2. WLU 2 1 0 0 1 7 4 3
3.MCT 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
NOTE (scoring system):
Win in regulation (W): 3 points
Win in overtime or shootout (OTW): 2 points
Loss in overtime or shootout (OTL): 1 point
Loss in regulation (L): 0 point
Thursday, March 13
14:00 Pool B #1: McGill 4, Wilfrid Laurier 1
19:00 Pool A #1: Montreal 3, Saskatchewan 0
Friday, March 14
14:00 Pool B #2: Wilfrid Laurier 6, Moncton 0
19:00 Pool A #2: No. 4 Saskatchewan vs. No. 6 St. Thomas (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
* The webcast of the championship final will be on pay-per-viewbasis.
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