Recap | Box Score
|St. Thomas ()||0||0||0||0|
|1st – 16:54||PP – Maude Gelinas (Montreal)|
|2nd – 08:33||SH – Ariane Barker (Montreal)|
|3rd – 01:25||PP – Audrey Gariepy (Montreal)|
|3rd – 18:31||Katherine Richard (Montreal)|
| G: 4 Players (#7, #25, #64, #84 – 1)
A: 6 Players (#7, #9, #16, #28, #81, #84 – 1)
Sh: Marion Allemoz – 8
Sv: Elodie Rousseau-Sirois – 23
|TEAM STATISTICS||St. Thomas||Montreal|
|Power Plays||0 for 4||2 for 8|
|Penalties (min)||8 (16)||4 (8)|
|Shots on Goal||23||34|
|Face Offs Won||26||34|
Courtesy of Kelsey Pye (host organizingcommittee)
FREDERICTON (CIS) – The reigning championUniversité de Montreal Carabins are headed to the gold medalgame for the third straight year after defeating the tournamenthost St. Thomas University Tommies 4-0 Saturday night in the finalPool A game of the Scotiabank CIS women’s hockey championship inFredericton.
The Carabins will play archrival McGill on Sunday night, after theMartlets secured their spot with an 8-2 win over Moncton in thePool B finale, Saturday afternoon. Sunday’s CIS final will betelevised on Sportsnet 360 at 6:30 p.m. Atlantic Time (5:30ET).
The Montreal-McGill overall series is tied at 4-4 this season,with the Martlets taking three of five duels in conference play butthe Carabins winning the best-of-three RSEQ final in threematches.
Isabelle Leclaire, whose Carabins lost to Calgary in the 2012 CISfinal but defeated the same Dinos a year ago to claim their firstnational banner, said this game was great preparation for thefinal.
“St. Thomas gave us a very good game…I’m pretty sure they playedtheir best hockey of the season. You can’t ask for a betterpreparation. I think they tested us today, so I’m happy about that.We had to step it up,” she said.
The game started with high energy levels from both teams. St.Thomas applied lots of pressure and did a good job of stoppingMontreal at the blue line. Slowly the Carabins gained speed, and at16:54 Maude Gélinas scored a power-play goal to get Montrealon the board. Shots favoured the Carabins 14-6 after 20.
The Tommies were able to bring the play to the Montreal zone morein the second period, but a shorthanded goal by Carabins forwardAriane Barker put the Tommies in a two-goal deficit. STU goaltenderKristin Wolfe came out to play the puck but missed, and Barkereasily slipped it into the empty net. The Tommies had lots of badturnovers in the neutral zone, but managed to keep the score 2-0.At the end of the second, Montreal had 27 shots to STU’s 18.
St. Thomas received a penalty at the 20:00 mark of the secondperiod, so Montreal started the third with a power-play. AudreyGariépy of the Carabins netted Montreal’s third goal at1:25. STU tried to keep pace and managed to tie up the Carabinsmore along the boards. Montreal’s Katherine Richard finalized the4-0 win at 18:31. The Tommies recorded 23 shots, while STU’sKristin Wolfe faced 34 from Montreal.
Audrey Gariépy and Ariane Barker both recorded a goal and anassist.
Montreal’s goaltender Élodie Rousseau-Sirois said she can’twait to be back in the gold medal game.
“It’s really fun to be back in the final for the third time in arow. We worked hard all year for that. Everything that happened inthe past is now forgotten – we start from scratch,” she said.
St. Thomas will now go on to play Moncton Sunday morning for fifthspot. Tommies head coach Peter Murphy said that game still countsfor everything.
“You don’t play at this level to lose. You don’t go places to lose.You play to win…We’ll go and represent the university welltomorrow morning, just like we did today and just like we didyesterday.”
Scotiabank CIS women’s hockey championship action continues Sundayat 10 a.m. AT when St. Thomas and Moncton compete for fifth place.Saskatchewan and Laurier will play for bronze at 2 p.m.
SCHEDULE,RESULTS & POOL STANDINGS (all times ATLANTICTIME)
PoolA GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
1.MTL 2 2 0 0 0 7 0 6
2. SASK 2 1 0 0 1 3 5 3
3.STU 2 0 0 0 2 2 7 0
PoolB GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
1.McG 2 2 0 0 0 12 3 6
2. WLU 2 1 0 0 1 7 4 3
3.MCT 2 0 0 0 2 2 14 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: Saskatchewan 3, St. Thomas 2
Saturday, March 15
14:00 Pool B #3: McGill 8, Moncton 2
19:00 Pool A #3: Montreal 4, St. Thomas 0
Sunday, March 16
10:00 5th Place: No. 3 Moncton vs. No. 6 St. Thomas (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
14:00 Bronze: No. 2 Wilfrid Laurier vs. No. 4 Saskatchewan (
18:30 Final: No. 5 McGill vs. No. 1 Montreal (Sportsnet 360 &www.CIS-SIC.tv)
* The webcast of the championship final will be on pay-per-viewbasis.
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