Recap | Box Score
|St. Thomas ()||0||1||0||1|
|1st – 14:57||Felicia Anctil (Moncton)|
|2nd – 18:19||Teah Anderson (St. Thomas)|
|3rd – 09:36||PP – Marika Lacroix (Moncton)|
| G: Teah Anderson – 1
A: 2 Players (#11, #16 – 1)
| G: 2 Players (#10, #18 – 1)
A: 2 Players (#20, #21 – 1)
Sh: Catherine Dumas – 4
Sv: Gabrielle Forget – 27
|TEAM STATISTICS||St. Thomas||Moncton|
|Power Plays||0 for 4||1 for 6|
|Penalties (min)||7 (14)||4 (8)|
|Shots on Goal||28||21|
|Face Offs Won||26||38|
Courtesy of Kelsey Pye (host organizingcommittee)
FREDERICTON (CIS) – The Université de MonctonAigles Bleues defeated the tournament host St. Thomas Tommies 2-1in the fifth place game of the Scotiabank CIS women’s hockeychampionship Sunday morning at the Grant Harvey Centre inFredericton.
Denis Ross, head coach of the Aigles Bleues, considered the winimportant for next season.
“It was very important for our morals and to start next season. Wehad no players on our team that had [national] experience, now allof them have experience,” he said.
It took both the Tommies and the Aigles Bleues a bit of time tobuild up energy. The teams had lots of back and forth play, withboth sides suffering bad turnovers and spending a lot of time inthe neutral zone. Moncton was on the board first at 14:57. STU’sEliza Snider fell over with the puck near the net, andFélicia Anctil grabbed it, deked Tommies goalie KristinWolfe, and slid the puck in behind her. After 20, the shots stood10-9 Moncton.
Anctil thinks the win was important after losing both round-robingames in the tournament.
“Everything we’ve been through…that’s the thing we wanted. Itdidn’t go as well in the beginning because we lost the two gamesbut just to win the last even though it doesn’t have a medal, it’show we wanted to finish the season.”
STU was visibly tired in the second period. Bad cross-ice passesled to turnovers, but Wolfe was solid in net. STU’s Teah Andersonscored an equalizer at 18:19, after the puck hit Moncton netminderGabrielle Forget and deflected in. Moncton had 10 shots in theperiod to STU’s four.
The Tommies had a tough time in the third period. They had thedrive but were worn out and couldn’t complete plays. STU wasgetting chances at Forget, but had trouble finishing. The AiglesBleues secured the 2-1 win after Marika Lacroix scored a power-playgoal halfway through the third. Shots favoured Moncton 28-21.
Tommies head coach Peter Murphy said his team exceeded expectationsthis tournament, which is exactly what he was hoping for.
“As much as people say these are the top-ranked teams in thecountry, we’re not that far off. Some people might have thoughtthat beforehand…as much as people say ‘good luck’, you can tellfrom their face there was “I hope you don’t get slaughtered”look.”
The bronze medal game between Wilfrid Laurier and Saskatchewantakes place at 2 p.m. AST Sunday. Montreal and McGill will meet inthe gold medal game at 6:30, live on Sportsnet 360.
SCHEDULE,RESULTS & POOL STANDINGS (all times ATLANTICTIME)
Final Pool Standings
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: Moncton 2, St. Thomas 1
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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