BRONZE Scotiabank CIS women’s hockey championship: Saskatchewan claims first-ever CIS medal

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Recap | Recap | Box Score

Final 1 2 3 T
Saskatchewan () 1 2 3 6
Laurier () 1 1 1 3
Scoring Summary
1st – 05:56 Robyn Degagne (Laurier)
1st – 17:13 PP – Julia Flinton (Saskatchewan)
2nd – 04:39 PP – Julia Flinton (Saskatchewan)
2nd – 18:11 Laura Brooker (Laurier)
2nd – 19:47 PP – Julia Flinton (Saskatchewan)
3rd – 00:28 SH – Devon Skeats (Laurier)
3rd – 07:15 PP – Sara Greschner (Saskatchewan)
3rd – 12:42 PP – Sara Greschner (Saskatchewan)
3rd – 19:33 EN – Marley Ervine (Saskatchewan)


Saskatchewan Laurier
G: Julia Flinton – 3
A: 3 Players (#6, #18, #28 – 2)
Sh: Marley Ervine – 6
Sv: Cassidy Hendricks – 39
G: 3 Players (#21, #71, #77 – 1)
A: 3 Players (#2, #20, #77 – 1)
Sh: Laura Brooker – 10
Sv: Amanda Smith – 22
TEAM STATISTICS Saskatchewan Laurier
Power Plays 5 for 7 0 for 6
Shorthanded Goals 0 1
Penalties (min) 9 (18) 8 (16)
Shots on Goal 28 42
Face Offs Won 54 41

full stats

Courtesy of Kelsey Pye (host organizingcommittee)

FREDERICTON (CIS) – The University of Saskatchewan Huskiesgrabbed their first-ever CIS medal after defeating the WilfridLaurier Golden Hawks 6-3 in the bronze medal game of the ScotiabankCIS women’s hockey championship Sunday afternoon at theGrant-Harvey Centre in Fredericton.

Huskies head coach Steve Kook said placing third at nationals isonly going to help their program grow.

“The biggest thing you get on your first trip out here is gettingsome experience and getting to see what’s it like…for us to do itat such a good age, I can only think that’s going to have goodthings,” he said. “It’s our first trip here. To walk away with somehardware is pretty rewarding.”

Both teams played a speedy and skilled first period. Plays werecompleted smoothly and each end saw lots of action. Laurier’sDegagne opened scoring, catching the rebound off Saskatchewan’sgoalie Cassidy Hendricks. Huskies defence Julia Flinton found apower-play goal near the end of the period, shooting from the pointand beating Laurier’s rookie goalie Amanda Smith. Shots favouredSaskatchewan 11-9.

The second period saw more force from Laurier. However, penaltieswere the Golden Hawks’ problem, as Saskatchewan scored twopower-play goals – both of which were scored by Flinton. In betweenHuskie goals Laurier was able to add one to the scoreboard with agoal from Laura Brooker in 4-on-4 play.

Saskatchewan’s Julia Flinton had a career game, recording a naturalhattrick in the first two periods. All of her goals were on thepower-play, and the Huskies went five for seven withman-advantages.

“To [get a hattrick] in the bronze medal game is just phenomenal,”she said. “I couldn’t have asked to do it with a better group ofpeople.”

Laurier was able to tie the game up at three apiece 28 seconds intothe third, as Devon Skeats scored shorthanded. Saskatchwan addedtwo more power-play goals, both scored by Sara Greschner.Saskatchewan’s Marley Ervine threw a final goal in the empty net tofinalize their 6-3 win. Laurier led the Huskies in shots, 42 to26.

Sara Greschner, Kaitlin Willoughby, Cami Wooster, and HannaMcGillivray all recorded two points for the Huskies. Laurier’sLaura Brooker also grabbed a goal and an assist.

Rick Osborne, head coach of the Golden Hawks, wasn’t happy with theresult but said there are no excuses.

“From a tournament perspective, we put ourselves right where weexpected we could get to after game one…It’s hard to explain, butit’s all on us. We pride ourselves on being able to weather thosethings.”

The final game of the Scotiabank CIS women’s hockey championshiptakes place Sunday night, when defending champs Montreal will takeon McGill for gold. The game will be broadcast on Sportsnet 360 at6:30 p.m. AST.

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: Saskatchewan 6, Wilfrid Laurier 3
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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