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Bell Scores Winner in OT to Defeat US 1-0 in Final Round-Robin Game
Jan 11, 2017, 4:05 pm
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team has advanced to the semifinals at the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, finishing with a perfect 3-0-0 record in the preliminary round after a 1-0 overtime win against the United States.
Ashton Bell (Deloraine, Man./Westman, MFMHL) netted the overtime winner for Canada, scoring 1:57 into the extra period to lift Canada to victory. Danika Ranger (Uxbridge, Ont./Durham, PWHL) earned the shutout between the pipes, turning away all 23 of the Americans attempts.
“That goal was just a great team effort; they freed up the puck for me and I got a clear shot on net. It was a great game all the way out to the D and up to the forwards, and our goalie had an amazing game. It was just a great team win.”
Bell on her overtime winner and Canada’s performance
“I think the whole team played very well and very aggressive. We all had that drive to play against the U.S. team because it’s such a great rivalry and I think we battled hard throughout the whole game and it was just a great game overall.”
Congrats to Wildcats standout, Ashton Bell, who was named Captain of Team Canada at U18 World Championships
The Westman Wildcats completed a very difficult 3 game road trip with a 3-2 victory over Eastman today in Steinbach.
After a scoreless 1st period, Andrea Sanderson got the ball rolling with a breakaway goal at the 13:41 mark of the 2nd period off a nice feed from Shae Vallotton. The Wildcats would extend the lead 3 minutes later when Shae Vallotton hammered home a point shot top shelf to make it 2-0. Andrea Sanderson picked up the assist on the goal. Eastman would respond a minute and a half later as they crashed the net and buried a rebound to make it 2-1. That is how the period would end.
The Selects pushed hard in the 3rd period and managed to score on the powerplay at the 13:32 mark. The Wildcats would have a good response, however, on the following shift as Andrea Sanderson ripped a shot over the goaltender's glove to restore the one goal lead with 12:36 remaining. Mckenzie Meek picked up the assist on the play. The Wildcats would shut it down from there despite a couple of shaky moments to preserve the victory.
Kaitie Slator picked up the win in net stopping 27 of 29 shots. The Wildcats took 2 of 5 minor penalties.
Wildcats Win 1-0 Over Eastman
Jan 7, 2017, 8:19 pm
An early 2nd period goal was all the Westman Wildcats needed as Jenna Marshall stopped all 18 shots she faced to secure a 1-0 victory over Eastman this afternoon in Steinbach.
Brooky Klein hammered home a rebound off a shot from Mckenzie Meek that bounced off the post after the Eastman goalie got a piece of her shot.
Westman fired 27 shots on the Selects net. Eastman took the lone minor penalty in the game.
The Wildcats and Eastman will square off again tomorrow in Steinbach.