Friday, April 24, 2009
The second day of game play at the Female U18 BC Cup had five (5) games on the schedule. The Female U18 BC Cup is being held in Salmon Arm from April 23-29 at the Sunwave Centre. The top 120 female Under 18 players have been invited to the event, with 46 players being selected to attend the Female Provincial Development Camp in the summer. A
for the event can be viewed on the BC Hockey website under the Female U18 section.
The first game of the day pitted Team Canucks against Team Stars. Each team came out flying, but it was the Stars on the board first with a marker by Taralynn Suzuki (Fraser Valley Zone) at the eight (8) minute mark of the first period. The Canuck’s Dani Robb (Vancouver Island Zone) scored the equalizer with two (2) minutes to play in the period. The Canucks continued their momentum into the second period and were rewarded with a goal by Kristina Schmidt (Greater Vancouver Zone). The teams would battle in the third, but neither could beat the others goaltenders and the game ended 2-1 in favour of the Canucks
Team Flyers took on Team Sharks in the second game of the day. It was the Flyers on the board first with a goal by Ashlynne Moore (Vancouver Island Zone). With the score 1-0 heading into the second period, the Flyers continued their momentum scoring two (2) goals in the first six (6) minutes of play. Madeline Eeles (Fraser Valley Zone) scored the first and Alex Bouchard (North Zone) scored the second to give the Flyers the 3-0 lead. The Sharks answered the Flyers with a goal by Alexandra Yallouz (Greater Vancouver Zone) with five (5) minutes to play, but this was quickly answered by the Canuck’s Ashley Fisher (Greater Vancouver Zone). The Shark’s Julia Flinton (North Zone) cut the lead to two (2) before the period was over with her first goal of the tournament. The third period solved nothing and the Flyer’s Ashlynne Moore scored her second goal of the game into the empty net to give her team the 5-2 win.
The third game of the day had Team Canucks taking on Team Sabres. The Canucks flew out of the gate scoring two (2) goals in the first nine (9) minutes of play. Goal scorers for the Canucks were Erin McIntosh (Fraser Valley Zone) and Lauren Ruggerio (Greater Vancouver Zone). The Sabres were able to weather the storm and at the 10 minute mark of the first period Lindsay Audia (Kootenay Zone) scored to cut the Canucks lead to one (1). After a scoreless second period the Sabres were determined to get back in the game in the third period. With six (6) minutes to play, Ayla Oppenheim (Okanagan Zone) scored to tie the game at two (2) and this is how it would finish, 2-2.
The fourth game of the day pitted Team Sharks against Team Bruins. The Bruin’s Kendra Young (North Zone) scored one (1) minute into the game to give her team the early 1-0 lead. Young added to the Bruins lead mid-way through the second period with her second goal of the game. Mid-way through the third period the Sharks were finally able to crack the Bruin’s goaltender. The goal was scored by Cassie Sam (North Zone). This was as close as the Bruins would get, Emma Ross (Kootenay Zone) added an empty net goal late to give the Bruins the 3-1 win.
In the fifth and final game of Day two (2), Team Sabres took on Team Stars. The Sabre’s Lindsay Audia (Kootenay Zone) opened the scoring eight (8) minutes into the game to give her team the 1-0 lead. The Sabres continued their momentum into the second period with two (2) goals to start the period. The first goal was scored by Tamara Berger (Vancouver Island Zone) three (3) minutes into the period and Mary Clay Geneau (Vancouver Island Zone) scored two (2) minutes later. The Stars regrouped and Chyna Yim (Greater Vancouver Zone) scored to cut the Sabres lead too two (2). The unfazed Sabres added to their lead with a Taylor Gedig (Okanagan Zone) marker at the 11 minute mark of the period. The Stars responded at the six (6) minute mark with a Morgan Mowatt (Kootenay Zone) goal, but before the period was over Audia scored her second goal of the game to give the Sabres the 5-2 lead. Early in the third period the Stars scored two (2) quick goals to cut the lead to one (1). Brittany Laing (Fraser Valley Zone) scored the first and Robin Murphy (North Zone) with the second. This was as close as the Stars would get, the Sabre’s Kayla Natarelli (Vancouver Island Zone) scored with two (2) minutes to play to give the Sabres the 6-4 win.
The Female U18 BC Cup offers the top female players in the BC Hockey Female High Performance U18 Program the unique experience of competing with the best players in their age group from across the province. The objective of the Program is to enhance the overall performance of BC athletes, coaches and officials in high level sporting events.
At the 2007 BC Cup the Female program adopted the Jamboree style format that the Male U17 program had been using. Evenly distributed teams create a more competitive atmosphere allowing athletes to play with different people and allow evaluators to assess players in the fairest environment possible.
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