MANITOBA DEFEATS NOVA SCOTIA, ADVANCES TO SEMI-FINALS AGAINST SASKATCHEWAN
The Team Manitoba Female Under – 18 team advanced to the semi-finals at the Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse on Thursday with a 6-1 victory over Nova Scotia. A complete copy of the game summary can be found here.
It took 19:20 before Manitoba could get on the board as Lockport’s Chelsea Illchuk gave Manitoba a late first period lead.
Winnipeg’s Jenelle Kohanchuk upped the lead to 2-0 midway through the second beating Nova Scotia goalie Carmen McDonald with a slapshot. Nova Scotia would reply quickly after that with their own powerplay marker before Ste. Anne’s Bailey Bram scored on a wraparound to make it 3-1.
Kohanchuk would add her second of the game on a mirror play of Bram’s goal with 1:38 left to play in the frame to give Manitoba a 4-1 lead heading into the third.
Third period goals by Winnipeg’s Chelsea Karpenko, along with Illchuk’s second of the game lifted Manitoba to a 6-1 win. Delayne Brian secured the victory in goal for Manitoba, turning aside 32 of 33 shots as Manitoba outshot Nova Scotia 48-33.
The victory means Manitoba will meet Team Saskatchewan in the semi-finals on Friday with the winner advancing to Saturday morning’s championship game where they will face the winner of the Ontario-Quebec semi-final.
You can follow along with adventures of the Female Hockey team on their blog at teammanitoba.blogspot.com.
Complete coverage of the Female hockey portion of the Canada Winter Games can be found here or by visiting the official Canada Winter Games site at www.2007canadagames.ca.