University of Manitoba Bisons – 0
U-18 Team Manitoba – 4
(Max Bell Centre)
In a game with very little ups and downs, the fourth-ranked Manitoba Bisons women’s hockey team fell 4-0 to Team Manitoba on Thursday, December 30 at the Max Bell Centre.
This was the Bisons’ second game of the inaugural Bison Hockey Holiday Classic. Their first was a 5-0 loss at the hands of the number one ranked McGill Martlets yesterday. Today’s game marked Team Manitoba’s first contest of the tournament.
Despite this being their first game, Team Manitoba showed no signs of nervousness. Despite being significantly younger than the Bisons team, Team Manitoba shut down the Bisons with a superb blend of offense and defence. While goaltender, Chantal Lischynski stopped every shot she saw during the game, Team Manitoba took advantage of stellar offensive performances by Jessica Carswell and Tess Houston. Carswell and Houston each scored a goal and two assists in Thursday’s contest. Other goals were scored by Kristrine Grenier, who also had an assist, and Jennifer More.
The first period was relatively quiet for both sides with Team Manitoba getting the majority of the chances. Team Manitoba was able to notch one goal in the first frame, the lone goal in the period.
Team Manitoba did not hesitate to add to their lead. Forward, Kristine Grenier scored in the early stages of the second period to make the score 2-0. It looked as if the period would end this way but Team Manitoba pulled off quite an eventful final 17 seconds of the second period. Team Manitoba scored twice during this 17 second span to make the score 4-0 as the teams headed to the dressing rooms for the second intermission.
The third period saw both teams get chances but no one was able to get one past either goalie. This was good news for Chantal Lischynski as she was able to hang on for the shutout, stopping 15 shots during the game.
While Team Manitoba tries to make it two straight tomorrow against Saskatchewan, Manitoba, who has not scored all tournament, will try to get their first win and first goal against the University of North Dakota.
MB #18 More (#19 Wiens, #9 Grenier)
MB #9 Grenier (#8 Houston, #11 Carswell)
MB #8 Houston (#2 Krzyzaniak, #11 Carswell) PP
MB #11 Carswell (#8 Houston, #13 Bram)
Rest of the Bison Hockey Holiday Classic non-conference tournament schedule
Dec. 29: McGill 5 Manitoba 0
Dec. 29: Alberta 4 Saskatchewan 1
Dec. 30: Team Manitoba 4 Manitoba 0
Dec. 30: Saskatchewan vs. McGill 1:30pm CT at Max Bell Arena
Dec. 30: Alberta vs. UND 5:00pm CT at Max Bell Arena
Dec. 31: Team Manitoba vs. Saskatchewan 10:00am CT at Max Bell Arena
Dec. 31: Alberta vs. McGill 1:30pm CT at Max Bell Arena
Dec. 31: UND vs. Manitoba 5:00pm CT at Max Bell Arena