2016-17 National Women's Team

Red 4 - Royals AAA 1



CALGARY, Alta. – Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Linköping HC, SWE) had a pair of goals, including the game-winner, to help Red stay unbeaten at Canada’s National Women’s Team Fall Festival with a 4-1 win over the Calgary AAA Royals on Saturday afternoon.

The victory is the third in as many days for Red, which edged the Calgary AAA Flames 4-3 in overtime Thursday night before coming from behind for a 4-2 win over White on Friday.

The Canadian women spread around the offence; seven different players recorded points in a fast-paced game with few whistles.

The goaltending duo of Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta./Calgary, CWHL) and Erica Howe (Orleans, Ont./Brampton, CWHL) stopped 25 of 26 shots to the record the win.

The teams traded a handful of chances early on, but the game remained scoreless until the early moments of the second period.

Just 1:58 into the middle frame, Sophie Shirley (Saskatoon, Sask./Okanagan Hockey Academy, CSSHL) hustled to negate an icing and snapped a shot through Royals goaltender Samuel Burford to give Red a 1-0 lead.

That would be the lone marker of the second, despite a combined 23 shots on goal.

Wakefield doubled the advantage 4:38 into the third period, redirecting a Sarah Davis (Paradise, N.L.,/Calgary, CWHL) shot up and over Burford, and Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) roofed a wrist shot off the rush to put Red up 3-0 seven minutes later.

A late Royals power play became a six-on-four with Burford on the bench, but Wakefield found the empty net for a shorthanded marker with 1:40 to go to round out the scoring for White.

Alex MacLeod made good on the Calgary power play just 33 seconds after that to spoil the Red shutout.

Red will conclude its Fall Festival schedule with an intrasquad match-up against White on Sunday morning (9 a.m. MT), followed by the Royals meeting the Calgary AAA Flames (12:30 p.m. MT).

Game Information
Game # 6 Round Exhibition
Arena Markin MacPhail Centre – Arena A Location Calgary, Alta.
Date Saturday, September 17, 2016 Time 3:45 p.m. MT


Box Score 1 2 3 Total
RED 0 1 3 4
ROY 0 0 1 1


Goals & Penalties
First Period
Goals :

Penalties :
12:27 RED Sophie Shirley (Holding)
Second Period
Goals :
01:58 RED Sophie Shirley (Renata Fast)

Penalties :
09:46 ROY Alex Heal (High-sticking)
10:26 RED Lauriane Rougeau (Holding)
12:00 ROY Tyler Winquist (Tripping)
12:45 ROY J.C. Ingram (Body-checking)
15:55 RED Sarah Edney (Hooking)
Third Period
Goals :
04:38 RED Jennifer Wakefield (Sarah Davis)
11:11 RED Natalie Spooner (Laura Stacey, Marie-Philip Poulin)
18:20 RED Jennifer Wakefield SH-EN
18:53 ROY Alex McLeod (Alex Heal, Dominic Turner) PP

Penalties :
16:58 RED Marie-Philip Poulin (Hooking)


RED Emerance Maschemeyer; Erica Howe (2nd/09:46)
ROY Samuel Burford


Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
RED 9 12 6 27
ROY 9 11 6 26
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