from Josh Howald
UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE WINS GREAT LAKES CHALLENGE!
Lethbridge 2 Regina 1
Superheat FGH is pleased to announce the University of Lethbridge has won the 2011 Great Lakes Challenge, a CIS women's hockey tournament in Kincardine, Ontario.
The Alberta based Pronghorns went a perfect 3-0 in the three-day event, clinching the points title with an exciting 2-1 win over the University of Regina Cougars Sunday afternoon.
Paige Wheeler broke a scoreless tie in the second period to give the Cougars, coached by Kincardine native Sarah Hodges, a 1-0 lead. But the Pronghorns drew even on a great looking solo rush by Shelby Ballendine. Minutes later, Kristin Reeves beat a defender to the outside and scored the game winner with less than six minute left in the game. U of L goaltender Crystal Patterson made some huge saves in the dying seconds to preserve the win.
Patterson was named player of the game, while Wheeler finished as the overall tournament scoring leader with 1 goal and 4 assists.
Guelph 2 York 1
Kandace Charbonneau scored with less than three minutes to play to lift the University of Guelph to a 2-1 win over the York Lions and into a three-way tie for second place at the CIS Great Lakes Challenge.
Chloe Milano gave York University a 1-0 lead in the first period, scoring from Andrea Joyce. Megan Finley tied the game with a third period tally from Jessica Pinkerton and Michelle Sabourin, setting the stage for Charbonneau's winner. Parked out front, she banged a rebound past Sydney McMurter at 2:49.
Guelph goaltender Stepanie Nehring was outstanding in this contest, and stopped a breakaway chance at the buzzer to give Guelph its first win of the tournament. She was named player of the game.
University of Lethbridge 3-0 9
York University 1-2 3
University of Regina 1-2 3
University of Guelph 1-2 3
FINAL SCORING LEADERS
Paige Wheeler, UR 1-4-5
Erin Small, UG 2-2-4
Shelby Ballendine, UL 1-3-4
Jenna-Marie Durnin, UL 3-0-3
Rianne Wight, UR 2-1-3
Kristie Wilson, YU 1-2-3
Stephanie Dovaston, YU 1-2-3
Several tied with 2