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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Manitoba jumped on P.E.I. early and by no means seemed again March 2 on the Canada Video games women’ hockey match.
After going 0-3, with out scoring a purpose, in Pool A play in opposition to Ontario, Alberta and Nova Scotia, Manitoba defeated the host province 13-1 at a packed MacLauchlan Area in Charlottetown.
“We would have liked that win,” mentioned Manitoba centre Charlotte Buffie. “We’re all assured going into B.C. tomorrow.”
Manitoba performs British Columbia March 3 at 4 p.m. in Summerside whereas New Brunswick, who squeaked by Newfoundland and Labrador 2-1 within the different qualification sport, performs Ontario at 4 p.m. at MacLauchlan Area.
Sara Manness scored the primary of her 4 objectives 32 seconds into the sport as Manitoba constructed 6-0 and 10-0 interval leads.
P.E.I. head coach Jess Cameron mentioned the sport supplied her squad with an enormous lesson.
“That’s most likely the hardest opponent any of those women have ever confronted,” she mentioned. “It was a fantastic expertise for them to see what that degree of hockey is like and to should hold battling again after we’re down. You’re taking nice classes out of these moments.”
Ava Bergman had three objectives whereas singles went to Keara Parker, Vanessa Moreira, Morgan Smith, Elizabeth Chicken, Kahlen Wisener and Ali Staples.
Regardless of the lopsided rating and being outshot 52-18, P.E.I. didn’t give up.
“That’s what we determined as a gaggle. We’re not going to roll over. We’re proud,” Cameron mentioned. “We’re going to maintain on combating.”
Megan Mossey broke the shutout bid with 8:37 left within the third with a power-play purpose. Annie-Pier Morency and Cate Kelly drew the assists.
“I’m pleased with our work ethic,” Cameron mentioned. “I’m proud we acquired on the board. I’m proud we had two goalies present up and make a ton of saves.”
Grace Glover made 17 saves for the win. Yiyi Peng, who performed the primary 24 minutes, took the loss whereas Cyriah Richard got here in to complete the sport.
P.E.I. will play Newfoundland and Labrador at 12:30 p.m. at MacLauchlan Area on March 3 with ninth place on the road. PEI defeated them 3-2 in additional time in pool play. Cameron is anticipating one other good battle to shut out the Video games.
“It will likely be a extremely good sport, I’m positive,” she mentioned. “We’re gunning for an additional win; we’re gunning for good placement.”