New Brunswick 1 – Quebec 4
Halifax, N.S. – In front of a live TSN2 television audience, Quebec beat New Brunswick 4-1 during the afternoon game Wednesday inside the Metro Centre.
Well-known sportscaster Rod Black gave viewers play-by-play analysis of the game, while Canada’s National Women’s Team alumna Cheryl Pounder provided colour commentary and valuable input based on her insider knowledge of the female game, for the second television broadcast of the women’s hockey event at the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax, N.S.
Back on the ice, New Brunswick caused quite the stir when Gabrielle Poirier (Dieppe, N.B.) opened the scoring just four minutes into the first, with help from Schyler Campbell (Rexton, N.B.) and Janik Robichaud (Dieppe, N.B.).
But the cheers from the Maritimers in the crowd wouldn’t last long, as Mélodie Bouchard (Sept-Îles, Que.) tied it up three and a half minutes later. Gabrielle Davidson (Pointe-Claire, Que.) and Sarah Lefort (Ormstown, Que.) assisted the Quebec goal.
Quebec went on to pop three more into the New Brunswick net over the course of the game, with Sarah Lefort notching one from Bouchard and Maxie Plante (Magog, Que.) at 15:53 in the second and Laurence Porlier (Maria, Que.) making it 3-1, with Plante and Valérie St-Onge (Brossard, Que.) assisting at 15:14 in the period.
Davidson, a Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 member for the recent world championship in Sweden, took a beautiful slap shot from the blue line and sent the puck soaring high into the back of the mesh at 15:14 to cap off the score at 4-1 for Quebec.