Yukon 0 – Newfoundland 16
Dartmouth, N.S. – Newfoundland snagged its first win of the Canada Winter Games women’s hockey tournament early Thursday, when the Atlantic Canadians faced off against the Yukon in placement action inside the Sportsplex.
Ten different players contributed markers to the scoreboard, including hat tricks from Megan Normore (Conception Bay South, N.L.) and Alicia Gillam (Whitbourne, N.L.), as well as two apiece from Nicole Blanche (Dunville, N.L.) and Jenelle Rogers (Marystown, N.L.). Six other Newfoundland and Labradoreans also contributed goals to the 16-0 shutout victory.
As usual, the Yukon players skated their hearts out every shift from start to finish, despite facing an increasingly uphill battle to climb on the ice.
Yukon netminders Jocelyn Wynnyk (Marsh Lake, Y.T.) and Maya Oakley (Haines Junction, Y.T.) took turns being the target for shots from every direction, together making 64 saves over the course of the game.
Newfoundland and Labrador will next face off against New Brunswick at the Dartmouth Sportsplex. The puck drops at 11:30 a.m. in the relegation round game.