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Canada fries Finns, will meet USA in Saturday's gold medal game at IIHF world championship

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Published: 13 Apr 2012

 

BURLINGTON, VT -- Catherine Ward, a McGill graduate from TMR, Que., set up the opening goal at 3:32 of the first period as Canada skated to a 5-1 win over Finland in a semifinal at the IIHF women's world hockey championship at the Gutterson Fieldhouse Friday. Canada, which had a 43-15 edge in shots on net, will play the United States for the gold medal on Saturday night at 7 p.m.

Shannon Szabados earned the victory between the pipes for Canada, while Noora Räty took the loss for Finland.

 

It was the second helper of the tourney for Ward, the former all-Canadian rearguard for McGill. She also set up Canada's second marker in a 14-1 blitzkrieg over the Russians on April 10. In that game, McGill netminder Charline Labonté needed only six saves to collect the win as Canada held a lopsided 41-7 margin in shots. Labonté, a native of Boisbriand, Que., improved to 1-1 in her two starts.

 

Canada has a 3-1 overall record in the tourney, opening with a 9-2 loss to the USA on April 7, followed by a 3-2 win over Finland the next night.

 

 

Game Information
Game Number 6 Round Preliminary
Arena Gutterson Fieldhouse City, Country Burlington, VT
Month / Day / Year 04/08/2012 Time 03:00 PM ET
Attendance Game Status Final

 

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Canada (CAN) 1 1 1 3
Finland (FIN) 0 1 1 2

 

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
14:12 CAN 8 Laura Fortino (6 Rebecca Johnston, 22 Hayley Wickenheiser)

Penalties:
02:19 FIN 27 Anne Helin (Hooking)
03:19 FIN 7 Mira Jalosuo (Hooking)
04:17 CAN 2 Meghan Agosta (Holding Opp. Stick)
09:49 CAN 20 Jennifer Wakefield (Slashing)
10:24 CAN 13 Caroline Ouellette (Hooking)
17:32 FIN 11 Annina Rajahuhta (Tripping)

Second Period
Goals:
00:13 CAN 13 Caroline Ouellette (16 Jayna Hefford, 29 Marie-Philip Poulin)
13:50 FIN 9 Venla Hovi (21 Michelle Karvinen) SH

Penalties:
02:36 FIN 21 Michelle Karvinen (Slashing)
13:22 FIN 20 Saija Tarkki (Bodychecking)
18:54 CAN 2 Meghan Agosta (Hooking)

Third Period
Goals:
09:14 CAN 10 Gillian Apps (12 Meaghan Mikkelson, 2 Meghan Agosta)
10:28 FIN 29 Karoliina Rantamäki (21 Michelle Karvinen, 6 Jenni Hiirikoski) PP

Penalties:
03:47 CAN 11 Courtney Birchard (Interference)
09:35 CAN 18 Catherine Ward (Tripping)
13:47 FIN 4 Rosa Lindstedt (Tripping)
19:33 CAN 22 Hayley Wickenheiser (Hooking)

 

Goaltenders
Canada
1 Shannon Szabados On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Finland
41 Noora Räty On 1/00:00 Off 3/19:20

 

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Canada 14 16 13 43
Finland 4 6 5 15

 

For more information:
kquinn [at] hockeycanada [dot] ca (Kalli Quinn) Director, Female National Teams | Équipes nationales féminines

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