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Canadian national women's team rebounds from shocker

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Published: 8 Apr 2012

 

(McGILLIANS KIM ST-PIERRE, CATHERINE WARD, PETER SMITH, CHARLINE LABONTE POSE WITH OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALS AFTER VANCOUVER GAMES)

 

BURLINGTON, VT -- The Canadian women's senior hockey team, which features two McGillians on their roster, rebounded from their worst-ever defeat with a 3-2 victory over Finland at the IIHF world championship tournament, Sunday. The victory came on the heels of Saturday's shocking 9-2 loss to the United States.

 

The Canadian squad includes graduating McGill netminder Charline Labonte of Boisbriand, Que., and former McGill rearguard Catherine Ward, from Town of Mt. Royal, Que., Labonte was given a night off against Finland after taking the loss against the USA, surrenduring seven goals on 22 shots in 43:32. The Americans had a 33-21 edge in shots against two Canadian goalies. Ward, who was -2 in the loss to the USA, was +1 with three shots on net and took a minor penalty in the victory over the Finns.

 

Under the new tournament format, the top two teams in Canada's Pool A earn byes to the semifinals. The bottom two meet the top two from Pool B in the quarter-finals.

 

Canada (1-1) needs a win over Russia (0-2) on Tuesday to secure a bye to the semifinals.

 

 

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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