Game Summary

EXHIBITION
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2001
ST. JOHN'S, NL

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Team Canada's road to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah continued with a 6-0 victory over Team Russia at Mile One Stadium in St. John's, Newfoundland. Assistant captain, Vicky Sunohara got Canada on the board at the 15:37 mark of the first period. The goal seemed to spark Canada as they quickly scored again to take a two-goal lead into the second period.

In the second period, Sunohara added her second goal of the game just 32 seconds into the period after pouncing on a loose puck in front of Russia's goal. Canada added three more goals in the final frame, thanks to Lori Dupuis, Jennifer Botterill and Jayna Hefford.

Leading the way for Canada were Sunohara with two goals and one assist, Lori Dupuis with a goal and an assist and Kelly Bechard, who added two assists. Sunohara was named Canada's player-of-the-game and Russia's goaltender, Irina Gachennikova took the honors for the visitors.

Kim St-Pierre picked up the shutout for Canada, stopping all 13 shots she faced. Canada will continue their tour in Newfoundland on Wednesday in Gander before heading to Cornerbrook on Friday. The final game of the tour will be on Saturday in Grand Falls-Windsor.

Players of the Game:
CAN - Vicky Sunohara
RUS - Irina Gachennikova

Box Score CAN

2

1

3

6

Compte RUS

0

0

0

0


First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts:
1. CAN, Vicky Sunohara (Jayna Hefford, Lori Dupuis) 15:37
2. CAN, Hayley Wickenheiser (Danielle Goyette, Caroline Ouellette) 16:57

Penalties/Pénalités
None/Aucun

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts:
3. CAN, Vicky Sunohara (Correne Bredin, Kelly Bechard) 0:32

Penalties/Pénalités
Kelly Bechard CAN (Tripping/ Trebucher) 3:52

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts:
4. CAN, Lori Dupuis (Vicky Sunohara, Cheryl Pounder) 1:08
5. CAN, Kelly Bechard (Jennifer Botterill, Geraldine Heaney) 4:33
6. CAN, Jayna Hefford (Correne Bredin) 5:15

Penalties/Pénalités
Tatiana Tsareva RUS (Hooking/ Accrochage) 5:25


Goaltenders CAN Kim St-Pierre
Gardiennes de but RUS Irina Gachennikova

   

1st

2nd

3rd

Final

Shots on Goal by CAN

15

20

23

58

Tirs au but par RUS

4

4

5

13


Referee/Arbitre -
Linesmen/Juges des lignes -

Attendance/Assistance 4,310
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