Game Summary
Canada  6 -  United States  3
 

CANADA MOVES TO 2-0 AT 4 NATIONS CUP

LEKSAND, SWEDEN - Jennifer Botterill (Winnipeg, MB/Mississauga, CWHL), Hayley Wickenheiser (Shaunavon, SK/Calgary, AB) and Gillian Apps (Unionville, ON/Brampton, CWHL) scored in the first 8:07 of the game to help Canada beat Team USA 6-3 at the 4 Nations Cup on Thursday night.

Botterill opened the scoring when she tapped in a rebound off a shot by Caroline Ouellette (Montreal, QC/Minnesota, WWHL) at 2:55. Wickenheiser's goal came at 7:37. Just 30 seconds later, Apps scored to give Canada a 3-0 lead.

Team USA cut into the lead when Erika Lawler scored at 19:26.

But Canada regained its three-goal lead early in the second. Jayna Hefford (Kingston, ON/Brampton, CWHL), who was named Canada's player of the game, scored on a breakaway at 1:02. Then, Colleen Sostorics (Kennedy, SK/Calgary, WWHL) took a shot from the point that got past USA goaltender Jessie Vetter. Sostorics' goal came in her 100th-career game with Team Canada. She became the 15th player to reach 100 games with the National Women's Team.

Gina Kingsbury (Rouyn-Noranda, QC/Calgary, WWHL) broke in alone and scored a breakaway goal at 15:16 to make it 6-1 Canada.

Team USA scored the only two goals in the third, as Natalie Darwitz and Erika Lawler beat Sami Jo Small (Winnipeg, MB/Mississauga, CWHL). Small made 32 saves for the win.

 

Game Information
Game Number Round Round Robin
Arena Ejendals Arena City, Country Leksand, Sweden
Month / Day / Year 11/08/2007 Time (local) 09:30 AM ET
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Canada (CAN) 3 3 0 6
United States (USA) 1 0 2 3
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   02:55 CAN 17 Jennifer Botterill (13 Caroline Ouellette, 16 Jayna Hefford)
   07:37 CAN 22 Hayley Wickenheiser (4 Becky Kellar)
   08:07 CAN 10 Gillian Apps (24 Kelly Béchard) PP
   19:26 USA 2 Erika Lawler (20 Natalie Darwitz) PP

Penalties:
   07:51 USA 12 Jenny Potter (Hooking)
   10:09 USA 10 Meghan Duggan (High Sticking)
   17:59 CAN 6 Rebecca Johnston (Slashing)

Second Period
Goals:
   01:02 CAN 16 Jayna Hefford (34 Delaney Collins, 17 Jennifer Botterill)
   03:24 CAN 5 Colleen Sostorics (14 Bobbi Jo Slusar)
   15:16 CAN 27 Gina Kingsbury (10 Gillian Apps)

Penalties:
   12:49 CAN 10 Gillian Apps (Hooking)
   19:35 CAN 10 Gillian Apps (Hooking)

Third Period
Goals:
   05:10 USA 20 Natalie Darwitz (13 Julie Chu, 24 Kerry Weiland) PP
   11:19 USA 2 Erika Lawler (20 Natalie Darwitz, 10 Meghan Duggan) PP

Penalties:
   03:38 CAN 13 Caroline Ouellette (Bodychecking)
   04:57 CAN 4 Becky Kellar (Cross Checking)
   05:34 USA 10 Meghan Duggan (Interference)
   07:53 USA 11 Erica McKenzie (Slashing)
   10:38 CAN 5 Colleen Sostorics (Bodychecking)
   11:59 USA 6 Helen Resor (Hooking)


Goaltenders
Canada
1 Sami Jo Small On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
United States
31 Jessie Vetter On 1/00:00   Off 2/03:24
1 Megan Van Beusekom On 2/02:25   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Canada 12 14 16 42
United States 13 8 14 35

Player of Game
Canada
United States
Officials
Referee Laurla, Paivi
Lines People Flödén, Annica, Björkman, Therese
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