Game Summary
Finland 2 - Canada 4
 

VAILLANCOURT SPARKS CANADIAN WOMEN TO 4 2 WIN OVER FINLAND AT FOUR NATIONS CUP

KERAVA, Finland - Sarah Vaillancourt of Sherbrooke, Que., scored a pair of goals for Canada in a 4-2 win over Finland on Wednesday at the Four Nations Cup women's hockey tournament.

Meghan Agosta of Ruthven, Ont., and Jayna Hefford of Kingston, Ont., also scored for the Canadians, who improved to 2-0 in their last international hockey tournament prior to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C.

Hefford's goal was her third in two games in the tournament.

Hayley Wickenheiser of Shaunavon, Sask., had two assists. Goaltender Shannon Szabados of Edmonton earned the win with 15 saves, while Finland's Noora Raty stopped 37 of 41 shots.

Canada, winner of the last two Olympic gold medals in women's hockey, has Thursday off before facing the U.S. on Friday in Vierumaki. The Americans have won back-to-back world championships.

The two countries with the best records after the preliminary round meet in Saturday's final.

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Event/Événement 4 Nations Cup Location/Emplacement Kerava, FIN
Date Wed. Nov. 4, 2009 Arena/Aréna ---
Time/Heure 6:30 Local Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Preliminary Game #/No du match 03

Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
Final
FIN
1
1
0
2
CAN
1
2
1
4

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts : 
08:21 CAN Sarah Vaillancourt (Gillian Ferrari)
15:29 FIN Karoliina Rantamaki (Michelle Karvinen)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
02:18 FIN Terhi Mertanen (Holding/Retenir)
09:23 CAN Gillian Ferrari (Hooking/Accrocher)
10:26 FIN Mari Saarinen (High-sticking/Bâton élévé)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts : 
00:12 FIN Saara Tuominen (Saija Sirvio, Karoliina Rantamaki)
03:41 CAN Meghan Agosta (Delaney Collins, Hayley Wickenheiser) PP/AN
19:43 CAN Jayna Hefford (Hayley Wickenheiser) PP/AN

Penalties/Pénalités : 
01:51 FIN Michelle Karvinen (Interference/Obstruction)
05:44 CAN Haley Irwin (Cross-checking/Double-échec)
11:42 CAN Gillian Apps (Charging/Assaut)
12:29 FIN Karoliina Rantamaki (Hooking/Accrocher)
16:46 FIN Mira Jalosuo (Hooking/Accrocher)
19:21 FIN Saija Sirvio (Holding/Retenir)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts : 
12:13 CAN Sarah Vaillancourt (Tessa Bonhomme)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
01:06 CAN Gillian Apps (Body-checking/Mise en échec corporelle)
10:05 FIN Mariia Posa(Hooking/Accrocher)
13:58 CAN Brianne Jenner (Hooking/Accrocher)
18:06 FIN Mira Jalosuo (Slashing/ Coup de bâton)

Goaltenders FIN Noora Raty
Gardiens de but CAN Shannon Szabados
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal FIN 10 6 1 17
Tirs au but CAN 16 8 17 41