Game Summary
Germany  1 -  Canada  10

 

CANADA CLINCHES SEMI-FINAL BERTH WITH WIN OVER GERMANY

Brianne Jenner (St. Catherines, ON) and Tara Watchorn (Newcastle, ON) each scored their first two goals of the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Under-18 Championship as Canada rebounded from a slow start to top Germnay 10-1 on Tuesday night.

The win moves the Canadians to 2-0 assures them of a spot in the semi-finals on Friday. A win over 0-2 Finland on Wednesday night would give the Canadians top spot in Pool A and likely avoid the USA until Saturday’s medal games.

Jenner and Watchorn each added an assist for a three-point night, while Player of the Game Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, QC) and Camille Dumais (Beaconsfield, QC) added a goal and two assists apiece.

Jenner opened the scoring just past the game’s four-minute mark, picking up a loose puck at the German blueline and going five-hole on German goaltender Julia Zorn for a 1-0 lead.

Watchorn got her first five minutes later to increase the lead to 2-0, sneaking in front the point, taking a pass from Poulin and beating Zorn.

Despite holding a commanding 18-4 lead in shots on goal in the opening 20 minutes, the Canadians could not get another past Zorn and went into the intermission up by a pair.

The Canadian offense began to awaken early in the second period, as Chelsea Karpenko (Winnipeg, MB) and Carolyne Prevost (Sarnia, ON) struck within the first four minutes.

But the Germans responded, as Canadian netminder Amanda Mazzotta (London, ON) couldn’t control a rebound and Maike Hanke was on the spot to bury it and cut the Canadian lead to three at 4-1.

The Germans continued to apply pressure on the Canadian defense, and it wasn’t until the 17:45 mark of the period that Canada restored the four-goal lead, as Poulin finished off a give-and-go with Jenner.

Catherine White (Brampton, ON) sent the Canadians into the intermission with a 6-1 lead, as she converted a shorthanded breakaway with just 2.8 seconds remaining in the period.

Jenner and Watchorn picked up their second goals of the game in the final 20 minutes, and Dumais and Bailey Bram (Ste-Anne, MB) rounded out the scoring as Canada outshot the Germans 18-2 in the third period and 54-9 overall.

Canada and Finland face-off Wednesday night at 7:45 p.m. MT at Father David Bauer Arena, while the Germans and Czechs battle for a semi-final spot at 7:30 p.m. MT at Norma Bush Arena.

 

Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Father David Bauer Arena City, Country Calgary, Alta., Canada
Month / Day / Year 01/08/2008 Time (local) 07:45 PM MT
Attendance 1024 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Germany (GER) 0 1 0 1
Canada (CAN) 2 4 4 10
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   04:20 CAN 11 Brianne Jenner (18 Camille Dumais) PP
   09:38 CAN 3 Tara Watchorn (10 Marie-Philip Poulin, 22 Natalie Spooner) PP

Penalties:
   01:12 GER 7 Carina Hoffmann (Tripping)
   03:05 GER 18 Isabel Brückl (Hooking)
   06:09 GER 12 Tanja Golebiowski (Tripping)
   09:11 GER 15 Mirian Pokopec (Hooking)

Second Period
Goals:
   01:18 CAN 15 Bailey Bram
   04:10 CAN 14 Carolyne Prevost (19 Catherine White, 3 Tara Watchorn)
   09:36 GER 17 Maike Hanke (21 Manuela Anwander)
   17:45 CAN 10 Marie-Philip Poulin (11 Brianne Jenner)
   19:57 CAN 19 Catherine White SH

Penalties:
   15:31 CAN 16 Chelsea Karpenko (Holding)
   18:01 CAN 19 Catherine White (Hooking)
   19:16 CAN 2 Samantha Watt (Interference)

Third Period
Goals:
   08:20 CAN 18 Camille Dumais (17 Laura McIntosh) PP
   09:08 CAN 15 Bailey Bram
   11:45 CAN 18 Camille Dumais (4 Lauriane Rougeau) PP
   14:48 CAN 3 Tara Watchorn (10 Marie-Philip Poulin)

Penalties:
   03:02 CAN 7 Leslie Oles (Slashing)
   03:44 GER 17 Maike Hanke (Cross Checking)
   04:05 GER 7 Carina Hoffmann (High Sticking)
   11:09 GER 11 Stephanie Träger (Hooking)
   15:52 CAN 16 Chelsea Karpenko (High Sticking)
   16:21 GER 2 Jenny Tamas (Hooking)
   19:57 CAN 2 Samantha Watt (Interference)


Goaltenders
Germany
1 Julia Zorn On 1/00:00   Off 2/15:31
1 Julia Zorn On 3/12:47   Off 3/20:00
20 Janine Steeger On 2/15:32   Off 3/12:46
Canada
25 Amanda Mazzotta On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Germany 4 3 2 9
Canada 18 18 18 54

Player of Game
Germany
Canada
Officials
Referee UTSUMI Mamiko (JPN)
Lines People BJORKMAN Therese (SWE), STANLEY Alice (GBR)