Game Summary
Canada 6 - Sweden 1 (Final)
 

CANADA TO PLAY FOR GOLD AFTER SEMIFINAL WIN OVER SWEDES

FÜSSEN, GERMANY – For the second year in a row, Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team will play for gold at the IIHF World Women’s Under-18 Championship.

Melodie Daoust (Valleyfield, QC/Sélects, Midget AA) had a hat trick and added an assist as Canada recovered from an unfamiliar position – trailing – to score a 6-1 win over Sweden in Friday’s semifinal. The Canadians scored six unanswered goals in the second and third periods to pick up the victory.

Saturday’s gold medal game (11:30 a.m. EST) will match Canada against the winner of Friday’s late semi between the United States and the Czech Republic.

Canada started fast against the Swedes, outshooting them 10-3 in the opening period, but could not get a puck past Josephin Lennstrom – the first period in the tournament the Canadians did not score a goal.

Early in the second it was Sweden who got on the board first, as Erika Grahm converted with the European side enjoying a power play. It was just the second goal allowed by Canada at the tournament, and the first by netminder Cassie Seguin (Ingleside, ON/Ottawa, PWHL).

However, the Canadians would need just 73 seconds to reply – Laurie Kingsbury (Valleyfield, QC/Sélects, Midget AA) took a pass in front of the net from Saige Pacholok (Edmonton, AB/Edmonton, WWHL) and snapped a shot past Lennstrom, opening the floodgates for the Canadian offence.

Daoust struck twice before the end of the second period, including a beautiful setup from Jessica Wong (Baddeck, NS/Stoney Creek, PWHL) on her second goal, to send Canada to the second intermission with a two-goal lead.

Sweden came out gunning in the third period, outshooting Canada 14-9 in the frame, but could not beat Seguin to cut into the Canadian lead.

Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, ON/Ottawa, PWHL) pushed the lead to three early in the final frame, weaving through the Swedish defence to score her fifth goal of the tournament, tying for the team lead, and Daoust completed her hat trick just minutes later.

Brittany Phillips (Lauder, MB/Westman, Midget AA) rounded out the scoring with six minutes to go.

Pacholok finished with two assists to give her seven points in four games, taking over spot in scoring among defencemen at the tournament.

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement World Women's U18 Championship Location/Emplacement Füssen, GER
Date Fri. Jan. 9, 2009 Arena/Aréna Füssen Arena
Time/Heure 16:30 Local Attendance/Assistance 200
Round/Ronde Semifinal Game # 14

 

Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
Final
CAN
0
3
3
6
SWE
0
1
0
1

 

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
NO SCORING

Penalties/Pénalités :
08:27 SWE Emilia Bergius (Tripping/Trébucher)
10:11 CAN Laurie Kingsbury (High Sticking/Bâton élever)
15:44 SWE Linnea Backman (High Sticking/Bâton élever)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts :
0
6:29 SWE Erika Grahm (Emma Nordin, Tina Enstrom) PP/AN
07:42 CAN Laurie Kingsbury (Saige Pacholok)
11:18 CAN Melodie Daoust (Saige Pacholok)
17:08 CAN Melodie Daoust (Jessica Wong)

Penalties/Pénalités :
0
1:25 CAN Stefanie McKeough (Slashing/Cingler)
05:46 CAN Jamie Lee Rattray (Slashing/Cingler)
08:27 SWE Emilia Bergius (Holding/Retenir)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts :
0
3:09 CAN Jamie Lee Rattray (Stefanie McKeough)
09:50 CAN Melodie Daoust (Marie-Philip Poulin, Laura Fortino) PP/AN
13:53 CAN Brittany Phillips (Melodie Daoust, Breann Frykas)

Penalties/Pénalités :
0
5:41 CAN Brigette Lacquette (Hooking/Accrocher)
09:18 SWE Cecilia Ostberg (Slashing/Cingler)
10:10 CAN Laurie Kingsbury (Hooking/Accrocher)

 

Goaltenders CAN Cassie Seguin
Gardiens de but SWE Josephin Lennstrom

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 10 11 9 30
Tirs au but SWE 3 5 14 22

Referee/Arbitre Erin Blair (USA)
Linesmen/Juges des lignes Eeva Haapanen (FIN), Chunhua Liu (CHN)

 

For more information:
Kalli Quinn Director, Female National Teams | Équipes nationales féminines