Game Summary
Finland 0 - Canada 6
 

CANADA SHUTS OUT FINLAND 6-0 AT WORLD WOMEN’S UNDER-18 CHAMPIONSHIP

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont.) scored twice and added an assist to power Canada to a6-0 rout of Finland at the 2011 IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship on Sunday.

Stacey opened the scoring in the first period on the powerplay. Sarah Robson, Katarina Zgraja, Gina Repaciand Nicole Kosta added singles as Canada posted its second straight comfortable victory.

“It's nice to have a balanced attack from all different lines,'' said assistant coach Cassie Turner. “Sowe're definitely very happy with that.”
Anne-Renée Desbiens made 10 saves for the shutout.

“There's a lot of positive energy after the win for sure,” said Canada captain Sarah Edney. “We're onlygetting better as we play more games together.”

Canada, which opened the tournament Saturday with a 9-1 rout of Switzerland, fired a whopping 59 shots atFinnish goaltender Isabelle Portnoj.

“We've been working to get pucks to the net and people to the net whenever we get an opportunity.” Turnersaid. “We want to continue to get better with every period, with every game.”

Canada has the day off Monday and will close out the preliminary round Tuesday against Germany.

“They're a pretty physical team and they've won their first two games as well,” Turner said. “We takeevery opponent seriously and we're just going to do our best to prepare against them.”

In other games Sunday, Germany topped Switzerland 4-2 and the United States dumped Japan 7-1. The CzechRepublic played Sweden in the late game.

Quarter-final action begins Wednesday. The medal games are scheduled for Saturday.

 

Game Information
Game Number 7 Round Preliminary
Arena Husby Ishall City, Country Stockholm, SWE
Month / Day / Year 01/02/2011 Time 12:30 PM ET
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Finland (FIN) 0 0 0 0
Canada (CAN) 2 2 2 6

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   00:00 CAN 27 Laura Stacey (2 Jennifer Shields, 3 Sarah Edney) PP
   05:34 CAN 16 Sarah Robson (14 Katy Josephs)

Penalties:
   06:56 FIN 20 Christa Alanko (Hooking)
   07:41 FIN 28 Jenna Suokko (Bodychecking)
   09:39 FIN 5 Isa Rahunen (Bodychecking)
   11:27 FIN 11 Susanna Tapani (Interference)
   16:43 FIN 5 Isa Rahunen (Bodychecking)
   17:49 CAN 24 Hailey Browne (Tripping)

Second Period
Goals:
   02:15 CAN 5 Katarina Zgraja (11 Gabrielle Davidson) PP
   14:52 CAN 27 Laura Stacey (26 Sarah MacDonnell)

Penalties:
   00:45 CAN 13 Erin Ambrose (Bodychecking)
   03:27 FIN 6 Katja Nurmesniemi (Hooking)
   09:00 CAN 25 Rebecca Kohler (Hooking)
   11:16 FIN 14 Anni Kettunen (Hooking)
   12:48 FIN 26 Saana Valkama (Hooking)

Third Period
Goals:
   09:10 CAN 23 Gina Repaci (27 Laura Stacey) PP
   18:28 CAN 19 Nicole Kosta  PP

Penalties:
   07:17 FIN 23 Noora Tulus (Holding)
   17:13 FIN 26 Saana Valkama (Holding)
   18:28 FIN 28 Jenna Suokko (Bodychecking)


Goaltenders
Finland
1 Isabella Portnoj On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Canada
30 Anne-Renée Desbiens On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Finland 1 7 2 10
Canada 21 16 22 59

Officials
Referee Debby Hengst
Lines People Haley Wieler, Zsuzsanna Sandor