Game Summary
Germany 0 - Canada 6
 

AMBROSE, WOODS BOTH HAVE TWO POINTS; CANADA BLANKS GERMANY 6-0 AT U18 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

PREROV, Czech Republic - Team captain Erin Ambrose (Keswick, Ont./Toronto, PWHL) and Taylor Woods (Morden, Man./Balmoral Hall, JWHL) both had a goal and an assist Sunday, and Canada stayed perfect at the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship, with a 6-0 win over Germany.

Media Gallery

Canada improved to 2-0 and qualified for at least a quarter-final berth at the tournament. Canada can advance directly to the semifinals by finishing first in Group B with a win over Finland on Tuesday.

Ambrose scored her first world championship goal at 4:25 in the third period, breaking open a close game and giving Canada a 3-0 lead.

“I crept in a little off the point and Meghan Dufault made an incredible pass to me, and I was able to get it upstairs before the goalie reset in front of me,” the defenceman said. “It was a little bit of a sigh of relief.”

“I crept in a little off the point and Meghan Dufault made an incredible pass to me, and I was able to get it upstairs before the goalie reset in front of me,” the defenceman said. “It was a little bit of a sigh of relief.”

“I think it was a bit of confidence for us as a team too, that we could start putting some pucks in the net, and I think after that we stopped gripping our sticks as tight.”

Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont./Toronto, PWHL), Cydney Roesler (Stittsville, Ont./Ottawa, PWHL), Catherine Dubois (Beauport, Que./Ontario Hockey Academy, U19) and Rebecca Kohler (St. Thomas, Ont./Bluewater, PWHL) also scored for Canada. Dubois now has four goals in two games.

Elaine Chuli (Waterford, Ont./Stoney Creek, PWHL) made 18 saves for her first international shutout. She said she found it easy to stay focused, despite long periods of inactivity.

“I just kept moving, kept my legs going and kept my head in the game,” Chuli said. “It's definitely harder, though, without getting a lot of action. You don't get as into the game, but I managed to do that.

“My team played really well in front of me, and I just made sure I controlled my rebounds and didn't give them any chances.”

Germany (0-2) will face Switzerland (1-1), and will need a win to avoid going to the relegation round.

In other games Sunday, the United States blanked Sweden 7-0, Switzerland beat Finland 5-3 and the Czech Republic shut out Russia 2-0. The U.S. leads Group A with a 2-0.

The Americans and Canadians have met in all four under-18 world championship finals so far.

 

Game Information
Game Number 8 Round Preliminary
Arena Zimni Stadion City, Country Prerov, CZE
Month / Day / Year 01/01/2012 Time 01:00 PM ET
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Germany (GER) 0 0 0 0
Canada (CAN) 1 1 4 6

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   09:55 CAN 11 Taylor Woods (3 Emily Clark)

Penalties:
   01:12 GER 16 Katja-Lisa Engel (Tripping)
   02:28 GER 27 Muriel Scheuerlein (Bodychecking)
   06:44 CAN 24 Nicole Connery (Interference)
   07:27 GER 22 Dana Reimann (Holding)
   14:13 GER 14 Vanessa Gasde (Hooking)

Second Period
Goals:
   14:45 CAN 7 Laura Stacey (13 Erin Ambrose) PP

Penalties:
   05:43 CAN 28 Catherine Dubois (Hooking)
   09:11 CAN 15 Meghan Dufault (Cross Checking)
   10:25 CAN 21 Cydney Roesler (Delay of Game)
   14:03 GER 28 Kerstin Spielberger (Tripping)

Third Period
Goals:
   04:25 CAN 13 Erin Ambrose (15 Meghan Dufault)
   05:16 CAN 21 Cydney Roesler  SH
   10:04 CAN 28 Catherine Dubois (26 Shannon MacAulay, 11 Taylor Woods)
   14:41 CAN 25 Rebecca Kohler (20 Cayley Mercer)

Penalties:
   04:41 CAN 23 Abbey Frazer (Interference)
   06:12 CAN 3 Emily Clark (Interference)


Goaltenders
Germany
1 Franziska Albl On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Canada
29 Elaine Chuli On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Germany 2 6 10 18
Canada 30 22 28 80

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