CANADA OPENS 2013 IIHF U18 WOMEN’S WORLDS WITH 4-1 WIN OVER HUNGARY
VIERUMÄKI, Finland – Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team picked up where it left off in Saturday’s exhibition game, as the defending gold medallists kicked off the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship with a 4-1 win over Hungary.
Ashleigh Brykaliuk (Brandon, Man./Westman, MFMHL), Cassidy Carels (Bruxelles, Man./Pembina Valley, MFMHL), Karly Heffernan (St. Albert, Alta./Edge School, JWHL) and Eden Murray (Medicine Hat, Alta./Edge School, JWHL) scored for Canada, while netminder Jessica Dodds (London, Ont./London, PWHL) made 10 saves for her first international victory. Heffernan and Murray also both scored their first international goals wearing the red and white jersey.
“We didn't have a lot of success early, but the great thing is the girls just stuck with the game plan and they kept working at it,” Canada’s head coach Jim Fetter said. “We were able to create a little bit more offence in the third.”
Canada’s Brykaliuk opened the scoring late in the first period at Vierumäki Arena, but Hungary’s Tifani Horvath tied the game midway through the second period. Carels responded with a short-handed goal a few minutes later.
Heffernan and Murray added insurance goals early in the final period.
Canada outshot Hungary 35-11 for the win.
In other preliminary round games, Finland edged Germany 3-2, the United States dumped Russia 7-0 and Sweden defeated the Czech Republic 3-2.
Canada will play host Finland on Sunday.
“We're expecting the same type of challenge that we got from Hungary tonight,” Fetter said of playing against Finland. “They're at home, they're going to want to impress.”
The playoff round begins Wednesday and the medal games are set for next Saturday. Canada won last year's tournament in the Czech Republic.
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|Goals & Penalties
16:35 CAN 5 Ashleigh Brykaliuk (18 Halli Krzyzaniak)
01:39 HUN 4 Vivien Somogyi (Tripping)
09:17 HUN 3 Eniko Toth (Tripping)
11:02 HUN 10 Tifani Horvath (18 Alexandra Husak, 24 Kinga Jokai-Szilagyi)
14:28 CAN 2 Cassidy Carels SH
12:22 HUN 12 Andrea Kiss (Holding)
14:18 CAN 24 Corie Jacobson (Interference)
16:50 CAN 14 Hannah Miller (Slashing)
00:57 CAN 23 Karly Heffernan (19 Catherine Dubois, 17 Catherine Daoust)
03:16 CAN 20 Eden Murray (18 Halli Krzyzaniak, 12 Kristyn Capizzano)
04:10 HUN 15 Reka Dabasi (Tripping)
10:34 HUN 10 Tifani Horvath (Bodychecking)
15:58 CAN 3 Sarah Steele (Tripping)
16:24 CAN 18 Halli Krzyzaniak (Hooking)
||30 Jessica Dodds||On 1/00:00||Off 3/20:00|
||1 Aniko Nemeth
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