CANADA SHUTS OUT HOST FINLAND 4-0 AT U18 WOMEN'S WORLD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP
VIERUMÄKI, Finland – Catherine Dubois (Quebec City, QC/Limoilou, Collégial AA) scored twice and Kimberly Newell (Burnaby, B.C./Princeton University, ECAC) picked up her first international shutout Sunday as Canada defeated Finland 4-0 at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship.
Hanna Bunton (Belleville, Ont./Whitby, PWHL) added a goal and an assist for Canada, while Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask./Okanagan Hockey Academy, JWHL) also scored.
“We talked about habits, doing all the little things to the best of our ability and I thought we did a good job executing that,” Canadian head coach Jim Fetter said. “We kind of backed off in the third period and the girls know that so we just talked about putting a full 60 minutes together.”
In other preliminary round games, Hungary upset Germany 2-1 in overtime to win its first game at this world championship, the United States pounded the Czech Republic 10-0 and Russia edged Sweden 5-4, also in overtime.
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, which defeated Hungary 4-1 on the tournament’s opening day Saturday, will play Germany on Tuesday for its third and final preliminary game.
“They're another European team that packs in front of the net,” Fetter said. “It's pretty tough to get shots through, so we've got to a good job off the rush.”
The playoff round begins Wednesday and the medal games are set for next Saturday, Jan. 5. Canada defeated the United States in the final game last year in Prerov and Zlin, Czech Republic, to win its second women’s U18 worlds gold medal in history.
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|Goals & Penalties
05:29 CAN 13 Emily Clark (24 Corie Jacobson)
18:50 CAN 19 Catherine Dubois (3 Sarah Steele) PP
11:39 FIN 20 Emmi Rakkolainen (Tripping)
15:03 FIN 25 Suvi Kayhko (Hooking)
15:40 CAN 5 Ashleigh Brykaliuk (Cross Checking)
18:05 FIN 24 Emma Nuutinen (Slashing)
11:05 CAN 19 Catherine Dubois (14 Hannah Miller, 25 Hanna Bunton)
19:12 CAN 25 Hanna Bunton (3 Sarah Steele, 18 Halli Krzyzaniak) PP
08:25 CAN 25 Hanna Bunton (High Sticking)
13:43 FIN 28 Jenna Suokko (Slashing)
16:43 CAN 14 Hannah Miller (Interference)
19:01 FIN 24 Emma Nuutinen (Slashing)
04:48 FIN 20 Emmi Rakkolainen (Tripping)
14:16 FIN 3 Anna Kilponen (Bodychecking)
||1 Eveliina Suonpaa||On 1/00:00||Off 3/20:00|
||1 Kimberly Newell
||On 1/00:00||Off 3/20:00|