Canada 6 Finland 1

U22 Air Canada Cup
February 5, 2004
Garmisch-Perlenkirchen, Germany

Canada’s National Women’s Under 22 team opened the 2004 Air Canada Cup with a 6-1 victory Finland on Thursday at Garmisch-Perlenkirchen Germany.
Team Canada traveling on game day, and arriving one hour before warm up, took the first ten minutes to get their legs going. At 12:18 of the first period, the line of Heather Logan, Katie Weatherston of Thunder Bay, ON and Meagan Walton of Calgary , AB combined on the scoring - Logan from Napanee, Ontario out waited the Finish goaltender giving Canada the 1-0 lead. The Canadians out shot Finland 24-8 but could only find the back of the net once in the first period.

In the second period it was all Canada as the line of Marieve Provost, Stephanie Jones and Kaley Hall were in on all three-second period goals. Provost from Laval, QC put Canada up 2-0 at the 20:54 mark when she tapped the puck into a wide open net off a Jones rebound, Annie Guay from Rouyn-Noranda, QC recorded the second assist. At 30:10 Kerri Wallace of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta jumped in from the point to give Canada a 3-0 cushion; Jones from Kimberley, British Columbia had the assist. The entire line would be in on Canada’s fourth goal as Hall, from Calgary, Alberta buried the puck from the slot @ 39:09, assisting was Provost with her second point and Jones with her third assist. Both teams would head to the dressing rooms with Canada in full control leading 4-0 and out shooting Finland 23-3 after two.

At 42:28 of the third, with both teams playing 4 on 4, Bobbi Jo Slusar From Swift Current, Saskatchewan put Canada up 5-0 when she one timed a pass from her defensive partner Guay. A breakdown in defensive zone face-off coverage gave Finland their lone goal at 48:31 – Mira Huhta scored from the point with Riikka Noronen assisting. Team Canada would round out the scoring at 50:16 when Chelsea Grills of Stittsville, ON got in alone, scoring Canada’s sixth goal of the game.

Canada went 5 for 5 on the penalty kill and 0 for 5 on the power play. Team Canada out shot Finland 65-21, Brittony Chartier of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan recorded the win in net while Marieve Provost with a goal and an assist was named Canada’s Player of the game.

Team Canada’s next opponent at the Air Canada Cup will be Switzerland on Friday at Bad Tolz, Germany, 4:00 pm local time.

Players of the game
CAN – Marieve Provost
FIN – Mira Huhta

Box Score CAN
1
3
2
6
Compte FIN
0
0
1
1

First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts:
1.  CAN   Heather Logan (Meagan Walton, Katie Weatherston)12:18

Penalties/Pénalités:
Johanna Helminen FIN (Bodycheck)15:15;
Rosa Lindstedt FIN (Crosschecking) 18:51

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts:
2.  CAN   Marieve Provost (Annie Guay, Stephanie Jones)20:54
3.  CAN   Kerri Wallace (Stephanie Jones)  30:10
4.  CAN   Kaley Hall (Marieve Provost, Stephanie Jones)  39:09

Penalties/Pénalités:
Katariina Soikkanen FIN (Holding) 26:37;
Jackie Friesen CAN (Crosschecking) 31:21;
Laurie Ross CAN (Holding) 32:20;
Mira Jalosuo FIN (Interference) 35:23

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts:
5.  CAN   Bobbi Jo Slusar (Annie Guay) 42:03
1.   FIN    Mira Hunta (Riikka Noronen) 48:31
6.  CAN  Chelsea Grills  50:16

Penalties/Pénalités:
Mia Sinkkonen (Interference) 41:05;
Jackie Friesen (Tripping) 42:03;
Heather Logan (Hooking) 50:08


Goaltenders CAN

Brittony Chartier

Gardiennes de but FIN Maija Hassinen

Shots on Goal Team

1 p

2 p

3 p

Final

Shots on Goal CAN

24

23

18

65

Tirs au but FIN

8

3

10

21


Referee/Arbitre -
Linesmen/Juges des lignes -

Attendance/Assistance 150
For more information:
Kalli Quinn Director, Female National Teams | Équipes nationales féminines