Canada 8 vs. Finland 3

2005 Air Canada Cup Exhibition
February 8-12th, 2005
February 10, 2005/ le 10, fevrier

Canada wins Air Canada Cup Opener

Canada’s National Women’s Under 22 Team defeated Team Finland Under 20 by a score of 8-3 in the opening game of the Air Canada Cup in Duisburg, Germany on Thursday night.

Katie Weatherston of  Thunder Bay, ON and Meaghan Mikkelson of St. Albert, AB scored two goals each to lead Canada’s attack.  Following a scoreless first period, Team Canada exploded for five goals in the second period.  In addition to Weatherston’s pair and a single from Mikkelson, Kaley Hall of Calgary, AB and Ashley Riggs of Pickering, ON contributed to the commanding Canadian lead at the end of the second.  

Finland got on the scoreboard at the 4:05 mark of the third, spoling Brittony Chartier’s shutout bid.  The teams continued to trade goals for the remainder of the period with Mikkelson’s second and Krista McArthur (Alliston, ON) and Noemie Marin (Acton Vale, AC) rounding out the Canadian scoring.   Finland’s final goal of the night was a power play marker on a two man advantage in the last minute of the game.  Team Canada outshot Finland 46 -25.

The next action for the Team Canada will come on Friday at 4:30pm German time as they take on Switzerland in their second round robin game at the Air Canada Cup. 

Box Score CAN
0
5
3
8
Compte FIN
0
0
3
3

First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts:
No scoring

Penalties/Pénalités:
Sarah Vaillancourt CAN (Charging/ Assaut) 3:23;
Piia Lallukka FIN (Slashing/Coup de baton) 10:48;
Sarra Tuominen FIN (High Sticking/Baton Eleve) 18:44

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts:
1.  CAN, Katie Weatherston 2:28 2.  CAN, Meaghan Mikkelson 4:45
3.  CAN, Kaley Hall (Gillian Apps, Stephanie Jones) 8:15
4.  CAN, Katie Weatherston (Meghan Agosta) 18:16
5.  CAN, Ashley Riggs (Noemie Marin)  19:45

Penalties/Pénalités:

Gillian Apps CAN (Interference/Obstruction) 
6:02; Kaley Hall CAN (High Stick/Baton eleve) 8:20;
Noemie Marin CAN (Hooking Raccrocher) 13:27

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts:
6.  FIN, Anne Helin (Michelle Karvinen, Mari Pehkonen) 4:05
7.  FIN, Susanna Niemela (Mari Pehkonen) 6:36
8.  CAN, Meaghan Mikkelson (Meghan Agosta, Katie Weatherston) 9:42
9.  CAN, Krista McArthur (Katie Weatherston) 12:34 PP
10. CAN, Noemie Marin (Gillian Apps, Sarah Vaillancourt) 16:10
11. FIN, Saara Tuominen (Jenni Hiirikoski) 19:38 PP

Penalties/Pénalités:
Nina Tikkinen FIN (Interference/Obstruction) 0:13;
Mari Pehkonen FIN (Interference/Obstruction) 10:52;
Gillian Apps CAN (Interference/Obstruction) 13:34; 
Kaley Hall CAN (Interference/Obstruction) 18:07;
Annie Guay CAN (Cross Check/Double-echec) 19:06


Goaltenders CAN Brittony Chartier
Gardiennes de but FIN Noora Raty

Shots on Goal Team

1 p

2 p

3 p

Final

Shots on Goal CAN

15

16

15

46

Tirs au but FIN

12

4

9

25


Referee/Arbitre Diane MichaudG. Schreiber
Linesmen/Juges des lignes

Sauer, Diane Michaud


Attendance/Assistance -