Red (CAN) 4 - Finland 2
OTTAWA – Canada continued its winning streak against Finland as Team Red defeated Finland 4-2 on Wednesday evening.
Laura Fridfinnson (Arborg, MB) opened the scoring at the half way mark of the first period to give Team Red a 1-0 lead. Four minutes later, team captain Sarah Vaillancourt (Sherbrooke, QC) buried one to put Canada up 2-0 at the end of one.
Katja Riipi put one past Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, AB) as Finland had a two player advantage on the power play to close the lead to 2-1 for the only goal of the second period.
Team Red would add two more in the third on goals by Jennifer Hitchcock (La Salle, ON) and defensemen Tessa Bonhomme (Sudbury, ON) before Mari Pehkonen replied for Finland.
Szabados made 36 saves in the 4-2 Team Red victory, while Mira Kuisma had 34 saves in the loss.