CANADA’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S U22/DEVELOPMENT TEAM RECORDS SECOND STRAIGHT SHUTOUT AT MECO CUP, WITH 2-0 VICTORY OVER FINLAND
FÜSSEN, Germany – Canada's National Women’s Under-22/Development Team will play for gold at the 2013 Meco Cup.
Sarah Lefort (Ormstown, Que./Boston University, HE) and Carolyne Prévost scored second-period goals Saturday, as Canada defeated Finland 2-0.
The Canadians will play Russia for gold on Sunday, a year after they had to settle for bronze.
“We were very happy, our team, very happy to be part of the final, and we'll be ready for (Sunday's) game,” said Canadian head coach Pierre Alain.
Genevieve Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Boston, CWHL) earned the shutout for Canada.
The victory comes on the heels of Canada's preliminary-round opener, a 4-0 victory over Switzerland.
Alain was pleased with how the team dictated the pace from the opening minute.
“We were very good in the first period,” he said. “When we set our pace, and when we move our skates the way we moved our skates today, and when we move the puck the way we moved the puck today, it's tough to handle.
“So it was tough for them to follow us in the first period. It was momentum for us going into the second period.”
Finland will play Germany for bronze Sunday, while Sweden, last year's winner, will face Switzerland for fifth place.
|Game Information/Renseignements sur le match|
|Event/Événement||2013 Meco Cup
|Date||Sat. Jan. 5, 2013
|Time/Heure||1:30 pm ET
|Game #/No du match||6
|Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités|
|First Period/Première période
01:05 FIN Essi Hallvar
04:26 FIN Vilma Tarvainen (Body Checking)
06:49 CAN Marie-Philip Poulin
09:21 FIN Anne Tuomanen
12:46 FIN Vilma Tarvainen
12:53 CAN Brianne Jenner
|Second Period/Deuxième période
00:37 CAN Sarah Lefort (Jamie Lee Rattray, Erin Ambrose) PP
18:36 CAN Carolyne Prévost (Geneviève Lacasse)
00:33 FIN Rosa Lindstedt (Body Checking)
08:05 FIN Niina Makinen
13:59 CAN Sarah Davis
|Third Period/Troisième période
08:18 FIN Vilma Tarvainen
09:38 CAN Jamie Lee Rattray
17:44 FIN Satu Tuominen
18:04 CAN Laura Stacey
|Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but|