Game Summary
Canada 8 - Espoo Blues 0
 

APPS, BOTTERILL EACH SCORE PAIR IN CANADIAN WIN

ESPOO, Finland – Canada’s National Women’s Team came out firing on Sunday night. And it paid off in a big way.

Gillian Apps (Unionville, Ont./Brampton, CWHL) and Jennifer Botterill (Winnipeg, Man./Mississauga, CWHL) each scored a pair of goals to lead Canada to an 8-0 victory over the Espoo Blues Midget AAA boys team. It was Canada’s second win in as many days over Midget AAA competition.

The teams played through a scoreless opening 12 minutes before the Canadians turned on the heat.

Tessa Bonhomme (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, WWHL) opened the scoring on the power play at 12:31 – the second day in a row she opened the scoring – and Apps notched her first of the game just over a minute later, converting a pass from Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Dawson College, CEGEP).

Botterill and Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont./Mercyhurst College, CHA) scored 16 seconds apart late in the opening frame to send the Canadians to the dressing room up by four.

Apps scored Canada’s lone goal in the second period to make it 5-0 before Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Cornell University, ECAC), Boterill and Meaghan Mikkelson (St. Albert, Alta./Edmonton, WWHL) counted goals in the third period.

Kim St-Pierre (Châteauguay, Que./Montreal, CWHL) made 24 saves for the shutout.

Canada will hit the ice next on Tuesday, when it faces Finland’s National Women’s Team in the final tuneup game ahead of the 2009 IIHF World Women’s Championship. The tournament kicks off on April 4, with Canada taking on China.

 

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement 2009 World Women's Champ. Location/Emplacement Espoo, FIN
Date Sun. Mar. 29, 2009 Arena/Aréna Laaksolahti Arena
Time/Heure 17:00 Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game # 02

 

Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
Final
CAN
4
1
3
8
ESP
0
0
0
0

 

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
12:31 CAN Tessa Bonhomme (Gina Kingsbury, Carla MacLeod) PP
13:34 CAN Gillian Apps (Marie-Philip Poulin, Gillian Ferrari)
16:05 CAN Jennifer Botterill (Gillian Ferrari, Caroline Ouellette)
16:24 CAN Meghan Agosta (Colleen Sostorics, Sarah Vaillancourt)

Penalties/Pénalités :
04:34 CAN Haley Irwin (Hooking/Accrocher)
06:03 CAN Gillian Apps (Hooking/Accrocher)
10:34 ESP Asmo Meriläinen (Interference/Obstruction)
17:27 CAN Carla MacLeod (Hooking/Accrocher)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts :
10:52 CAN Gillian Apps (Tessa Bonhomme, Jayna Hefford)

Penalties/Pénalités :
03:22 CAN Tessa Bonhomme (Body-checking/Mise en échec)
05:40 ESP Aleksi Järvinen (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
08:43 CAN Gillian Apps (Hooking/Accrocher)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts :
04:12 CAN Rebecca Johnston (Jennifer Botterill, Gillian Apps)
12:27 CAN Jennifer Botterill (Catherine Ward, Hayley Wickenheiser) PP
17:03 CAN Meaghan Mikkelson (Hayley Wickenheiser)

Penalties/Pénalités :
11:31 ESP Tommi Kujanpää (Tripping/Trebucher)
13:23 CAN Meghan Agosta (Slashing/Coup de bâton)

 

Goaltenders CAN Kim St-Pierre
Gardiens de but ESP Nico Rasijärvi
Tommi Hyytiänen (in 10:24/2nd)

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 15 13 10 38
Tirs au but ESP 4 8 12 24

Referee/Arbitre ---
Linesmen/Juges des lignes ---

 

For more information:
Kalli Quinn Director, Female National Teams | Équipes nationales féminines