Game Summary
Canada 3 - Finland 0
 

AGOSTA’S GOAL STANDS AS GAME-WINNER FOR CANADA

LEMPÄÄLÄ, Finland – Canada’s National Women’s Team will head into the 2009 IIHF World Women’s Championship riding a three-game winning streak after defeating Finland 3-0 on Tuesday.

Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont./Mercyhurst College, CHA) picked up the eventual game-winner just shy of the 12-minute mark of the opening period, snapping a shot past Finnish goaltender Noora Räty on a breakaway for a 1-0 Canadian lead.

Canada doubled its lead in the second period on the power play when Haley Irwin (Thunder Bay, Ont./University of Minnesota-Duluth, WCHA) earned her first international goal with Canada’s National Women’s Team, banking a centering pass a Finnish defender and past Räty.

Sarah Vaillancourt (Sherbrooke, Que./Harvard University, ECAC) rounded out the scoring with just 70 seconds remaining on the clock, converting into an empty net.

Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta./Grant MacEwan, ACAC) made 20 saves for Canada’s second consecutive shutout. It blanked the Espoo Blues on Sunday, and also scored a win over EHC Red Devil on Saturday.

The team will now prepare for the 2009 IIHF World Women’s Championship, which starts on April 4 in Hämeenlinna when Canada faces China. You can follow all of the action at www.hockeycanada.ca.

 

Finland

1 Mira Kuisma
30 Maija Hassinen
31 Noora Raty

3 Emma Laaksonen
5 Mariia Posa
6 Jenni Hiirikoski
7 Mira Jalosuo
10 Kati Kovalainen
20 Saija Sirvio
26 Heidi Pelttari

8 Marjo Voutilainen
9 Venla Heikkila
12 Mari Saarinen
13 Linda Valimaki
15 Satu Tuominen
21 Michelle Karvinen
22 Saara Tuominen
23 Nina Tikkinen
25 Mari Pehkonen
27 Anne Helin
29 Karoliina Rantamaki

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement 2009 World Women's Champ. Location/Emplacement Lempaala, FIN
Date Tue. Mar. 31, 2009 Arena/Aréna Lempaala Arena
Time/Heure 6:30 pm Local Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game # 03

 

Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
Final
CAN
1
1
1
3
FIN
0
0
0
0

 

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
11:55 CAN Meghan Agosta (Colleen Sostorics, Becky Kellar)

Penalties/Pénalités :
06:12 FIN Emma Laaksonen (Interference/Obstruction)
06:30 CAN Jayna Hefford (Hooking/Accrocher)
14:26 CAN Hayley Wickenheiser (High-sticking/Baton èlevè)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts :
04:04 CAN Haley Irwin (Meaghan Mikkelson, Sarah Vaillancourt) PP/AN

Penalties/Pénalités :
00:25 FIN Marjo Voutilainen (Hooking/Accrocher)
03:47 FIN Mira Jalosuo (Hooking/Accrocher)
09:10 CAN Marie-Philip Poulin (Holding the Stick/Retenir de baton)
12:31 CAN Sarah Vaillancourt (Interference/Obstruction)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts :
18:50 CAN Sarah Vaillancourt (Jayna Hefford, Hayley Wickenheiser)

Penalties/Pénalités :
05:24 CAN Jayne Hefford (Hooking/Accrocher)
08:07 FIN Michelle Karvinen (Tripping/Trebucher)
11:53 FIN Kati Kovalainen (Slashing/Coup de baton)
14:37 CAN Meaghan Mikkelson (Tripping/Trebucher)

 

Goaltenders CAN Shannon Szabados
Gardiens de but FIN Noora Raty

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 15 12 11 38
Tirs au but FIN 7 4 9 20

 

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