WINNIPEG, MB – Canada’s National Women’s Team advanced to a tenth consecutive gold medal final at the 2007 IIHF World Women’s Championship with a 5-0 win over Finland on Monday evening. Canada will face USA in the gold medal final on Tuesday, April 10th, at 7:30 pm (local time)/ 8:30 pm (Eastern) / 5:30pm (Pacific) with the game being broadcast live across Canada on TSN/RDS.
Canada, who outshot Finland 44 to 22, was led offensively by Vicky Sunohara with three assists and Danielle Goyette with a goal and two assists. Canadian goaltender Kim St-Pierre had the shutout.
Canada beat USA in their previous match-up at this event, winning 5-4 in a shootout on April 7th. Canada has won eight World Championships (2004, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1994, 1992, 1990), but lost in the 2005 IIHF World Women’s Championship final in Sweden in another shootout to the United States of America.
The 2007 IIHF World Women’s Championship gold medal final in Winnipeg is sold out, with over 15,000 ticket holders ready for Tuesday evening’s finale. However, tickets are still available for the Bronze medal game on Tuesday afternoon that will have Finland taking on Sweden at 3:30 pm (local time). Bronze medal tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.ca/iihf or by calling (204) 780-3333.
TEAM CANADA RETURN FLIGHT ITINERARY INFORMATION – WED., APRIL 11TH
Information is listed by FINAL destination. Arrival times are all LOCAL TIMES and for Wednesday, April 11th. Flight information may change without notice
NOTE – Players not listed are returning home at a later date or driving to their final destinations.
Calgary, AB / AC8335 / 11:10 am
Delaney Collins, Gillian Ferrari, Danielle Goyette, Gina Kingsbury, Carla MacLeod,
Hayley Wickenheiser, Melody Davidson (Head Coach)
Edmonton, AB / AC8142 / 12:54 pm Barry Medori (Assistant Coach)
Montreal, QC / WJ696 / 1:33 pm
* Cathy Chartrand, Charline Labonté, Kim St-Pierre
Peter Smith (Asst. coach), Marie-France Dépin (Equipment Manager)
Ottawa, ON / AC8472 / 3:20 pm * Annie Guay
Sudbury, ON / AC7813 / 5:25 pm * Rebecca Johnston
Toronto, ON / AC258 / 1:49 pm
Kelly Béchard, Jayna Hefford, Cheryl Pounder, Vicky Sunohara,
Stephanie White (Assistant Coach)
Vancouver, BC / AC 295 9:15 am Gillian Apps
Final destinations in the U.S.
Boston, MA AC364 5:33 pm Sarah Vaillancourt
Columbus, OH AC7896 7 :10 pm Tessa Bonhomme
Duluth, MN NW4762 4 :10 pm Caroline Ouellette
Lebanon, NY US4834 8:25 pm Katie Weatherston
Erie, PA NW5857 10 :35 pm Meghan Agosta
* alternate players