HÄMEENLINNA, Finland – Canada’s National Women’s Team has won the silver medal at the 2009 IIHF World Women’s Championship after falling to the United States 4-1 in Sunday’s gold medal game.
Jennifer Botterill (Winnipeg, Man./Mississauga, CWHL) scored the lone goal for Canada, which took home silver from the world championship for the second year in a row. Botterill’s goal tied the game early in the second period before the Americans scored the game’s final three goals.
The game marked the 12th consecutive time Canada and the U.S. met in the gold medal game at the IIHF World Women’s Championship, dating back to the first world championship in 1990. Canada now has three silver medals to go along with its nine world titles.
Canadian captain Hayley Wickenheiser (Shaunavon, Sask./Ekilstuna, SWE) was named the tournament’s Top Forward by the IIHF Directorate, while Charline Labonté (Boisbriand, Que./McGill University, CIS) took home Top Goaltender honours. Jenni Hiirikoski of Finland was named Top Defenceman.
Wickenheiser, Botterill and Caroline Ouellette (Montreal, Que./Montreal, CWHL) were named Canada’s Top Three Players.
Canada’s players and staff will return to Canada on Monday, April 13. Following are the flight details for players and staff.
TEAM CANADA RETURN FLIGHT ITINERARY INFORMATION
Following are the arrival times for the players and staff at their FINAL destinations. All times listed are local.
Calgary, Alta. / LH0494 / 11:35 a.m.
Hockey Canada executive vice-president, Johnny Misley
Hockey Canada director of female hockey, Julie Healy
Head coach, Melody Davidson
Strength and conditioning coach, Ryan van Asten
Players: Tessa Bonhomme, Gillian Ferrari, Gina Kingsbury, Carla MacLeod, Colleen Sostorics, Hayley Wickenheiser
Montreal, Que. / AC875 / 12:25 p.m.
Assistant coach, Peter Smith
Video coach, Marco Marciano
Players: Charline Labonté, Caroline Ouellette, Kim St-Pierre, Marie-Philip Poulin, Catherine Ward
Edmonton, Alta. / AC8144 / 2:22 p.m.
Players: Meaghan Mikkelson, Shannon Szabados
Toronto, Ont. / LH470 / 4:15 p.m.
Goaltending consultant, Dave Jamieson
Physician, Dr. Patti Galvin
Massage therapist, Domenic Manchisi
Mental training consultant, Dr. Peter Jensen
Players: Gillian Apps, Jennifer Botterill, Jayna Hefford, Becky Kellar
London, Ont. / AC7719 / 8:03 p.m.
Therapist, Doug Stacey
Meghan Agosta, Haley Irwin, Rebecca Johnston, Sarah Vaillancourt and Jennifer Wakefield will be travelling to various cities in the United States. Also, assistant coach Doug Lidster will travel to Detroit.
For more information on media availability, contact Chris Jurewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Chris is Hockey Canada’s coordinator of media relations and will be travelling with the Calgary group on Monday, April 13.