Game Summary
Canada 6 - Germany 1
 

Canada Wins Air Canada Cup in Germany

RAVENSBURG, Germany
The atmosphere was electric once again at the Ravensburg Eissporthalle on Sunday night as another boisterous close to capacity crowd watched Team Canada take on the host Germans for the Air Canada Cup title. Enthusiastic fans cheered on the home side relentlessly with drums beating and continuous chanting throughout the game. However, the Canadian Women’s Under 22 Team skated to a 6-1 victory over Germany.

Sabrina Harbec opened the scoring for Canada early at 3:16 of the first as she took a pass from Rebecca Johnston at the side of the net and managed to bank the puck past German goalie Viona Harrer. Germany tied the score at 13:06 on a two man advantage as Michaela Lanzl roofed a rebound under the crossbar over Shannon Szabados in the Canadian goal.

Canada took control of the game early in the second. Dominique Thibault banged home a rebound to end a scramble in front of the German goal with Hayley McMeekin earning the assist at 4:04. Two quick goals just before the mid way point of the period put the game out of reach. Rebecca Johnston deflected a Jocelyne Larocque point shot at 8:29 which was quickly followed by Ashley Riggs finishing off a passing play from linemates Sarah Vaillancourt and Meghan Agosta at 9:06 to give Canada a commanding 4-0 lead heading into the final period. Team Canada added two more goals just over a minute apart early in the third with Ashley Riggs and Melanie Gagnon upping the score to 6-1.

In addition to the championship trophy, Canada also brought home some hardware from the tournament individual awards. Defencemen Tessa Bonhomme and Bobbi Jo Slusar were named to the allstar team along with forward Ashley Riggs. Annie Guay received the directorate award for Top Defenceman.

Team Canada players and staff will fly home on Monday with everyone returning to their respective school and club teams in North America.

Awards
Top Defense of the tournament: Annie Guay

All-Star Team
Bonhomme (D)
Slusar (D)
Riggs (F)

Summary of Players of the game
Game 1 Johnston
Game 2 Chouinard
Semi-Final Vailancourt
Gold Medal Game Riggs

Congratulations to the U22 staff and players on a great event.

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement Euro Air Canada Cup Location/Lieu Ravensburg, GER
Date Sun, Jan. 7, 2007 Arena/Aréna -
Time/Heure - Attendance/Assistance 2600
Round/Ronde Gold Medal Game #/No. Match -

Box Score/Compte

1

2

3

Final

CAN

1

3

2

6

GER

1

0

0

1

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
1. CAN, Sabrina Harbec (Rebecca Johnston)3:16
2. GER, Michaela Lanzl (Andrea Lanzl, Maritta Becker)13:06 PP

Penalties/Pénalités :
Sara Seiler GER (Holding/Retenir) 8:45
Melanie Gagnon CAN (Interference/Obstruction) 11:24
Meghan Agosta CAN (Tripping/Trebucher) 12:36
Dominique Thibault CAN (Roughing/Rudesse) 18:08

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts :
3. CAN, Dominique Thibault (Hayley McMeekin) 4:04
4. CAN, Rebecca Johnston (Jocelyne Larocque, Sabrina Harbec) 8:29
5. CAN, Ashley Riggs (Sarah Vaillancourt, Meghan Agosta) 9:06

Penalties/Pénalités :
Maritta Becker GER (Boarding/Donner de la bande) 16:51
Meghan Agosta CAN (Hooking/Raccrocher) 19:47

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts :
6. CAN, Ashley Riggs (Sarah Vaillancourt, Meghan Agosta) 2:12
7. CAN, Melanie Gagnon (Valerie Chouinard, Rebecca Johnston) 3:16

Penalties/Pénalités :
Jenny Tamas GER (Holding/Retenir) 16:18
Jocelyne Larocque CAN (Interference/Obstruction) 19:04

Goaltenders/Gardiens de but
CAN CAN – Shannon Szabados 12/11
GER GER - Viona Harrer 41/35
GER – Jennifer Harss (5:02 3rd) 10/10

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but

1

2

3

Final

CAN

18

14

19

51

GER

7

3

2

12

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