Game Summary
Canada  6 - Sweden 0

CANADA'S UNDER-22 TEAM GOLDEN AGAIN AT MLP CUP WOMEN'S HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

KREUZLINGEN, Switzerland – Canada's under-22 women's hockey team continued its dominance of the MLP Cup, winning the gold medal Saturday with a 6-0 victory over Sweden.

Six different players scored for the Canadians, who led 5-0 after the first period and didn't look back en route to winning their eighth title in nine years. Canada didn't allow a goal through the six-country tournament.

“I think we had a great start, we scored early, and that's what talked about, having a good start and setting the tempo, and trying to make them play with us,” Canadian coach Jim Fetter said in a phone interview. “I thought we did a great job, overall it was a great team game.”

Laura Fortino, Catherine White, Vicki Bendus, Jenelle Kohanchuk, Chelsea Karpenko and Bailey Bram scored Canada's goals.

The Canadians outshot Sweden 60-37 with Geneviève Lacasse earning the shutout for Canada.

“It was the best we played all week,” Fetter said. “And that's what we discussed, that we wanted to make sure we got better every time we stepped on the ice, and that today, whatever game we were playing, that we were playing our best hockey, and that's what happened.”

Canada cruised by its opponents throughout the tournament, beating Switzerland 5-0 and Germany 9-0 in the preliminary round before trouncing Russia 9-0 in the semifinals.

“That's what we discussed, that we wanted to make sure we got better every time we stepped on the ice, and that today, whatever game we were playing, that we were playing our best hockey,” Fetter said. “That's what happened.”

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Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Event/Événement 2011 MLP Cup Location/Emplacement Kreuzlingen, SUI
Date Sat. Jan. 7, 2011 Arena/Aréna Bodensee-Arena
Time/Heure 2:00 pm ET Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Gold Medal Game #/No du match 11

 

Box Score/Compte
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2
3
Final
CAN
5
1
0
6
SWE
0
0
0
0

 

Goals/Penalties - Buts/Pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts : 
03:12 CAN 23 Laura Fortino (13 Bailey Bram)
07:40 CAN 18 Catherine White  (8 Natalie Spooner, 4 Lauriane Rougeau)
10:04 CAN 27 Vicki Bendus (13 Bailey Bram, 15 Jillian Saulnier)
16:24 CAN 9 Jenelle Kohanchuk (13 Bailey Bram)
18:09 CAN 16 Chelsea Karpenko (20 Mallory Deluce, 26 Carolyne Prevost)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
05:48 SWE 26 Karin Johansson (Interference)
05:53 SWE 22 Emma Eliasson (Interference)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts : 
08:24 13 Bailey Bram (14 Courtney Birchard)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
0
0:55 SWE 23 Gunilla Andersson (Slashing)
02:52 SWE Team (Too many players)
03:58 CAN 13 Bailey Bram (Interference)
13:52 SWE 5 Johanna Fallman (Body Checking)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts :

None

Penalties/Pénalités : 
12:28 CAN 15 Jillian Saulnier (High Sticking)
10:59 CAN 3 Brittany Haverstock (Holding)

 

Goaltenders CAN Genevieve Lacasse
Gardiens de but SWE Sara Grahn, Valentina Lizana
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 23 21 16 60
Tirs au but SWE 12 7 18 37
 
Referee/Arbitre ---
Linesmen/Juges des lignes ---