Game Summary
Canada 6 - Sweden 1
 

WICKENHEISER HAS NATURAL HAT TRICK IN CANADA’S WIN

HARBIN, CHINA – Hayley Wickenheiser (Shaunavon, SK/Calgary, WWHL) had three goals in the first period – one at even strength, one on the power play and one shorthanded – as Canada downed Sweden 6-1 in exhibition play on Wednesday.

The game was Canada’s last tuneup prior to the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship, which starts on Friday. Canada opens the event against Russia.

Colleen Sostorics (Kennedy, SK/Calgary, WWHL) opened the scoring at 3:39 of the first period. Less than a minute later, Wickenheiser found an opening and streaked down the right side, beating Kim Martin with a snap shot to the far side.

Wickenheiser’s second of the game came on the power play at 15:13 and she completed the natural hat trick with a shorthanded goal at 18:41.

Cherie Piper (Scarborough, ON/Mississauga, CWHL) had a goal and three assists for Canada. Piper scored in the third period to make it 5-1 and Jennifer Botterill (Winnipeg, MB/Mississauga, CWHL) concluded the scoring when she finished a nice play set up by Piper and Jayna Hefford (Kingston, ON/Brampton, CWHL).

Elin Holmlov scored Sweden’s lone goal. Kim St-Pierre (Chateauguay, QC/Montreal, CWHL) started the game in net for Canada, with Charline Labonte (Boisbriand, QC/McGill, CIS) coming in at the 10:15 mark of the second period. Canada outshot Sweden 50-15.

Team Canada will practise on Thursday in preparation for its first game of the World Women’s Championship.

 

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement World Women's Championship Location/Emplacement Harbin, CHN
Date Wed Apr 2, 2008 Arena/Aréna Baqu Arena
Time/Heure 17:30 PST Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game # 01

 

Box Score/Compte

1

2

3

Final

CAN

4

0

2

6

SWE

1

0

0

1

 

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
CAN – Colleen Sostorics 3:39
CAN – Hayley Wickenheiser (Carla MacLeod, Meaghan Mikkelson) 4:28
CAN – Hayley Wickenheiser (Sarah Vaillancourt, Cherie Piper) 15:13 pp
SWE – Elin Holmlov 16:31
CAN – Hayley Wickenheiser (Cherie Piper) 18:41 sh

Penalties/Pénalités :
CAN – Colleen Sostorics (high-sticking) 5:16
SWE – Jenni Asserholt (high-sticking) 15:03
CAN – Colleen Sostorics (hooking) 17:27

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts :
None/Aucun

Penalties/Pénalités :
CAN – Carla MacLeod (slashing) 0:47
SWE – Cecilia Ostberg (interference) 2:13
CAN – Gillian Apps (interference) 4:49
SWE – Jenni Asserholt (interference) 5:57
CAN – Hayley Wickenheiser (interference)
SWE – Jenni Asserholt (interference) 8:01
CAN – Cherie Piper (roughing) 16:36
SWE – Emma Elliasson (interference) 16:36

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts :
CAN – Cherie Piper (Sarah Vaillancourt) 12:03
CAN – Jennifer Botterill (Cherie Piper, Jayna Hefford) 16:55

Penalties/Pénalités :
CAN – Delaney Collins (interference) 14:29

 

Goaltenders CAN Kim St-Pierre, Charline Labonte (10:15 2nd)
Gardiens de but SWE Kim Martin

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN - - - 50
Tirs au but SWE - - - 15

Referee/Arbitre ---
Linesmen/Juges des lignes ---

 

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