HELSINKI, Finland -- Becky Kellar of Hagarsville, ON scored twice to lead Team Canada to a 7-4 victory over Finland on Wednesday in the final round-robin game at a three-country women's international hockey tournament.
With the victory, Canada's Women's Olympic Hockey team finished round-robin play with a 4-0 won-lost record and is scheduled to play the host Finns in the tournament final today (Thursday). Canada had 5-3 and 5-2 victories over Sweden and a 5-2 victory over the host team entering the second round-robin game against Finland on Wednesday. The Finns finished round-robin play with a 2-2 won-lost mark, while Sweden went 0-4 in the tournament. Angela James of Toronto had a goal and an assist for Team Canada, which also got goals from Laura Schuler of Scarborough, ON, Danielle Goyette of St-Nazaire, QC, Jayna Hefford of Kingston, ON and Vicky Sunohara of Scarborough. Geraldine Heaney of Weston, ON chipped in with two assists.
Canada now has a won-lost record of 12-2 as it prepares to compete at the first-ever women's ice hockey tournament at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan next February. The women's team returns to Calgary on Friday and will begin training on Monday for the 3 Nations' Cup tournament in Lake Placid, NY against the second- and third-seeded teams at the six-team Olympic tournament -- Finland and the United States.
1. Finland, Lankosaari 7:11
2. Canada, Kellar (Heaney) 7:31 PP
3. Canada, James 12:46
4. Finland, Fisk (Krooks) 18:40 PP
Penalties -- Goyette CAN (hooking) 1:14; Aaltomaa FIN (hooking) 7:23; Wickenheiser CAN (cross checking) 17:29.
5. Finland, Selin (Ikonen, Vaarakallio) 2:43 PP
6. Canada, Kellar (Heaney, James) 9:33
7. Canada, Schuler 12:06
8. Canada, Goyette (Drolet) 14:10 PP
9. Canada, Hefford 19:38
Penalties -- Drolet CAN (slashing) 1:15; Goyette CAN (hooking) 3:53; Reima FIN (holding the stick) 6:06; Manninen FIN (cross checking) 12:06; Reima FIN (tripping) 13:17; Kevalainen FIN, Hefford CAN (roughing minors) 17:16; Drolet CAN (boarding) 18:21.
10. Finland, Fisk (Lehto) 2:2711. Canada, Sunohara 12:53
Penalties -- Smith CAN (hooking) 4:01; Kellar CAN (boarding) 6:52; Lankosaari FIN (hooking); Goyette CAN (roughing) 14:16; James CAN (interference) 19:33.
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