2016-17 National Women's Under-18 Team

2017 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship
Game #3
Prelim.
Final
January 7, 2017 1:30 pm EST
PSG Arena
Zlin, CZE

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
0
0
1
0
3
2
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
5
6
6
17
5
17
11
33

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
10
1 / 5
6

Game Story

CANADA SPREADS AROUND OFFENCE IN WORLDS-OPENING WIN

JASON LA ROSE

ZLIN, Czech Republic – Olivia Knowles (Campbell River, B.C./Okanagan Hockey Academy, CSSHL) led the way with a goal and an assist, and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team got its 2017 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship started with a 5-1 win over Sweden on Saturday.

The Canadians got goals from five different players; Ashton Bell (Deloraine, Man./Westman, MFMHL), Brette Pettet (Kentville, N.S./Shattuck-St. Mary’s, USHS), Sarah Fillier (Georgetown, Ont./Oakville, PWHL) and Daryl Watts (Toronto, Ont./Mississauga, PWHL) also earned a spot on the scoresheet.

Emma Buckles (Toronto, Ont./Toronto, PWHL) joined Knowles as multi-point scorers, picking up a pair of assists.

Both teams struggled to find their offensive footing in the first period, managing only five shots apiece, but Hanna Olsson put the Swedes ahead 1-0 with a goal just 3:18 after the puck dropped.

That would be the lone shot to beat Canadian goaltender Danika Ranger (Uxbridge, Ont./Durham West, PWHL) in her international debut, and her team ratcheted up the offence in the second period.

Bell pulled Canada even just past the five-minute mark of the second period; the captain took a long stretch pass from Shelby Wood (Cambridge, Ont./Cambridge, PWHL) and went backhand to forehand before tucking the 1-1 goal around Swedish netminder Anna Amholt.

Pettet gave the Canadians their first lead midway through the middle frame, roofing a one-timer over Amholt, and Fillier converted just nine seconds into a power play to send Canada to the intermission up 3-1.

Canada held a one-sided 17-6 advantage in shots on goal in the second period, and 33-17 overall.

Knowles needed just 17 seconds of the third to make it 4-1, getting a point shot past Amholt, and Watts took a pass from Emma Maltais (Burlington, Ont./Oakville, PWHL) and wired in a wrist shot from the face-off dot to finish the scoring with 8:18 to go.

Canada improved to 6-0 all-time against the Swedes at the U18 world championship, outscoring the Scandinavians 40-5 over that span.

Preliminary-round play continues Sunday in Zlin when the Canadians face off against Russia (9:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Hanna Olsson

Assists: Lina Ljungblom
3:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Paula Bergstrom
Holding (2:00)
9:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Sophie Shirley
Boarding (2:00)
14:37
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Alva Johnsson
Interference (2:00)
2:53
GOAL
Goal: Ashton Bell

Assists: Shelby Wood
5:12
GOAL
Goal: Brette Pettet

Assists: Sophie Shirley, Emma Buckles
9:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Pernilla Forsgren
Tripping (2:00)
17:39
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Fillier (power play)

Assists: Emma Buckles, Olivia Knowles
17:46
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Olivia Knowles

Assists: Avery Mitchell
0:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Emma Buckles
Body-Checking (2:00)
2:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Maegan Beres
Hooking (2:00)
3:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Paula Bergstrom
Body-Checking (2:00)
7:24
GOAL
Goal: Daryl Watts

Assists: Emma Maltais
11:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Celine Tedenby
Slashing (2:00)
19:34

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Anna Amholt  SWE 60 33 28 5 0.848
Danika Ranger CAN 60 17 16 1 0.941

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

0 - 2 L @ RussiaRUS
Jan 14, 2017
1 - 3 L @ United StatesUSA
Jan 14, 2017
2 - 6 L @ CanadaCAN
Jan 13, 2017
6 - 2 W v SwedenSWE
Jan 13, 2017
2 - 1 W v FinlandFIN
Jan 11, 2017
1 - 0 W @ United StatesUSA
Jan 10, 2017
Videos
Photos
2017 SHWC: CAN 4 – USA 1 (Gold Medal)
Canada wins gold medal at sledge worlds
2017 U18WC: SWE 7 – CAN 3 (Quarter-final)
Canada downed in QFs at U18 worlds
2017 U18WC: FIN 6 – CAN 3 (Preliminary)
Entwistle had a goal and assist, but Canada dropped its prelim finale.
2017 U18WC: CAN 7 – SUI 3 (Preliminary)
Studnicka and Glass scored two apiece to lead Canada past the Swiss.
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