2016-17 National Women's Under-18 Team

2017 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship
Game #17
SF/DF
Final
January 13, 2017 10:00 am EST
PSG Arena
Zlin, CZE

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
2
0
2
1
2
3
6

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
5
7
3
15
10
12
18
40

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 6
14
2 / 7
35

Game Story

CANADA PULLS AWAY IN THIRD, ADVANCES TO FINAL AT U18 WOMEN’S WORLDS

ZLIN, Czech Republic – Sophie Shirley (Saskatoon, Sask./Okanagan Hockey Academy, CSSHL) and Sarah Fillier (Georgetown, Ont./Oakville, PWHL) led the offence with two goals apiece, helping Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team to a 6-2 win over Sweden in semifinal action Friday at the 2017 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship.

The Canadians will go in search of their fifth world title when they face off against the United States in the gold medal game on Saturday (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT).

Brooke Hobson (Prince Albert, Sask./Prince Albert, SFMAAAHL) and Maegan Beres (North Vancouver, B.C./North American Hockey Academy, JWHL) had the other goals for Canada, which allowed the Swedes to get within one goal after two periods before scoring three times in the final frame.

After the Canadians killed an early power play, they went to work on the man advantage; the puck was worked around to Hobson, whose slap shot from the point made its way through traffic and past Swedish goaltender Sofia Reideborn for the 1-0 goal at 4:11.

That would be it for scoring in the first period, although the Swedes enjoyed a five-minute man advantage after Canadian forward Amy Potomak (Aldergrove, B.C./Pacific, JWHL) was given a charging major and game misconduct.

Fillier doubled the lead just past the six-minute mark of the second period, rushing into the Swedish zone and beating Reideborn with a quick wrist shot from the left wing, and Shirley added the eventual game-winner just over two minutes later, getting credit after a weird bounce behind the Swedish net found its way in.

But the Swedes chipped away, getting two goals back before the end of 40 minutes.

Josefin Bouveng scored the first, knocking a loose puck past Canadian netminder Édith D’Astous-Moreau (Laval, Que./Nepean, PWHL) after a rebound off the end-boards, and Paula Bergstrom made it a one-goal game at 17:01, beating D’Astous-Moreau with a wrist shot from the blue-line.

Momentum swung back to Canada once the puck dropped to begin the third period, with shots on goal favouring the Canadians 18-3 in the final 20 minutes.

Shirley added insurance at 5:58, tapping in a rebound on a Canadian power play for her second of the game.

Fillier added her second into an empty net with 3:20 to go before Shirley set up Beres to cap the scoring with just 52 seconds remaining, sealing Canada’s third win over Sweden in a span of eight days.

The Canadians have appeared in every gold medal game at U18 women’s worlds, claiming silver five times (2008, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2016) in addition to their four gold (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014).


Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Daryl Watts
Holding (2:00)
1:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Felizia Wikner Zienkiewicz
Body-Checking (2:00)
3:25
GOAL
Goal: Brooke Hobson (power play)

Assists: Courtney Vorster
4:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Paula Bergstrom
Holding (2:00)
8:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Brette Pettet
Tripping (2:00)
8:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Amy Potomak
Charging - Major (5:00)
12:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Amy Potomak
Game Misconduct - Misconduct (20:00)
12:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Lina Ljungblom
Slashing (2:00)
19:22
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Fillier

Assists: Emma Maltais
6:13
GOAL
Goal: Sophie Shirley

8:39
GOAL
Goal: Josefin Bouveng

Assists: Hanna Olsson
9:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Jenny Antonsson
Slashing (2:00)
13:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Olivia Knowles
Hooking (2:00)
15:16
GOAL
Goal: Paula Bergstrom

Assists: Sofie Lundin, Josefin Bouveng
17:01
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Pernilla Forsgren
Tripping (2:00)
2:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Hanna Olsson
Body-Checking (2:00)
5:05
GOAL
Goal: Sophie Shirley (power play)

Assists: Nara Elia, Brette Pettet
5:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Emma Maltais
Hooking (2:00)
7:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Solveig Neunzert
Cross-Checking (2:00)
9:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Brooke McQuigge
Holding (2:00)
13:35
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Fillier

16:41
GOAL
Goal: Maegan Beres

Assists: Sophie Shirley, Brette Pettet
19:08
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Sofia Reideborn

16:42

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Sofia Reideborn SWE 59 39 34 5 0.872
Édith D’Astous-Moreau CAN 60 15 13 2 0.867

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - 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

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 NST: Gangneung gold celebrated in Saskatoon
Gangneung gold celebrated in Saskatoon
2017 NWT: Giving back to the community
Canada’s National Women’s Team took time out from its training camp in Fredericton, N.B.
2017 MWC: SWE 2 – CAN 1 (SO) (Gold medal)
Pickard made 40 saves, but Canada settled for silver at the worlds.
2017 MWC: CAN 4 – RUS 2 (Semifinal)
Canada erased a two-goal deficit to advance to the gold medal game.
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