2004 IIHF Women's World Championship

Canada 13
Germany 0

Round Robin
Halifax Metro Centre
Thursday, April 1, 2004

First period outburst
leads Canada to victory

By Matthew Wuest

Canada busted out to an 8-0 lead over Germany in the first period and didn't look back, breezing to a 13-0
victory on Thursday night at the Metro Centre in Halifax, N.S.

Gillian Apps, Jayna Hefford and Danielle Goyette got the Canadians rolling with three goals in a span of 102 seconds early in the first period. Canada put two more pucks past 17-year-old German goaltender Viona Harrer to chase her from the game at the 13:28 mark.

Things didn't get much better for her replacement, Stephanie Wartosch-Kurten, who allowed three more goals before the period was out to give Canada an 8-0 stranglehold heading into the first intermission. The quick first-period start was crucial for Team Canada.

"We're a team that sometimes has a slow start," said Goyette, who tallied a goal and two assists. "It's important for us to start really fast, and it gives us
momentum for the rest of the game."

It was a different story in the second period, at least initially. Wartosch-Kurten stopped 22 straight shots over the first 15:06, putting on a goaltending clinic and pleasing the crowd with a number of spectacular saves.

But the Canadian offensive attack eventually prevailed, as Hefford, Colleen Sostorics and Caroline Oullette converted for singles in the final 4:56 of the second period.

Canada would add two more goals in the final period to cap the 13-0 victory, and fired a total of 64 shots on the German goaltenders. The win was important for Canada as it heads into the next round.

"It's important that each player on our team feels confident going into the next game," said Goyette. "We know the next game's going to be harder, so feeling good on the ice with passing and skating is going to help us."

Sami-Jo Small got the shutout for Canada, turning aside all eight German shots. Jennifer Botterill led the way for Canada offensively, picking up a goal and three assists for a tournament-high seven points. Hefford and Delaney
Collins added two goals and an assist each. With the victory, Canada clinched first place in Pool A.

Box Score












Scoring/Buts :
19.35 8 - 0 EQ Canada 61. SUNOHARA, Vicky (34. COLLINS, Delaney)
17.12 7 - 0 EQ Canada 77. CAMPBELL, Cassie (17. BOTTERILL, Jennifer) (13. OUELLETTE, Caroline)
15.26 6 - 0 EQ Canada 34. COLLINS, Delaney (7. PIPER, Cherie)
13.28 5 - 0 EQ Canada 17. BOTTERILL, Jennifer (9. FERRARI, Gillian)
12.09 4 - 0 EQ Canada 24. BECHARD, Kelly (15. GOYETTE, Danielle)
08.18 3 - 0 EQ Canada 15. GOYETTE, Danielle (22. WICKENHEISER, Hayley) (77. CAMPBELL, Cassie)
07.26 2 - 0 EQ Canada 16. HEFFORD, Jayna (17. BOTTERILL, Jennifer) (13. OUELLETTE, Caroline)
06.36 1 - 0 EQ Canada 10. APPS, Gillian Game Winning Goal (23. ANTAL, Dana)

Penalties/Pénalités :
09.42 2 min Germany 24. FRUWIRT, Stephanie Tripping
Scoring/Buts :
39.05 11 - 0 EQ Canada 13. OUELLETTE, Caroline (16. HEFFORD, Jayna)
36.54 10 - 0 EQ Canada 5. SOSTORICS, Colleen (15. GOYETTE, Danielle) (27. KINGSBURY, Gina)
35.06 9 - 0 EQ Canada 16. HEFFORD, Jayna (11. POUNDER, Cheryl)

Penalties/Pénalités :
34.41 2 min Germany 21. LANZL, Michaela Boarding
34.41 2 min Canada 7. PIPER, Cherie Boarding
23.36 2 min Canada 10. APPS, Gillian Highsticking
Scoring/Buts :
55.43 13 - 0 PP1 Canada 23. ANTAL, Dana (7. PIPER, Cherie) (6. BRISSON, Therese)
41.59 12 - 0 EQ Canada 34. COLLINS, Delaney (17. BOTTERILL, Jennifer)

Penalties/Pénalités :
54.24 2 min Germany 15. RITTER, Nina Hooking
51.00 2 min Germany 19. OSWALD, Christina Tripping
46.29 2 min Germany 81. BECKER, Maritta Highsticking

Players of the Game CAN -
Joueurs du partie GER -

Goaltenders CAN 1. SMALL, Sami Jo
Gardiens de but GER 13. WARTOSCH-KURTEN, Stephanie
31. HARRER, Viona

Shots on Goal by Shots on Goal by





Shots on Goal by CAN





Tirs au but par GER





Officials Referee/Arbitre HIRVONEN Anu
Officiels Linesmen/
Juges des lignes

SUBAN Johanna

Attendance/Assistance 7,251

Next up for Canada: Germany
By Matthew Wuest

Canada will meet Germany at 8 p.m. local time on Thursday in each team's second game of the 2004 IIHF
World Women's Championship.

Both teams defeated China in games this week. The Canadians breezed to an 11-0 win on Tuesday, while Germany scored a tight 4-2 come-from-behind victory on Wednesday evening.

The Canadian team had the day off Wednesday and will have fresh legs for Thursday's game. The Germans are entering the game on an emotional high after beating China. The Canadians understand they'll have to be at their best to earn a victory.

"We know Germany has a good team," said 38-year-old veteran forward Danielle Goyette. "We're going to have to work hard to beat them and make sure we're ready for that game."

The Canadian team doesn't have much familiarity with the Germans, but Goyette said that might work to their advantage.

"It's better for us because you prepare yourself for a big game," said Goyette. "If they're not as strong as you think, it's better for you."

That said, the teams aren't total strangers. Canadian defence Therese Brisson and German rearguard Raffaela Wolf are teammates for the Oakville Ice of the National Women's Hockey League.

Canada's top scorers so far are Jayna Hefford (three goals and one assist) and Goyette (one goal and three assists). Michaela Lanzl leads the way for Germany with a goal and an assist.

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