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Women's Recap: Canada 3, PWHPA All-Stars 2

Clark scored the winner with 51.4 seconds left as Canada survived a wild final three minutes to edge the PWHPA stars

December 9, 2021


CALGARY, Alta. – Canada’s National Women’s Team scored three goals in the third period and held on to defeat a team of PWHPA all-stars 3-2 Thursday night at the Markin McPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park.

• Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask.) scored the game-winning goal with 51.4 seconds left.
• Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.) finished with a goal and two assists.
• Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont.) also scored.
• Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont.) added a pair of assists.
• Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que.) turned aside 21 of the 24 shots she faced.
• Canada outshot the PWHPA 56-24.

Next Game:
Canada vs. PWHPA All-Stars – Saturday, December 11 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT

Quotes :
“We possessed the puck a lot in the game, but because of that extended possession time we probably got away from some of our habits. We made the extra play a little too often, but I thought the PWHPA gave us what we needed at this point. A little bit of adversity and they were aggressive; I just would like to see us bury a team when we have that much possession. I thought when we came out in the third, we came out with more attitude and just played the way we want to play.”
- Head coach Troy Ryan (Spryfield, N.S.) on his assessment of the game

“There’s a lot of familiar faces and a lot of incredible players on the ice tonight and some of our best friends are on the other side. At this point in the process, we have to use every game to prepare for the Olympics and whether we’re friends with the people in the other jerseys or not, we have to go to battle and play how we’re going to play against any team on any day. It’s difficult and different to change the mindset sometimes, but it’s just part of what we do.”
- Clark on the competition level against the PWHPA

“I knew [the PWHPA] would come out hard; they wanted to give us a good game and that’s what they did. They came out really aggressive and they are a skilled team, but for us it was getting our feet under us and make the simple plays. I think we got away from that a bit, but we just have to keep at it and get more shots on net when we can.”
- Johnston on still needing to make adjustments

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For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

[email protected] 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

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Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

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