TURKU, Finland– Thirteen different players registered at least a point as Canada’s National Women’s Team shut out Finland 8-0 at the Gatorade Center on Saturday afternoon.
• Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont.) led the way with a hat trick for Canada.
• Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.) scored a pair of goals.
• Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que.) added a goal and two assists.
• Jaime Bourbonnais (Mississauga, Ont.) and Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont.) had Canada’s other goals.
• Claire Thompson (Toronto, Ont.) tallied three assists.
• Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont.), Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask.) and Jessie Eldridge (Barrie, Ont.) added two assists each.
• Kristen Campbell (Brandon, Man.) turned aside all 13 shots she faced for her first win and shutout with Canada’s National Women’s Team.
• Canada outshot Finland 37-13.
Following the games in Finland, Canada’s National Women’s Team returns to Canada for the Canadian leg of the Rivalry Series. Canada and the United States will play Nov. 21 in Kingston, Ont., followed by a game Nov. 23 in Ottawa.
Canada vs. Finland – Sunday, Nov. 14 at 7 a.m. ET / 4 a.m. PT
TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will air all three games of the Finland series; check local listings for details.
“I think probably just time being able to adjust to the jet lag plan and being acclimatized to the area. The start as well, plus contributing some offence right off the bat. I thought today we played more of a 60-minute game and had all four lines rolling.”
- Head coach Troy Ryan (Spryfield, N.S.) on the difference from the opening game to today
“It feels really good and the girls played great in front of me today. It was just really exciting to get the win and execute a full 60 minutes to get the win. The quick start was huge, that got us going, it gave us a lot of momentum and we just rolled from there; we trusted our systems and played really well.”
- Campbell on her first career win
“I think our team as a whole, we were rolling today and creating a lot of offence. I think it’s always nice when they’re going in for you and I thought my line did a really good job of getting pucks to the net and I was able to bury some. Our team really talked about getting off to a good start and setting the tone. For [Victoria Bach] to make that pass to me on the first for a breakaway, it felt pretty good to bury that one and set the tone for the game.”
- Spooner on the team’s offensive output and team dynamics
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