Canada’s Women’s Olympic Team
spread around the offence on Friday, getting points from 16 of 19 skaters
in an 11-0 quarterfinal win over Sweden at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont.)
and Sarah Fillier (Georgetown, Ont.) each recorded a
hat trick. Both have eight goals in the tournament, one off the Olympic
record (Meghan Agosta and Stephanie Marty had nine in 2010).
Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.)
and Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont.) posted four assists
Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont.)
, Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont.),Erin Ambrose (Keswick, Ont.),Blayre Turnbull (Stellarton, N.S.) and Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask.) also scored.
Claire Thompson (Toronto, Ont.)
had three assists, while Rattray,Renata Fast (Burlington, Ont.) and Micah Zandee-Hart (Saanichton, B.C.) added two apiece.
Thompson has recorded nine points (1-8—9) in five games, surpassing
Thérèse Brisson (5-2—7 in 1998) for the most by a Canadian defenceman
in a single Olympics.
Ambrose, Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont.), Jocelyne Larocque (Ste.
Anne, Man.), Jill Saulnier (Halifax, N.S.) and Ashton Bell (Deloraine, Man.) tallied an assist each.
Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta.)
made 11 saves for the shutout.
Canada scored on each of its first four power-play opportunities and
Canada outshot Sweden 56-11.
Semifinals – opponent, date and time to be determined
“The biggest thing is just being organized and knowing when teams play.
What we do is keep track of who is playing who in the other group and when
it looks like things might settle out a little bit you start to focus on
the potential teams you play. We break down games from both pools and we
are as prepared as we can be through video, and you can generally see what
they have done throughout the event and you build your game plan around
Head coach Troy Ryan (Spryfield, N.S.) on preparing for an opponent
Canada hasn’t played since 2018
“To be honest, it caught me by surprise and made me realize I’m getting
older (laughs), but it’s pretty special. I couldn’t ask for better
teammates and a group to be a part of. To be part of the Team Canada
environment is a privilege and I’m very lucky to be part of it.”
- Poulin on playing in her 150th career game
“Sometimes when you’re playing with Nurse and Poulin, they’re just great
players and they’re able to find me. On the third one, Micah just made a
great back-door pass, but I’m just trying to be ready to shoot the puck off
the pass and luckily some of those are going in.”
- Jenner on her hat trick
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