Canada’s Women’s Olympic Team continued to flex its offensive muscle at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games,
downing Finland 11-1 on Saturday afternoon (Friday night in Canada) to
improve to 2-0 in Group A.
• Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont.)
and Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont.) recorded hat
tricks to lead the offence; it’s the third time Canada has had two
three-goal performances in the same Olympic game (Piper/Agosta, 2006
vs. Russia; Hefford/Agosta, 2010 vs. Slovakia).•
• Sarah Fillier (Burlington, Ont.)
and Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont.) scored two goals
apiece for the second game in a row.
• Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont.)
had the other Canadian goal.
• Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont.)
finished with four assists; she leads the tournament with nine points
(2-7—9) in two games.
• Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.)
earned three helpers, while Ella Shelton (Ingersoll, Ont.) and Ashton Bell (Deloraine, Man.) had two each.
• Canada reached double-digits in goals in consecutive games for the
first time since the 2010 Olympics (18-1 vs. Slovakia, 10-1 vs.
Switzerland, 13-1 vs. Sweden).
• Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que.)
recorded 25 saves for her second win.
• Canada outshot Finland 48-26.
Canada vs. ROC – Sunday, Feb. 6 (11:10 p.m. ET/8:10 p.m. PT)
“The offence isn’t just by chance – it’s deliberate. We try to spread out
the offensive zone as much as we can, and what I really liked about today
was some of the offence was from a forced turnover. A couple of Nurse’s
goals and Laura Stacey’s were just good high positioning, force a turnover
and transition quick to offence. It’s really nice when you can see someone
who plays their first offensive action and is a good defensive player; both of
them did that and were rewarded for it.”
Head coach Troy Ryan (Spryfield, N.S.) on the team’s offensive effort
“The last three months have been kind of nerve-wracking, but exciting. Just
to know the belief that my teammates and coaches had in me that I’d be able
to come back and play in the Olympics. I was definitely nervous against
Switzerland, but I felt myself settling in and feeling great really on the
- Nurse on her return after three months off due to injury
“This group is pretty special, and coming to the rink every day is pretty
easy with this crew. Even last night, we used the energy of the opening
ceremonies, it was special to do that together, especially behind such a
great leader like Poulin and share that moment with her. You could just
feel the energy in the air, even this morning after we had a bit of a
longer night last night, it was worth it and we used that energy to our
- Rattray on team chemistry leading to success
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