Canada’s National Women’s Team
skated to a 3-1 win over the United States to close out its pre-tournament
schedule Tuesday night ahead of the 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship.
Jessie Eldridge (Barrie, Ont./PWHPA)
scored her third goal in two games.
Blayre Turnbull (Stellarton, N.S.)
Sarah Fillier (Georgetown, Ont./Princeton University, ECAC)
added a power-play goal each.
Erin Ambrose (Keswick, Ont./PWHPA), Kristin O’Neill (Oakville,
and Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./PWHPA)
chipped in with an assist apiece.
Ann-Renée Desbiens (Clermont, Que.)
and Kristen Campbell (Brandon, Man./PWHPA) split time
in net. Desbiens turned aside seven of eight shots, while Campbell
stopped all 12 shots she faced.
· The U.S. outshot Canada 20-14.
Canada vs. Finland – Thursday, August 25 (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT)
“We haven’t played [the U.S.] in a long time and their lineup looks a
little different. They definitely like to play the press and keep pucks in
the offensive zone. We had to weather the storm a little bit and get back
to our game plan, our details and habits and we were able to prevail with a
“It’s simple things - puck management, knowing where and when to put the
puck and our stick details are always going to be key. Playing on the right
side of the puck is something that is important to our group. It’s good to
have these pre-tournament games because you can take what you like and run
with it, and take what you don’t like, clean things up, but it was
definitely good to get two games under our belt.”
Assistant coach Kori Cheverie (New Glasgow, N.S.) on the team’s
“When you play with the calibre of players that I have had the opportunity
to play with, I think you just kind of get yourself lost and find the open
space because you know they’re going to get you the puck. A lot of times
[your linemates’ strong play] gets missed and the goal scorer gets the
attention, but I really do think it’s all of them away from that.”
- Eldridge her confidence going into worlds
It’s something that our team takes a lot of pride in. We understand how big
of a challenge it’s going to be when every team we face is trying to take
us down. We’re excited and looking forward to getting the games started.”
Turnbull on the chance to defend their world championship title
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