Canada’s National Women’s Team
remains undefeated at the 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship following
its 9-0 win over Japan on Sunday afternoon.
Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./PWHPA)
registered two goals and an assist.
Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont./PWHPA)
Sarah Fillier (Georgetown, Ont./Princeton University, ECAC)
had a goal and two assists each.
Ella Shelton (Ingersoll, Ont./PWHPA)
and Blayre Turnbull (Stellarton, N.S./PWHPA)
contributed a goal and an assist apiece.
Emma Maltais (Burlington, Ont./PWHPA), Sarah Potomak (Aldergrove,
and Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont./PWHPA) scored
Canada’s other goals.
Jocelyne Larocque (Ste. Anne, Man./PWHPA)
tallied a pair of assists to give her 50 points with Canada’s National
Women’s Team, making her the seventh defenceman to reach the mark
(Heaney, Brisson, Sostorics, Kellar, Bonhomme, Mikkelson).
Erin Ambrose (Keswick, Ont./PWHPA)
also chipped in with two assists.
Jessie Eldridge (Barrie, Ont./PWHPA), Brianne Jenner (Oakville,
Ont./PWHPA), Meaghan Mikkelson (St. Albert, Alta./PWHPA), Kristin
O’Neill (Oakville, Ont./PWHPA), Laura Stacey (Kleinburg,
and Micah Zandee-Hart (Saanichton, B.C./PWHPA) added
an assist each.
Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta./PWHPA)
made five saves for the shutout.
Canada outshot Japan 69-5.
Canada vs. United States – Tuesday, August 30 (2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT)
I think it’s important to stick to the habits and details that we’ve been
emphasizing the entire tournament, and making sure the players are holding
themselves accountable to the way that we want to play and the style we
want to play. As long as we’re working on both sides of the puck, we should
be in a good spot. It’s always good when our players are still hunting
pucks and trying to stick lift and go on offence, so we’re happy with our
team’s effort. We did a good job of adapting to the style of game being
called and we did a good job not taking any penalties.”
Assistant coach Kori Cheverie (New Glasgow, N.S.) on the team’s
I’ve had some experience playing games like these (not facing a lot of
shots), so for me it’s just about staying engaged by communicating with my
teammates. I try to play the puck and also find ways to stay alert because
when teams do get their shots, they’re going to be good opportunities.”
- Maschmeyer on facing only five shots
“My confidence level has just been going up since the Olympics. You get
that year under your belt and the next thing you know you’re at a camp
again and it becomes the same thing you’ve been doing; it’s playing hockey
and playing confidently. I think it’s also the trust with my defensive
partner (Mikkelson); when she jumps, I hold back and when I jump she holds
back, so having that trust between [defence] pairings and forward lines,
we’re interchangeable and it keeps us successful.”
Shelton on how her game is evolving
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