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U18WWC Recap: Finland 2, Canada 0

Despite a 40-17 shot advantage, Canada dropped its U18 women’s worlds opener

June 6, 2022


MADISON, Wisconsin – Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team opened the 2022 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship with a loss, falling 2-0 to Finland in its preliminary-round opener on Monday.

  • Jordan Baxter (Coquitlam, B.C./Delta Hockey Academy, CSSHL) registered five shots on goal.
  • Brooke Disher (Lake Country, B.C./RHA Kelowna, CSSHL) led all Canadian skaters in time on ice with 22:08.
  • Hailey MacLeod (Abbotsford, B.C./Delta Hockey Academy, CSSHL) made 15 saves.
  • The Canadian penalty kill went five-for-six, killing off four straight penalties before surrendering a goal while short-handed in the third period.
  • Canada outshot Finland 40-17.

Next Game:

Canada vs. Sweden – Tuesday, June 7 (5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT)

TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will broadcast 12 and nine games, respectively, from LaBahn Arena; please check local listings for details.


“I thought [Finland] outplayed us in the first part of the game. They were more prepared to win the battles that they needed to win. I felt like we started off a little bit hesitant and more anxious, which took us away from our game. There were positive signs though. I think at times we showed what we are capable of, and now it is about making sure that we bring the urgency and the compete level that we need [against Sweden].”

- Head coach Howie Draper ( Edmonton, Alta./University of Alberta, CW) on his team’s performance

“I am proud of how [we] battled. We just need to get in the dirty areas and win puck battles. We came out a little slower than we hoped, and we need to come out stronger against Sweden. [Hailey MacLeod] is an incredible goalie, and she kept us in the game at times. We could have been down by quite a bit early on if it wasn’t for her insane saves.”

- Tova Henderson (Richmond, B.C./Delta Hockey Academy, CSSHL) on what’s needed for the next game and the performance from goaltender Hailey MacLeod

We had 40 shots on net and we know that we need to crash the net more. There were a lot of rebounds, so capitalizing on those chances tomorrow will be very important. We just need to keep rolling. It has been a long time coming and we are all excited to be here, but we need to make sure we are embracing the opportunity.

- Sarah MacEachern (Cornwall, P.E.I./Etobicoke, OWHA U22 Elite) on creating more scoring chances

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along through social media on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

[email protected] 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

[email protected]

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

[email protected]

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