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Women’s Worlds Recap – Canada 3, Finland 1

Jenner recorded a goal and an assist as Canada edged past Finland in pre-tournament action

April 2, 2023


NIAGARA FALLS, Ont.Canada’s National Women’s Team defeated Finland 3-1 at the Gale Centre in its lone pre-tournament game Saturday ahead of the 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship.


  • Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./PWHPA) broke a scoreless tie midway through the second period and also added an assist.
  • Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask./PWHPA) and Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./PWHPA) also scored.
  • Renata Fast (Burlington, Ont./PWHPA) chipped in a pair of assists.
  • Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont./PWHPA) and Laura Stacey (Burlington, Ont./PWHPA) added an assist each.
  • Ann-Renée Desbiens (Clermont, Que./PWHPA) and Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta./PWHPA) split goaltending duties; Desbiens turned aside all seven shots she faced, while Maschmeyer stopped 11 of 12.
  • Canada outshot Finland 23-19.



“The game didn’t go necessarily how we would want it to go, but when we look back on it now, there is a lot of good things that happened. A big part of some of our frustrations was the good things Finland did. They were clogging up the middle and they didn’t sit back; they were aggressive and moved the puck well. We tried to force too many things and our passing was off, but as we started to spread things out in the offensive zone we started to look like ourselves.”

  • Head coach Troy Ryan (Spryfield, N.S.) on overcoming a slow start


“It was a good exhibition game for us in the way Finland came out strong and played us physically. It was a style of game we haven’t seen the past few years and it forced us to keep grinding and putting pucks on net. We had to stick with it for the full 60 minutes and we got better as the game went on.”

  • Desbiens on facing a tough Finland team


“I think we do a great job of not hanging our heads [when getting scored upon]. There are going to be some bad shifts we are going to play in this tournament. Obviously, we don’t have the intention of doing that, but we are good at just letting it go and not beating ourselves up over it. We learn from it, but it doesn’t affect the confidence and we just go back at it.”

  • Jenner on Canada’s quick scoring responses against their opponents


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