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Women's Worlds Recap - Canada 5, Japan 0

Sarah Fillier led the way with two goals and an assist as Canada shut out Japan for its third straight win in Brampton.

April 8, 2023



BRAMPTON, Ont.Canada’s National Women’s Team made it three consecutive wins at the 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship following a 5-0 shutout victory over Japan on Saturday night.

  • Sarah Fillier (Georgetown, Ont./Princeton University, ECAC) led the way with a pair of goals and an assist.
  • Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./PWHPA) recorded a goal and an assist.
  • Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./PWHPA) and Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./PWHPA) added Canada’s other goals.
  • Erin Ambrose (Keswick, Ont./PWHPA) and Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./PWHPA) chipped in with a pair of assists each.
  • Renata Fast (Burlington, Ont./PWHPA), Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont./PWHPA), Danielle Serdachny (Edmonton, Alta./Colgate University, ECAC) and Blayre Turnbull (Stellarton, N.S.) recorded an assist each.
  • Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask./PWHPA) played in her 100th international game with Canada’s National Women’s Team.
  • Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta./PWHPA) turned aside 11 shots for the shutout.
  • Canada outshot Japan 60-11.


Next Game:

Canada vs. United States – Monday, April 10 (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)



“I think in the game today we had a bit of a mindset to get a better start than we have had and fall into the way we play instead of letting the game dictate the way we play. I think there were little spells where we got individualistic, but what stopped it was every time we got that way, we ended up turning the puck over and took a penalty as a result of it, and that was the thing we needed to snap us out of it.”

  • Head coach Troy Ryan (Spryfield, N.S.) on his team breaking bad habits


“If you just know Nursey and Spoons as people, they’re incredibly humble and positive, so it’s easy to be their linemate. It’s really easy to play in that light and fun atmosphere. They’re incredibly skilled, and when they get me the puck I’m usually in a pretty good spot.”

  • Fillier on her three-point night playing with Spooner and Nurse


“Any of these teams are very opportunistic and Japan is just that, so whenever they get their shot they are usually quality shots. I know that mentally I have to stay in it, so I do some visualization, move around a little bit and communicate with my defence. I also just try to play the puck and find ways to stay engaged because I know my next shot will probably be a tough one.
-           Maschmeyer on staying focused in games


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