2007-08 National Women's Team

Russia 1 - Canada 8


HARBIN, CHINA – Gina Kingsbury (Rouyn-Noranda, QC/Calgary, WWHL) scored the eventual game-winning goal at 13:16 of the first period as Canada beat Russia 8-1 on Friday to open the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship.

Kingsbury’s goal came off a hard wrist shot. The puck appeared to hit the crossbar until video review showed that the puck went into the net and quickly came out.

Earlier in the period, Becky Kellar (Hagersville, ON/Burlington, CWHL) opened the game’s scoring when she took a slap shot that beat Mariya Onolbaeva. Canada led 2-1 after 20 minutes.

Jennifer Botterill (Winnipeg, MB/Mississauga, CWHL) and Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, ON/Mercyhurst, CHA) scored for Canada in the second period.

And then Canada exploded for four goals in the third, with Cherie Piper (Scarborough, ON/Mississauga, CWHL), Caroline Ouellette (Montreal, QC/Minnesota, CWHL), Hayley Wickenheiser (Shaunavon, SK/Calgary, WWHL) and Agosta finding the back of the net.

Piper and Wickenheiser each finished with a goal and two assists and Kingsbury had a goal and a helper. Botterill finished with two points, giving her 149 in her career with the National Women’s Team. Botterill also reached the 150-game plateau on Friday.

Kim St-Pierre (Chateauguay, QC/Montreal, CWHL) made 10 saves for the win in goal.

Canada (1-0) will practise on Saturday in preparation to take on China on Sunday (7 p.m. local time, 7 a.m. ET). That game will be Canada’s last in the round-robin before the qualifying round is held.


Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement World Women's Championship Location/Emplacement Harbin, CHN
Date Fri, Apr. 4, 2008 Arena/Aréna Baqu Arena
Time/Heure 7:00 am EST Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Preliminary Round Game # 01


Box Score/Compte
















First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
CAN - KELLAR, Becky (WICKENHEISER, Hayley,OUELLETTE, Caroline) 10:41 pp
CAN - KINGSBURY, Gina 13:16
RUS - SMOLENTSEVA, Ekaterina (TERENTIEVA, Svetlana, GAVRILOVA, Iya) 19:57

Penalties/Pénalités :
RUS - DYUBANOK, Inna (slashing) 1:03
CAN - SOSTORICS, Colleen (holding) 8:18
RUS - PUZIKOVA, Natalia (slashing) 10:35
CAN - Team (too many players on ice) 15:00
CAN - BECHARD, Kelly (high sticking) 16:10

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts :
CAN - BOTTERILL, Jennifer (OUELLETTE, Caroline, HEFFORD, Jayna) 12:50
CAN - AGOSTA, Meghan (KINGSBURY, Gina) 15:05

Penalties/Pénalités :
CAN - OUELLETTE, Caroline (tripping) 5:42
RUS - TIMOFEEVA, Elena (interference) 4:33
CAN - HEFFORD, Jayna (high sticking) 2:39

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts :
PIPER, Cherie (HEFFORD, Jayna, WICKENHEISER, Hayley) 13:47 pp
CAN - OUELLETTE, Caroline (HEFFORD, Jayna, PIPER, Cherie) 15:07 pp
CAN - WICKENHEISER, Hayley (BOTTERILL, Jennifer, PIPER, Cherie) 17:15 pp
CAN - AGOSTA, Meghan (FERRARI, Gillian) 17:28

Penalties/Pénalités :
CAN - WICKENHEISER, Hayley (slashing) .55
RUS - SEMENETS, Olga (holding) 3:00
RUS - VAFINA, Aleksandra (slashing) 3:28
CAN - SOSTORICS, Colleen (tripping) 10:04
RUS - SMOLINA, Katya (diving) 10:04
CAN - BECHARD, Kelly (hooking) 10:44
RUS - DYUBANOK, Inna (hooking) 14:59
RUS - PUZIKOVA, Natalia (hooking) 15:59
RUS - KAPUSTINA, Alexandra (hooking) 19:04


Goaltenders RUS Maria, Onolbaeva / Valentina, Ostrovlyanchik (3rd)
Gardiens de but CAN Kim St-Pierre

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal RUS 3 3 4 10
Tirs au but CAN 9 9 11 29

Referee/Arbitre Ulla Sipila
Linesmen/Juges des lignes Annika Floeden, Daniela Kiefer
For more information:
Kalli Quinn Director, Female National Teams | Équipes nationales féminines