CANADA'S WOMEN'S HOCKEY TEAM BEATS RUSSIA 6-1 IN EXHIBITION PLAY
SOCHI, Russia - Natalie Spooner had a hat trick Sunday as Canada's women's hockey team defeated Russia 6-1 in exhibition play in the city that will host the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Jocelyne Larocque, Meghan Agosta-Marciano and Meaghan Mikkelson had the other goals for Canada, which will take on the Russians again on Tuesday.
The two-game series is a chance for the Canadian team to get together and also get accustomed to the venue and Sochi itself.
"First and foremost the goal is the familiarization so that we're as well prepared as for the Olympic journey as we can be,"said Canadian head coach Dan Church. "The second is that we get off on the right foot in terms of implementing our systems and getting the players accustomed to the expectation of the coaching staff."
Church says that Sochi is a city still very much under construction as the Games in February rapidly approach.
"There's a lot of construction here on the site," he said. "They're working 24 hours a day and it's amazing how much they get done."
|Game Information/Renseignements sur le match|
|Game #/No. de match||1||Round/Ronde||Exhibition|
|Date||Sunday, September 8, 2013
|Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités|
|First Period/Première période|
15:15 CAN Natalie Spooner (Lauriane Rougeau, Meaghan Mikkelson)
04:37 CAN Jayna Hefford (Hooking/Accrocher)
07:35 CAN Brigette Lacquette (Hooking/Accrocher)
08:10 RUS Yekaterina Smolina (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
11:27 RUS Svetlana Tkachyova (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
12:23 RUS Olga Permyakova (Elbowing/Donner du coude)
|Second Period/Deuxième période|
01:35 CAN Jocelyne Larocque (Jenelle Kohanchuk, Mélodie Daoust)
02:27 CAN Meghan Agosta-Marciano (Brianne Jenner, Hayley Wickenheiser)
08:16 CAN Meaghan Mikkelson (Jayna Hefford, Caroline Ouellette)
17:32 RUS Yekaterina Lebedeva (Olga Permyakova, Yekaterina Smolentseva) PP/AN
02:38 CAN Natalie Spooner (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
03:02 CAN Jennifer Wakefield (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
09:28 CAN Tessa Bonhomme (Holding/Retenir)
13:26 CAN Catherine Ward (Interference/Obstruction)
16:12 CAN Natalie Spooner (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
16:12 CAN Marie-Philip Poulin (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
18:06 CAN Haley Irwin (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
|Third Period/Troisième période|
00:26 CAN Natalie Spooner SH/DN
15:08 CAN Natalie Spooner
00:06 CAN Haley Irwin (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
|Goaltenders/Gardiennes de but|
|RUS||Alexandrova Nadezhda; Yulia Leskina (in 3rd/00:26)|
|Shots on Goal/Tirs au but||1||2||3||Total|