2014-15 National Women's Team

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2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship
Game #3
Final
March 28, 2015 11:00 am AST
Malmö Isstadion
Malmö, SWE

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
1
0
2
3
0
1
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
4
5
2
11
15
9
10
34

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
12
3 / 6
8

Game Story

JENNER, WAKEFIELD SCORE BUT CANADA DROPS WORLDS OPENER

WENDY GRAVES

MALMÖ, Sweden – Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Cornell University, ECAC) and Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./IK Guts, SWE) both scored, but Canada’s National Women’s Team surrendered three power play goals and fell 4-2 to the United States in its opening game of the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship on Saturday.

It was the 22nd meeting between the two countries at the women’s world championship. Canada still leads the all-time series 13-9.

Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) picked up the first assist on both goals. Wakefield and Halli Krzyzaniak (Neepawa, Man./University of North Dakota, WCHA) had an assist each. Krzyzaniak was one of 10 players making their world championship debut for Canada.

Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Boston, CWHL) made 30 saves in her first start at an IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship.

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, Hannah Brandt, Kendall Coyne and Hilary Knight scored for the United States.

Jessie Vetter made nine saves in the win.

A pair of penalties only five seconds apart had Canada playing on its heels before the game was even four minutes old. The team would get whistled for two more before the first period was over, with the Americans capitalizing on three of their four man-advantages.

With Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Boston University, HE) and Krzyzaniak sitting, the Americans had plenty of space and time to move the puck around the perimeter of the Canadian zone before it made its way to Lamoureux-Davidson on the doorstep, where she went top shelf to beat Lacasse.

Canada was able to pull even three minutes later when Spooner sprung Jenner on a breakaway. Jenner sent a backhand over Vetter’s blocker.

But two holding calls in the second half of the first period allowed the Americans to build a two-goal cushion. First, Brandt tipped Kacey Bellamy’s point shot past Lacasse. Then, Coyne had an easy tap in after Bellamy’s shot hit the post and fell just outside the crease.

Wakefield’s goal only 57 seconds into the second gave Canada the early momentum, but the Canadians were unable to build on it the rest of the period, failing to register a shot on two power play opportunities.

Knight restored the Americans’ two-goal lead early in the third, getting behind her defender to finish off a pass from Brianna Decker.

Canada is back on the ice on Sunday to take on Russia (10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Marie-Philip Poulin
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
03:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Halli Krzyzaniak
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
03:29
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson

Assists: Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Dani Cameranesi
04:04
GOAL
Goal: Brianne Jenner

Assists: Natalie Spooner, Jennifer Wakefield
07:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Hilary Knight
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
07:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Caroline Ouellette
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
10:18
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Hannah Brandt

Assists: Kacey Bellamy
11:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Jocelyne Larocque
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
17:00
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Kendall Coyne Schofield

Assists: Kacey Bellamy, Anne Schleper
18:29
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Jennifer Wakefield

Assists: Natalie Spooner, Halli Krzyzaniak
00:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson
Slashing minor (2:00)
08:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Hannah Brandt
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
15:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Natalie Spooner
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
20:00
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Hilary Knight

Assists: Kendall Coyne Schofield, Brianna Decker
06:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Hilary Knight
(auto) Elbowing minor (2:00)
09:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Natalie Spooner
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
13:48

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Geneviève Lacasse CAN 57 34 30 4 0.882
Jessie Vetter USA 60 11 9 2 0.818

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

5 - 7 L vs. United StatesUSA
Apr 4, 2015
7 - 5 W @ CanadaCAN
Apr 4, 2015
3 - 0 W vs. FinlandFIN
Apr 3, 2015
13 - 1 W vs. RussiaRUS
Apr 3, 2015
6 - 2 W vs. FinlandFIN
Mar 31, 2015
9 - 2 W @ RussiaRUS
Mar 31, 2015
Videos
Photos
TELUS: REG 6 – STR 3 (Bronze Medal)
Miller and Woods had three points apiece to lead the Pat Canadians over the Bisons for bronze.
TELUS: TOR - CHA (Gold Medal)
Bonsteel scored twice and Ewing made 35 saves, leading the Young Nationals to their first TELUS Cup title.
TELUS: TOR 3 – REG 1 (Semifinal)
Regan got the winner seven minutes into the third period to send the Young Nationals to the final.
TELUS: CHA 7 – STR 1 (Semifinal)
The Grenadiers scored the game’s final seven goals to beat the Bisons and return to the gold medal game.
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