2015-16 National Women's Team

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2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship
Game #12
Final
March 31, 2016 10:30 pm AST
Sandman Centre
Kamloops, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
1
0
1
1
4
1
6

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
6
8
5
19
14
18
9
41

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 5
12
2 / 6
10

Game Story

WAKEFIELD LEADS CANADA TO WIN OVER FINNS, SPOT IN SEMIFINALS AT WORLDS

JASON LA ROSE

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Linköping HC, SWE) had two goals and two assists, propelling Canada’s National Women’s Team past Finland 6-1 on Thursday night and into the semifinals at the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship.

The Canadians will face the winner of the Finland-Czech Republic quarter-final in Sunday’s semis (10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT).

Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL), Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL), Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL), and Jill Saulnier (Halifax, N.S./Calgary, CWHL) had the other goals for the Canadians, who took the lead very early and never looked back.

Johnston added two assists, and has a tournament-leading seven points in three games.

Poulin didn’t waste any time getting the 4,234 fans at the Sandman Centre excited, taking a perfect feed from Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.) and beating Finnish netminder Meeri Raisanen just 64 seconds in.

That would be it for scoring in the period, despite Canada holding a 14-6 advantage in shots on goal in the opening 20 minutes; overall, Canada outshot the Finns by a one-sided 41-19 margin.

Just as they did in their win over Russia on Tuesday, the Canadians exploded offensively in the second period.

Johnston made it 2-0 at 8:04, jamming in a puck at the side of the net on a Canadian power play, but the Finns struck back 18 seconds later; Petra Nieminen beat netminder Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta./Harvard University, ECAC) only three seconds into a man advantage.

It was all Canada after that. Jenner scooped up a loose puck behind the net and tucked in the 3-1 goal at 13:35, Saulnier hammered a slap shot past Raisanen at 14:33, and Wakefield jumped on a turnover in the Finnish end at 16:06 to put Canada up 5-1 after two periods.

Raisanen was replaced by Anni Keisala to start the third after giving up five goals on 32 shots.

Wakefield finished the scoring with less than two minutes to go in the final frame, wiring a wrist shot off the post and in to the far side of Keisala on another Canadian power play.

Maschmeyer made 18 saves to record her first-ever win at the world championship.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Marie-Philip Poulin

Assists: Meghan Agosta, Natalie Spooner
01:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Brigette Lacquette
Slashing minor (2:00)
04:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Mira Jalosuo
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
06:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Tara Watchorn
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
11:31
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Sanni Hakala
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
06:46
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Rebecca Johnston

Assists: Laura Fortino, Jennifer Wakefield
08:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Marie-Philip Poulin
Tripping minor (2:00)
08:19
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Petra Nieminen

Assists: Riikka Välilä
08:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Anna Kilponen
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
09:37
GOAL
Goal: Brianne Jenner

Assists: Jennifer Wakefield, Rebecca Johnston
13:35
GOAL
Goal: Jillian Saulnier

Assists: Blayre Turnbull
14:33
GOAL
Goal: Jennifer Wakefield

16:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Natalie Spooner
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
18:11
3rd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Anni Keisala

00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Minttu Tuominen
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
02:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Jennifer Wakefield
Roughing minor (2:00)
03:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Sanni Hakala
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
09:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Tanja Niskanen
Roughing minor (2:00)
18:00
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Jennifer Wakefield

Assists: Rebecca Johnston, Tara Watchorn
18:18

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Meeri Räisänen FIN 40 32 27 5 0.844
Anni Keisala FIN 20 9 8 1 0.889
Emerance Maschmeyer CAN 60 19 18 1 0.947

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 2 - Points 4
G 2 - A 2 - P 4
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

0 - 1 L vs. RussiaRUS
Apr 4, 2016
0 - 1 L @ United StatesUSA
Apr 4, 2016
3 - 5 L @ CanadaCAN
Apr 3, 2016
5 - 3 W vs. FinlandFIN
Apr 3, 2016
5 - 0 W vs. Czech Republic CZE
Apr 1, 2016
6 - 1 W vs. FinlandFIN
Mar 31, 2016
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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