2015-16 National Women's Team

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2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship
Game #2
Final
March 26, 2016 9:00 pm AST
Sandman Centre
Kamloops, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
0
0
4
3
2
9

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
5
7
4
16
26
14
12
52

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
6
0 / 3
8

Game Story

JOHNSTON CELEBRATES 100 GAMES WITH HAT TRICK, CANADA BLANKS SWEDES

JASON LA ROSE

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) scored a hat trick in her 100th international game with Canada’s National Women’s Team, leading the Canadians to a 9-0 win over Sweden in their final pre-tournament game ahead of the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship on Saturday night.

Canada finished with two wins and an overtime loss in its three exhibition contests, which included two games against the Okanagan Hockey Academy Selects during camp in Penticton earlier in the week.

Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) was the high scorer, scoring twice and adding two assists, and Brigette Lacquette (Mallard, Man./Calgary, CWHL) and Jill Saulnier (Halifax, N.S./Calgary, CWHL) chipped in with three assists each.

Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta./Harvard University, ECAC) earned the shutout, making 16 saves.

Johnston didn’t waste any time opening the scoring, finishing off a feed from Saulnier just 3:20 in, and Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Linköping HC, SWE) kept on a 2-on-1 and snapped a shot past Swedish goaltender Minatsu Murase just 64 seconds later for a 2-0 lead.

Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) set up Johnston for her second of the period at 14:25, and Halli Krzyzaniak (Neepawa, Man./University of North Dakota, WCHA) recorded her first national team goal late in the opening frame, bouncing a shot in off Murase’s glove to push the advantage to 4-0 after 20 minutes.

The Canadians outshot Sweden 26-5 in the first period, and finished with a 52-16 advantage overall.

Spooner led the scoring in the second period, recording both her goals in the stanza, sandwiched around Johnston’s hat trick goal at 9:48; after Saulnier drove hard to the Swedish net, Jenner picked up a loose puck and found Johnston in the slot.

Murase gave up Spooner’s first goal before giving way to Sara Grahn; Murase finished with 27 saves on 32 shots in her 28 minutes of work, while Grahn stopped 16 of 20 the rest of the way.

Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.) and Wakefield, with her second of the game, capped the scoring with goals 1:23 apart early in the third period.

The Canadians open the world championship Monday night against the United States (10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT, TSN) in the marquee match-up of the preliminary round at the Sandman Centre.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Rebecca Johnston

Assists: Jillian Saulnier, Tara Watchorn
03:20
GOAL
Goal: Jennifer Wakefield

Assists: Jocelyne Larocque, Brigette Lacquette
04:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Johanna Fällman
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
07:06
GOAL
Goal: Rebecca Johnston

Assists: Brianne Jenner, Jillian Saulnier
14:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Hanna Olsson
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
14:31
GOAL
Goal: Halli Krzyzaniak

Assists: Hayley Wickenheiser, Natalie Spooner
18:45
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jillian Saulnier
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
00:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Brigette Lacquette
Tripping minor (2:00)
02:17
GOAL
Goal: Natalie Spooner

Assists: Brigette Lacquette, Jocelyne Larocque
06:19
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Sara Grahn

07:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Fanny Rask
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
09:48
GOAL
Goal: Rebecca Johnston

Assists: Jillian Saulnier, Brianne Jenner
09:48
GOAL
Goal: Natalie Spooner

Assists: Marie-Philip Poulin, Meghan Agosta
18:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Sarah Davis
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
18:38
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Jennifer Wakefield

Assists: Hayley Wickenheiser
01:33
GOAL
Goal: Meghan Agosta

Assists: Natalie Spooner, Brigette Lacquette
02:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Lauriane Rougeau
Slashing minor (2:00)
06:11

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Minatsu Murase SWE 27 31 26 5 0.839
Sara Grahn SWE 32 21 17 4 0.810
Emerance Maschmeyer CAN 60 16 16 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 5 - SVS - 26 - SV% - 0.839
GA 0 - SVS - 16 - SV% - 1.000
Goals 2 - Assists 2 - Points 4
G 2 - A 2 - P 4
Goals 3 - Assists 0 - Points 3
G 3 - A 0 - P 3

Previous Games

4 - 2 W vs. Czech Republic CZE
Apr 3, 2016
0 - 1 L @ United StatesUSA
Apr 4, 2016
1 - 4 L @ RussiaRUS
Apr 1, 2016
5 - 3 W vs. FinlandFIN
Apr 3, 2016
2 - 1 W vs. SwitzerlandSUI
Mar 31, 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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