2016-17 National Women's Team

2016 4 Nations Cup
Game #3
Pre
Final
November 2, 2016 12:30 pm EST
Vierumäki Ice Arena
Vierumäki, FIN

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
13
15
10
38
2
7
4
13

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 2
10
0 / 5
4

Game Story

CANADA WINS SECOND STRAIGHT AT 4 NATIONS CUP

WENDY GRAVES

VIERUMÄKI, Finland – A power play goal from Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) midway through the second period proved to be the game-winner as Canada’s National Women’s Team defeated Sweden 3-1 on Wednesday at the 2016 4 Nations Cup.

After Canada had a goal waved off on a delayed penalty, Poulin took a pass from Laura Fortino (Hamilton, Ont./Brampton, CWHL), walked in alone and let loose a shot from between the hash marks.

With the win Canada improved to 2-0 and secured a spot in the gold medal game on Saturday.

Haley Irwin (Thunder Bay, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) scored in the first and Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que./McGill University, RSEQ) added an empty-netter as time ran out in the third.

Fortino added two assists, with Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont./Brampton, CWHL) and Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) having one apiece.

Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) made 12 saves for her first win in her first start of the tournament.

Canada has now won 17 of 18 all-time meetings against Sweden at the 4 Nations Cup.

It was the Swedes, though, who got on the board first in this one. A shot from Hanna Olsson snuck under Lacasse’s blocker just past the eight-minute mark of the opening period.

The equalizer came seven minutes later when Irwin tipped a shot in traffic past Swedish netminder Sara Grahn.

Poulin had the only goal of the second, and Daoust iced the win with an empty-net goal with 66 seconds to go in regulation.

Canada outshot Sweden 38-13.

Through two games Canada is 1/8 on the power play and 8/8 on the penalty kill.

Canada concludes the preliminary round on Friday against the United States (12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT). With both teams having already qualified for the gold medal game, Friday will determine seeding and who enjoys the benefits of being the home team in Saturday’s final.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jessica Campbell
Slashing (2:00)
05:38
GOAL
Goal: Hanna Olsson

Assists: Emmy Alasalmi, Johanna Fällman
11:48
GOAL
Goal: Haley Irwin

Assists: Jamie Lee Rattray, Laura Fortino
14:40
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Meghan Agosta
Hooking (2:00)
05:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Fanny Rask
Hooking (2:00)
09:24
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Marie-Philip Poulin

Assists: Laura Fortino, Jessica Campbell
10:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Natalie Spooner
Interference (2:00)
13:26
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Haley Irwin
Hooking (2:00)
01:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Lisa Johansson
Tripping (2:00)
06:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Jamie Lee Rattray
Hooking (2:00)
09:26
GOAL (EMPTY NET)
Goal: Mélodie Daoust

18:54
Photos
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – HCL 2 (Championship)
2016-17 NMT: CAN 3 – MIN 2 (Semifinal)
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – MHK 1 (Quarter-Final)

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

3 - 5 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 5, 2016
1 - 2 L v FinlandFIN
Nov 5, 2016
3 - 2 W v United StatesUSA
Nov 4, 2016
1 - 2 L v FinlandFIN
Nov 4, 2016
3 - 1 W @ SwedenSWE
Nov 2, 2016
1 - 3 L v CanadaCAN
Nov 2, 2016