2018-19 National Women's Team

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2019 IIHF Women's World Championship
Game #16
Preliminary
Final
April 8, 2019 12:30 pm EDT
Metro Areena
Espoo, FIN

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
1
1
1
4
0
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
3
0
5
8
15
20
10
45

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 2
8
2 / 4
4

Game Story

SPOONER LEADS CANADA BACK INTO WIN COLUMN AT WORLDS

JASON LA ROSE

ESPOO, Finland – Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) had a hat trick and an assist to pace the offence and help Canada’s National Women’s Team down Russia 5-1 on Monday at the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship.

Spooner’s first goal was the 50th of her national team career, making her just the 12th player to reach the milestone. She also sits just 12 points away from becoming the 14th to record 100 points.

Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) and Blayre Turnbull (Stellarton, N.S./Calgary, CWHL) had the other goals for the Canadians, who were in control from the first drop of the puck.

Russian netminder Anna Prugova was the story of the first period, making 14 saves to keep the game close.

Spooner had the lone goal of the opening frame on the power play, getting her stick on a shot from Brigette Lacquette (Mallard, Man./Calgary, CWHL) at 13:43 to send the Canadians to the dressing room with the lead.

The floodgates opened in the second period; Canada held Russia without a shot on goal while directing 20 at Prugova and Nadezhda Morozova.

Johnston doubled the advantage at 4:22, circling the net, spinning in the slot and beating Prugova, and Turnbull poked a Spooner rebound through the goaltender two minutes after that to make it 3-0.

That was all for Prugova, who gave way to Morozova after allowing three goals on 23 shots.

Spooner took over in the back half of the middle stanza, scoring a pair of carbon-copy goals.

Her second of the game came just shy of the 12-minute mark when she beat Morozova to the near post on a wraparound, and she finished her hat trick less than four minutes later with another wraparound, this time to the far post.

It is the second women’s worlds hat trick for Spooner; she scored three times (and added an assist) in a 5-3 semifinal win over Finland at the 2016 tournament in Kamloops, B.C.

Liana Ganeyeva got Russia on the board on the power play early in the third period when her point shot hit a Canadian stick and eluded goaltender Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Montreal, CWHL), but that would be it for scoring.

Canada finished with a 45-8 advantage in shots on goal.

It’s right back to action Tuesday for the Canadians, who face host Finland (12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT) to close out the preliminary round.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nina Pirogova
Tripping (2:00)
05:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Yelena Dergachyova
Holding (2:00)
08:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Liana Ganeyeva
Hooking (2:00)
13:31
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Natalie Spooner

Assists: Brigette Lacquette, Brianne Jenner
13:43
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Rebecca Johnston

Assists: Mélodie Daoust
04:22
GOAL
Goal: Blayre Turnbull

Assists: Natalie Spooner
06:22
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Nadezhda Morozova

06:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexandra Vafina
Hooking (2:00)
09:46
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Natalie Spooner

Assists: Sarah Nurse, Brianne Jenner
11:32
GOAL
Goal: Natalie Spooner

Assists: Laura Fortino
15:16
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Brianne Jenner
Roughing (2:00)
00:47
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Liana Ganeyeva

Assists: Maria Batalova, Yelena Dergachyova
01:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Jamie Lee Rattray
Slashing (2:00)
13:49

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Anna Prugova RUS 26 23 20 3 0.870
Nadezhda Morozova RUS 33 22 20 2 0.909
Geneviève Lacasse CAN 60 8 7 1 0.875

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

0 - 7 L vs. CanadaCAN
Apr 14, 2019
7 - 0 W @ RussiaRUS
Apr 14, 2019
0 - 8 L @ United States USA
Apr 13, 2019
2 - 4 L vs. FinlandFIN
Apr 13, 2019
3 - 0 W vs. SwitzerlandSUI
Apr 11, 2019
5 - 0 W vs. GermanyGER
Apr 11, 2019
Videos
Photos
2019 WWC: CAN 7 – RUS 0 (Bronze Medal)
Gabel scored twice to keep Canada on the podium at women’s worlds.
2019 WWC: FIN 4 – CAN 2 (Semifinal)
Rattray and Gabel scored, but Canada was edged by the host Finns.
2019 WWC: CAN 5 – GER 0 (Quarter-Final)
Turnbull opened and closed the scoring to send Canada to the semis.
2019 WWC: CAN 6 – FIN 1 (Preliminary)
Gabel scored twice and added an assist to help Canada beat the Finns.