2018-19 National Women's Under-18 Team

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2019 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship
Game #1
Preliminary
Final
January 5, 2019 11:00 pm EST
Arena 1
Obihiro, JPN

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
9
7
18
34
3
5
2
10

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 8
15
0 / 6
19

Game Story

CANADA OPENS U18 WORLDS WITH WIN OVER SWEDEN

JESSICA GOWANS

OBIHIRO, Japan – Danielle Serdachny (Edmonton, Alta./Pursuit of Excellence, CSSHL) scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal midway through the second period to lead Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team to a 2-1 victory over Sweden on Saturday in the opening game of the 2019 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship.

The Canadians hemmed Sweden in its own zone for an extended stretch before Serdachny took the puck from behind the net, walked out to the top of the zone and wired it in through a maze of bodies in front of the net.

Daniella Calabrese (Brooklin, Ont./Durham West, PWHL) had the other Canadian goal, and Stephanie Markowski (Edmonton, Alta./Pursuit of Excellence, CSSHL) chipped in two assists.

Canada opened the scoring midway through the first period when Calabrese finished off a pretty passing play from Maddi Wheeler (Erinsville, Ont./Nepean, PWHL) and Markowski.

The Canadians had chances to extend the lead in the first, including four power-play opportunities, but Swedish netminder Tindra Holm kept the deficit at one after a busy 20 minutes.

Sweden’s lone goal came just a few minutes after Serdachny had doubled the Canadian advantage; goaltender Mahika Sarrazin (Gatineau, Que./Limoilou, CEGEP) made the stop on Ronja Mogren’s initital shot, but the rebound bounced right to Gabriella Johansson in the slot for the 2-1 goal.

Canada kept its foot on the gas in the third period, outshooting Sweden 18-2 to close out the win. It had a 39-10 edge overall.

The Canadians will look to make it two in a row on Monday morning (3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT), taking on the United States in the marquee match-up of the preliminary round.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nicole Kelly
Body-Checking (2:00)
02:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Nicole Kelly
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
04:41
GOAL
Goal: Daniella Calabrese

Assists: Maddi Wheeler, Stephanie Markowski
08:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Jenny Antonsson
Hooking (2:00)
08:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Julia Gosling
Roughing (2:00)
09:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Lina Ljungblom
Roughing (2:00)
09:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Thea Johansson
Body-Checking (2:00)
13:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Nathalie Lidman
Holding (2:00)
15:29
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Lina Ljungblom
Holding (2:00)
01:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Josefin Bouveng
High-Sticking - Major (5:00)
07:50
GOAL
Goal: Danielle Serdachny (power play)

Assists: Julia Gosling, Stephanie Markowski
08:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Ann-Frédérik Naud
Interference (2:00)
09:03
GOAL
Goal: Gabriella Johansson

Assists: Ronja Mogren, Estelle Forsberg
11:57
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Malou Berggren
Tripping (2:00)
00:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Rachel Weiss
Slashing - Major (5:00)
05:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniella Calabrese
Tripping (2:00)
08:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Malou Berggren
Tripping (2:00)
16:00

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Mahika Sarrazin CAN 60 10 9 1 0.900
Tindra Holm SWE 60 34 32 2 0.941

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 - 2 W @ United StatesUSA
Jan 13, 2019
2 - 1 W vs. SwitzerlandSUI
Jan 12, 2019
4 - 3 W vs. RussiaRUS
Jan 12, 2019
2 - 3 L vs. FinlandFIN
Jan 10, 2019
5 - 1 W @ RussiaRUS
Jan 8, 2019
0 - 2 L @ United StatesUSA
Jan 9, 2019
Videos
Photos
2018-19 NWT: CAN 2 – USA 0 (Game 3)
Szabados stopped all 38 shots to help Canada win the Rivalry Series.
2018-19 NWT: CAN 4 – USA 3 (Game 2)
Poulin and Rattray had 1G 1A each to help Canada even the series.
2018-19 NWT: USA 1 – CAN 0 (Game 1)
Maschmeyer made 20 saves, but Canada was blanked in the opener.
2019 U18WWC: CAN 3 – USA 2 (OT) (Gold Medal)
Wheeler scored 1:34 into OT, giving Canada its 5th gold medal.
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