2018-19 National Women's Under-18 Team

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2019 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship
Game #22
Gold
Final (OT)
January 13, 2019 3:00 am EST
Arena 1
Obihiro, JPN

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
5
16
4
2
27
12
4
11
0
27

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
3 / 8
18
1 / 9
16

Game Story

WHEELER SCORES IN OT, CANADA WINS U18 GOLD

JESSICA GOWANS

OBIHIRO, Japan – Maddi Wheeler (Erinsville, Ont./Nepean, PWHL) poked in her own rebound 1:34 into overtime, giving Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team to a 3-2 victory over the United States on Sunday morning in the gold medal game at the 2019 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship.

It’s the fifth world title for Canada, and its first since 2014.

With Canada on the power play early in the extra frame, Wheeler finished off her own end-to-end rush, beating Skylar Vetter when the American netminder couldn’t cover the puck off Wheeler’s initial shot.

Wheeler had collected five assists in her previous four games, but the goal was her first of the tournament.

Danielle Serdachny (Edmonton, Alta./Pursuit of Excellence, PWHL), who scored the OT winner to beat Russia in the semifinals, got the scoring started in the final. Julia Gosling (London, Ont./London, PWHL) tipped an Alexie Guay (Magog, Que./North American Hockey Academy, JWHL) point shot to a wide-open Serdachny, who banged it in past a sprawled-out Vetter.

The U.S. evened up the score late in the second period with a power-play marker from Makenna Webster, who walked in from the point and unloaded a shot that beat Canadian goaltender Raygan Kirk (Ste. Anne, Man./Eastman, MFMHL) through a maze of bodies in front.

Abbey Murphy gave the U.S. its first lead of the game six minutes into the third period, tucking a Casey O’Brien rebound around Kirk, but Anne Cherkowski (Vernon, B.C./Pursuit of Excellence, CSSHL) knocked in a centring pass from Gosling to tie the game just five minutes later.

The Americans nearly ended the game in regulation with a flurry of scoring chances in the dying seconds of the third, but Kirk stood tall and turned them all aside to get the game to overtime.

The teams took turns holding wide shots-on-goal advantages – the U.S. outshot Canada 12-5 in the first period and 11-4 in the third, while the Canadians had a 16-4 edge in the second. Overall the teams finished even, 27-27.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Haley Winn
Tripping (2:00)
07:02
GOAL
Goal: Danielle Serdachny (power play)

Assists: Julia Gosling, Grace Shirley
07:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Grace Shirley
Interference (2:00)
08:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Shailynn Snow
Holding (2:00)
14:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Abbey Murphy
Cross-Checking (2:00)
20:00
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Julia Gosling
Tripping (2:00)
03:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Raygan Kirk (Served by Anne Cherkowski)
Delay of Game (2:00)
04:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Audrey Wethington
Tripping (2:00)
08:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Caroline Harvey
Cross-Checking (2:00)
09:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Maggie MacEachern
Delay of Game (2:00)
13:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Megan Carter
Tripping (2:00)
16:59
GOAL
Goal: Makenna Webster (power play)

Assists: Caroline Harvey, Abbey Murphy
17:10
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ann-Frédérik Naud
Tripping (2:00)
00:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Maddi Wheeler
Tripping (2:00)
01:58
GOAL
Goal: Abbey Murphy

Assists: Casey O'brien, Maggie Nicholson
06:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Katy Knoll
Interference (2:00)
06:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Maggie Nicholson
Hooking (2:00)
07:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Sydney Shearen
Holding (2:00)
10:26
GOAL
Goal: Anne Cherkowski (power play)

Assists: Danielle Serdachny, Julia Gosling
11:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Danielle Serdachny
Body-Checking (2:00)
14:23
Overtime
PENALTY
Penalty: Abbey Murphy
Holding (2:00)
00:45
GOAL
Goal: Maddi Wheeler (power play)

01:34

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Raygan Kirk CAN 61 27 25 2 0.926
Skylar Vetter USA 61 27 24 3 0.889

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
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

Previous Games

3 - 2 W @ United StatesUSA
Jan 13, 2019
2 - 3 L vs. CanadaCAN
Jan 13, 2019
4 - 3 W vs. RussiaRUS
Jan 12, 2019
7 - 1 W vs. FinlandFIN
Jan 11, 2019
5 - 1 W @ RussiaRUS
Jan 8, 2019
2 - 0 W vs. SwedenSWE
Jan 9, 2019
Videos
Photos
2019 U18WWC: CAN 3 – USA 2 (OT) (Gold Medal)
Wheeler scored 1:34 into OT, giving Canada its 5th gold medal.
2019 U18WWC: CAN 3 – RUS 2 OT (Semifinal)
Serdachny scored in OT to earn Canada a spot in the gold medal game.
2019 U18WWC: CAN 5 – RUS 1 (Preliminary)
Eight players recorded points to lead Canada past Russia at worlds.
2019 U18WWC: USA 3 – CAN 2 (Preliminary)
Julia Gosling and Laura Cote scored, but Canada fell to the U.S.
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