2019-20 National Women's Under-18 Team

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2020 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship
Game #1
Preliminary
Final (OT)
December 26, 2019 6:30 am EST
Stadion Vladimir Dzurilla - Hall 1
Bratislava, SVK

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
0
11
5
3
19
12
7
13
4
36

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 4
8
0 / 4
8

Game Story

CANADA EDGES RUSSIA IN WORLDS OPENER

JESSICA GOWANS

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Nicole Gosling (London, Ont./London, PWHL) netted the game winner 3:12 into overtime to lead Canada to a thrilling 3-2 victory over Russia to open the 2020 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship on Thursday.

Gosling’s game winner came after Canada fended off early pressure from the Russians to start the extra period. Jenna Buglioni (Port Moody, B.C./Greater Vancouver, BCFMAAA) stole the puck from a Russian, skated the puck out of her zone and fed a cross-ice pass to Gosling, who whipped it into the back of the net to seal the victory for Canada.

Canada got on the board late in the first period with a goal from Ann-Frédérik Naud (Joliette, Que./John Abbott College, CEGEP). Naud took a lead pass from Maya Labad (Mascouche, Que./John Abbott College, CEGEP), skated into the slot and snapped home a shot that snuck under the pad of Russian netminder Anna Alpatova.

Naud scored late in the first to open the scoring and Sarah Paul (West Kelowna, B.C./Pursuit of Excellence, CSSHL) scored early in the second to extend the lead, netting her goal 3:55 into the middle frame to make it 2-0. With Canada controlling play in the Russian end, Maddi Wheeler (Erinsville, Ont./Kingston, PWHL) fed Paul for the one-timer and she made no mistake, firing it home top shelf.

Canada was dominant throughout the game, outshooting Russia 36-19 overall, including 13-5 in the third. Despite the imbalance in shots, Russia was able to find the back of the net twice to pull even with Canada and force overtime.

Veronika Korzhakova broke the shutout midway through the third to draw Russia within one, tipping home a shot from Polina Luchnikova. Kristi Shashkina tied the game with a wrist shot just over three minutes later.

Canada is back in action on Friday against Finland (6:30 a.m. ET/3:30 a.m. PT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Karina Akhmetova
Holding (2:00)
05:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Nicole Gosling
Interference (2:00)
06:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Vita Ponyatovskaya
Body-Checking (2:00)
06:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Viktoria Butorina
Hooking (2:00)
11:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Sarah Thompson
Hooking (2:00)
15:38
GOAL
Goal: Ann-Frédérik Naud

Assists: Maya Labad, Annie King
19:00
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Paul

Assists: Maddi Wheeler
03:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Ashley Messier
Tripping (2:00)
04:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Maya Labad
Body-Checking (2:00)
07:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Varvara Boriskova
Hooking (2:00)
16:29
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Kristi Shashkina

Assists: Veronika Korzhakova, Polina Luchnikova
10:35
GOAL
Goal: Kristi Shashkina

Assists: Veronika Korzhakova
13:49
Overtime
GOAL
Goal: Nicole Gosling

Assists: Jenna Buglioni
03:12

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Anna Alpatova RUS 63 36 33 3 0.917
Ève Gascon CAN 63 19 17 2 0.895

Game Leaders

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

6 - 1 W vs. FinlandFIN
Jan 2, 2020
1 - 2 L @ United StatesUSA
Jan 2, 2020
0 - 3 L @ United StatesUSA
Jan 1, 2020
4 - 1 W vs. FinlandFIN
Jan 1, 2020
4 - 0 W vs. SwedenSWE
Dec 30, 2019
2 - 1 W vs. United StatesUSA
Dec 29, 2019
Videos
Photos
2019-20 NWT - USA 3 - CAN 1 (Game 4)
Larocque scored, but Canada dropped the final Canadian stop.
2019-20 NWT - CAN 3 – USA 2 OT (Game 3)
Bach was the extra-time hero to get Canada its first victory.
NWT: Meeting and greeting in Victoria
Atom players from the CRFMHA got the chance to visit with Team Canada.
2020 WJC: CAN 4 – RUS 3 (Gold Medal)
Thomas got the GWG with 3:58 left and Canada came back to win gold.