2019-20 National Women's Under-18 Team

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2020 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship
Game #9
Preliminary
Final
December 29, 2019 6:30 am EST
Stadion Vladimir Dzurilla - Hall 1
Bratislava, SVK

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
6
13
9
28
11
11
16
38

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 6
6
0 / 3
12

Game Story

CANADA CLINCHES TOP SPOT IN GROUP A WITH WIN OVER U.S.

JESSICA GOWANS

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Anne Cherkowski (Vernon, B.C./Pursuit of Excellence, CSSHL) opened the scoring and Marianne Picard (Repentigny, Que./Stanstead College, NAPHA) got the game-winner as Canada survived a late push from the United States to hold on for a 2-1 win on Sunday to close out preliminary-round play at the 2020 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship.

The perfect prelims mean Canada won't see the ice again until it takes on Finland or the Czech Republic in the semifinals on Wednesday (6:30 a.m. ET/3:30 a.m. PT).

It was a quick start for Canada, with Cherkowski’s goal coming just 20 seconds into the game. Maddi Wheeler (Erinsville, Ont./Kingston, PWHL) fought off an American defender behind the net to get a pass off to Cherkowski, who took no time to snap the puck into the back of the net while she was all alone in front.

A lengthy 5-on-3 power play gave the Americans the opportunity to find the equalizer midway through the first, but Canada was able to weather the storm and skated into the first intermission holding on to the 1-0 lead.

Neither team could find the back of the net in the second period. Cherkowski had the best chance to score for Canada, but was stoned by U.S. netminder Skylar Vetter on the breakaway. At the other end of the ice, Ève Gascon (Terrebonne, Que./Collège Esther-Blondin, LHMAAAQ) also stood tall, making several sprawling stops to preserve the Canadian lead.

Picard doubled the lead for Canada late in the third period. With 5:39 left, she intercepted a pass, skated around the American net and flipped it up and over the shoulder of Vetter to extend the lead to 2-0.

That goal would stand as the game-winner after the United States scored with two seconds left. With Vetter pulled and a scramble in front of the net after a shot in from Makenna Webster, Eden Lacey was able to tip the puck past Gascon to get the U.S. on the board.

Despite the last second goal, Gascon was brilliant between the pipes for Canada, stopping 27 of 28 shots.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Anne Cherkowski

Assists: Maddi Wheeler
00:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Kirsten Simms
High-Sticking (2:00)
13:19
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Maya Labad)
Too Many Players (2:00)
15:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Lindsay Bochna
Roughing (2:00)
16:02
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Annie King
Tripping (2:00)
01:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Rachel Golnitz
Slashing (2:00)
05:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Annie King
Body-Checking (2:00)
08:28
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Marianne Picard

14:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Lyndie Lobdell
Tripping (2:00)
15:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Nicole Gosling
Tripping (2:00)
18:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Ashley Messier
Roughing (2:00)
19:24
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Lacey Eden

Assists: Makenna Webster, Kiara Zanon
19:58
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Skylar Vetter

19:58

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Skylar Vetter USA 58 38 36 2 0.947
Ève Gascon CAN 60 28 27 1 0.964

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 1 W vs. CanadaCAN
Jan 2, 2020
1 - 2 L @ United StatesUSA
Jan 2, 2020
3 - 0 W vs. RussiaRUS
Jan 1, 2020
4 - 1 W vs. FinlandFIN
Jan 1, 2020
1 - 2 L @ CanadaCAN
Dec 29, 2019
2 - 1 W vs. United StatesUSA
Dec 29, 2019
Videos
Photos
2021-22 NWT: CAN 3 – USA 1
Clark scored twice to give Canada the win in the Rivalry opener.
2021-22 NPT: WHT 3 – RED 2 SO (Intrasquad)
Dolan scored in the shootout to lead White to the victory.
2021-22 NPT: RED 4 – WHT 1 (Intrasquad)
McGregor scored two and set up two to lead Red to the victory.
2021 WWC: CAN 3 – USA 2 OT (Gold Medal)
Poulin scored the OT winner to give Canada its 11th world title.