2019-20 National Women's Under-18 Team

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2020 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship
Game #16
Semifinal
Final
January 1, 2020 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
3
0
1
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
5
7
3
15
10
11
9
30

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 7
10
0 / 5
14

Game Story

CANADA TO PLAY FOR GOLD WITH WIN OVER FINNS

JESSICA GOWANS

Bratislava, Slovakia – Jenna Buglioni (Port Moody, B.C./Greater Vancouver, BCFM AAA) had a goal and an assist, Ashley Messier (Wilcox, Sask./Selects Hockey Academy, USHS) added two helpers of her own and Canada is off to the gold medal game after topping Finland 4-1 in the semifinals on Wednesday at the 2020 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship.

Canada got all the scoring it would need with a trio of goals in the first period. Marianne Picard (Repentigny, Que./Stanstead College, NAPHA) got it started with the opening goal of the game. Walking through two Finnish defenders before tucking it in short side for the 1-0 lead.

Buglioni doubled the lead for Canada a minute later. Off a scramble in front of the net, Buglioni pounced on the loose puck and poked it past Finnish netminder Kiia Lahtinen.

Lindsay Bochna (Toronto, Ont./Etobicoke, PWHL) rounded out the scoring for Canada, scoring with 32 seconds left in the opening frame. Off a faceoff win by Buglioni, Bochna corralled the puck, walked in and snapped the puck in top shelf from in tight.

Finland had several chances to break through in the second, but Ève Gascon (Terrebonne, Que./ Collège Esther-Blondin/LHMAAAQ) was up to the challenge and turned away all seven shots she faced in the period, including a sprawling save midway through the frame with Finland on the power play. It was another strong showing for Gascon, who turned away 14 of 15 shots she faced for a .933 save percentage in the contest.

Finland got on the board early in the third with a goal from Nelli Laitinen. With Finland on the powerplay, Laitinen fired a shot from the point that found its way into the back of the net through a maze of bodies in front.

Kendall Cooper (Burlington, Ont./Stony Creek, PWHL) restored Canada’s three-goal lead under five minutes later, going end-to-end and firing home an absolute laser beam from the right faceoff circle.

Canada will go for gold for the second straight year on Thursday (2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT) when it takes on the winner of the semifinal matchup between the United States and Russia.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Marianne Picard

Assists: Ashley Messier
06:11
GOAL
Goal: Jenna Buglioni

Assists: Brianna Legros
07:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Tilli Keranen
Body-Checking (2:00)
07:58
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Tilli Keranen)
Too Many Players (2:00)
12:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Brianna Legros
Interference (2:00)
14:57
GOAL
Goal: Lindsay Bochna

Assists: Ashley Messier, Jenna Buglioni
19:28
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jenna Buglioni
Tripping (2:00)
06:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Sarah Thompson
Tripping (2:00)
10:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Ashley Messier
Hooking (2:00)
13:36
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Kayle Osborne

18:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Kiira Yrjanen
Tripping (2:00)
19:05
3rd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Ève Gascon

00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Ashley Messier
Holding (2:00)
01:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Émilie Lussier
Interference (2:00)
04:33
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Nelli Laitinen

Assists: Sofianna Sundelin, Sanni Rantala
04:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Maddi Wheeler
Tripping (2:00)
05:04
GOAL
Goal: Kendall Cooper

09:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Elli Suoranta
Interference (2:00)
09:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Kiira Yrjanen
Body-Checking (2:00)
14:16

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Kiia Lahtinen FIN 60 30 26 4 0.867
Kayle Osborne CAN 1 0 0 0 0.000
Ève Gascon CAN 58 15 14 1 0.933

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
GA 0 - SVS - 0 - SV% - 0.000
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2

Previous Games

1 - 6 L @ RussiaRUS
Jan 2, 2020
1 - 2 L @ United StatesUSA
Jan 2, 2020
1 - 4 L @ CanadaCAN
Jan 1, 2020
4 - 1 W vs. FinlandFIN
Jan 1, 2020
3 - 1 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
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.