CANADA FINISHES PRE-NATIONS CUP SCHEDULE WITH WIN
JASON LA ROSE
FÜSSEN, Germany – Kaleigh Fratkin (Burnaby, B.C./Boston, CWHL) had a goal and an assist, and Canada’s National Women’s Development Team capped pre-tournament action ahead of the 2015 Nations Cup with a 6-1 win over Germany on Friday.
The Canadians were a perfect 3-0 in exhibition play, outscoring Hungary, Austria and Germany by a combined 14-1, and holding a decisive 115-49 advantage in shots on goal.
Six different Canadians scored goals in the win; Sarah Lefort (Ormstown, Que./Boston University, HE), Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont./Boston University, HE), Shelby Bram (Ste. Anne, Man./Mercyhurst University, CHA), Renata Fast (Burlington, Ont./Clarkson University, ECAC) and Sarah Davis (Paradise, N.L./Calgary, CWHL) joined Fratkin on the scoresheet.
After killing three German power plays in the first 12 minutes, Canada opened the scoring at 12:38 with Meghan Dufault (Winnipeg, Man./University of North Dakota, WCHA) setting up Lefort.
Bach doubled the lead at 16:12, and Fratkin finished the offensive flurry 2:20 later, sending the Canadians to the dressing room with a three-goal advantage after 20 minutes.
Another two-goal spurt made it 5-0 midway through the second period; Bram scored from Louise Warren (Pembroke, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) at 8:31, and Fast found the back of the net just 35 seconds later.
Julia Zorn got the Germans on the board on the power play just past of the 11-minute mark of the third period, ending the shutout bid of Canadian netminder Erica Howe (Orleans, Ont./Brampton, CWHL).
Zorn’s goal also put a stop to Canada’s pre-tournament shutout streak, which reached 171:50.
Davis converted on a Canadian man advantage at 15:38, rounding out the scoring.
The Canadians are right back on the ice in Füssen on Saturday, opening the 2015 Nations Cup against Finland (9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT). They will also face Russia in preliminary play on Sunday, with the medal games scheduled for Tuesday.
|Game Information/Renseignements sur le match|
|Game #/no Match||03||Round/Ronde||Exhibition/Hors concours|
|Arena/Aréna||BLZ Arena||Location/Lieu||Fussen, GER|
|Date||Fri. Jan. 2, 2014||Time/Heure||2:00 p.m. ET|
|Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités|
|First Period/Première période|
Goals/Buts : 12:38 CAN Sarah Lefort (Meghan Dufault) 16:12 CAN Victoria Bach (Hayleigh Cudmore, Sarah Nurse) 18:32 CAN Kaleigh Fratkin (Louise Warren, Kristyn Capizzano)
Penalties/Pénalités : 02:04 CAN Kaleigh Fratkin (Tripping/Faire trébucher) 04:36 CAN Sarah Davis (Slashing/Coup de bâton) 07:01 GER Monika Bittner (Boarding/Donner de la bande) 09:35 CAN Bench/Banc (Too Many Players/Trop du joueuses) 18:50 GER Daria Gleißner (High-sticking/Bâton élevé)
|Second Period/Deuxième période|
Goals/Buts : 08:31 CAN Shelby Bram (Louise Warren) 09:06 CAN Renata Fast (Kelly Terry, Catherine Dubois)
Penalties/Pénalités : 11:31 GER Bench/Banc (Too Many Players/Trop du joueuses)
|Third Period/Troisième période|
Goals/Buts : 11:20 GER Julia Zorn (Monika Bittner) PP/AN 15:38 CAN Sarah Davis (Shannon MacAulay, Kaleigh Fratkin) PP/AN
Penalties/Pénalités : 11:02 CAN Meghan Dufault (Slashing/Coup de bâton) 13:56 GER Tanja Eisenschmid (Body-checking/Mise en échec corporelle) 19:36 GER Lena Düsterhöft (Boarding/Donner de la bande)
|Goaltenders / Gardiennes de but|
|Shots on Goal/Tirs au but||1||2||3||Total|