2017-18 National Women's Development Team

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2018 Nations Cup
Game #1
Preliminary
Final
January 3, 2018 9:00 am EST
BLZ Arena
Füssen, GER

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

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

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 5
10
1 / 5
10

Game Story

CANADA DROPS OPENER AT NATIONS CUP

JASON LA ROSE

FÜSSEN, Germany - Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont,/Boston University, HE) and Loren Gabel (Kitchener, Ont./Clarkson University, ECAC) scored 25 seconds apart to erase a two-goal deficit, but a last-minute goal left Canada's National Women's Development Team with a 3-2 loss to Finland in the first game for both Wednesday at the 2018 Nations Cup.

The game was a rematch of the 2017 gold medal game, won 1-0 by the Finns.

Susanna Tapani had the lone goal of the first period for Finland despite a trio of power plays in the opening frame for the Canadians, including 44 seconds at five-on-three.

Petra Nieminen doubled the advantage for the Scandinavians just 1:12 into the second period, beating Canadian goaltender Marlène Boissonnault (Dundee, N.B./Cornell University, ECAC), before Canada struck quickly to tie the game.

Bach was first at 7:51, assisted by Kaitlin Tse (Toronto, Ont./Harvard University, ECAC) and Amy Potomak (Aldergrove, B.C.), and Ève-Audrey Picard (Longueuil, Que./University of Vermont, HE) and Hannah Miller (North Vancouver, B.C./St. Lawrence University, ECAC) set up Gabel only seconds later to make it 2-2.

That was it for offence until the dying seconds of the third period; with overtime looming, Riikka Välilä converted on the Finns' fifth power-play opportunity at 19:12 to give the defending champions the first points in Group B.

Canada finishes up the preliminary round on Thursday (9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT), taking on Russia.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Annina Rajahuhta
Hooking (2:00)
01:47
GOAL
Goal: Susanna Tapani

Assists: Riikka Välilä, Jenni Hiirikoski
11:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Riikka Välilä
Tripping (2:00)
17:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Jenni Hiirikoski
Boarding (2:00)
18:50
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Petra Nieminen

Assists: Linda Valimaki, Venla Hovi
01:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Lindsay Agnew
Slashing (2:00)
02:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Jenni Hiirikoski
Charging (2:00)
02:57
GOAL
Goal: Victoria Bach

Assists: Kaitlin Tse, Amy Potomak
07:51
GOAL
Goal: Loren Gabel

Assists: Éve-Audrey Picard, Hannah Miller
08:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Amy Potomak
Cross-Checking (2:00)
09:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Mira Jalosuo
Hooking (2:00)
13:54
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Allie Munroe
Tripping (2:00)
06:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Amy Potomak
Interference (2:00)
15:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Kaitlin Tse
Charging (2:00)
17:28
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Riikka Välilä

Assists: Petra Nieminen, Ronja Savolainen
19:12

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Marlène Boissonnault CAN 60 3 0 3 0.000
Noora Raty FIN 60 2 0 2 0.000

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

5 - 1 W vs. GermanyGER
Jan 6, 2018
4 - 3 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Jan 6, 2018
1 - 2 L vs. RussiaRUS
Jan 4, 2018
3 - 4 L @ RussiaRUS
Jan 5, 2018
2 - 3 L @ FinlandFIN
Jan 3, 2018
3 - 2 W vs. CanadaCAN
Jan 3, 2018
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2019 NWDT Camp: GLD 5 – USP 3 (Game 6)
Shirley scored twice, including the GWG, to lead Gold to the win.
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