2008 IIHF Women's World Championship

Canada 7 - South Island Thunderbirds 1



COLWOOD, BC – Rebecca Johnston scored two goals, including the game-winner, as Canada’s National Women’s Team defeated the South Island Thunderbirds Midget AAA boys team 7-1 on Thursday night.

Johnston, a Sudbury, ON native who attended Cornell University in 2007-08, scored Canada’s second goal of the first period, which stood as the winner.

Canada is holding its pre-worlds camp in Colwood, BC, just outside of Victoria, as it prepares for the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship in Harbin, China.

Thursday’s game was the first of two that Canada will play, as it faces the North Island Silvertips Midget AAA boys team on Saturday (3 p.m. PST, Bear Mountain Arena).

On Thursday, Canada spread the scoring around, with Caroline Ouellette (Montreal, QC/Minnesota, WWHL), Gillian Apps (Unionville, ON/Brampton, CWHL), Jayna Hefford (Kingston, ON/Brampton, CWHL), Katie Weatherston (Thunder Bay, ON/Montreal, CWHL) and Hayley Wickenheiser (Shaunavon, SK/Calgary, WWHL) also scoring for the winners.

Gina Kingsbury (Rouyn-Noranda, QC/Calgary, WWHL) had three assists for Canada, while Kelly Bechard (Sedley, SK/Calgary, WWHL) added a pair of helpers.

Kim St-Pierre (Chateauguay, QC/Montreal, CWHL) made 21 saves for the win in Canada’s net. The Thunderbirds actually opened the scoring at 8:04 on a goal by Josh Wyatt but Canada took over from there.

Canada’s National Women’s Team will return to the ice for a practice on Friday at 2 p.m., followed by an autograph session at Bear Mountain Arena at 4:15.

Players and staff will remain in BC until Sunday, when they leave for China. The 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship begins on April 4.

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement WWC Exhibition Location/Emplacement Victoria, BC
Date 03/27/08 Arena/Aréna Bear Mountain Arena
Time/Heure 7:00 PST Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game # 01


Box Score/Compte
















First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
SI – Josh Wyatt (Steve Axford, Nick Buchanan) pp 8:04
CAN – Caroline Ouellette (Jayna Hefford, Meaghan Mikkelson) 16:04
CAN – Rebecca Johnston (Gina Kingsbury, Becky Kellar) 17:44

Penalties/Pénalités :
CAN – Sarah Vaillancourt (hooking) 7:28
SI – Landon Thomas (body-checking) 8:34

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts :
CAN – Gillian Apps (Kelly Bechard, Rebecca Johnston) 9:16
CAN – Jayna Hefford (Gillian Apps, Jennifer Botterill) 19:07
CAN – Katie Weatherston (Kelly Bechard, Gina Kingsbury)

Penalties/Pénalités :
CAN – Colleen Sostorics (tripping) 4:54
CAN – Jayna Hefford (hooking) 15:21

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts :
CAN – Hayley Wickenheiser (Cherie Piper) 9:52
CAN – Rebecca Johnston (Gina Kingsbury) 18:11

Penalties/Pénalités :
CAN – Jayna Hefford (hooking) 15:21


Goaltenders CAN Kim St-Pierre
Gardiens de but SIT Taylor Pears

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 15 12 13 40
Tirs au but SIT 8 8 6 22

Referee/Arbitre ---
Linesmen/Juges des lignes ---


For more information:
Kalli Quinn Director, Female National Teams | Équipes nationales féminines