Game Report 1058 NWDT - Nations Cup
PLAYED AT: BLZ Arena
Date: Jan 3, 2015
GAME NOTES: BACH SCORES TWICE, CANADA BEATS FINNS IN NATIONS CUP OPENER JASON LA ROSE FÜSSEN, Germany – Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont./Boston University, HE) had a pair of goals, including the game-winner late in the first period, and Canada’s National Women’s Development Team got the 2015 Nations Cup started with a 4-1 victory over Finland on Saturday. The win improves Canada’s record at the event (formerly the Air Canada Cup, MLP Cup and Meco Cup) to 34-4 since it first participated in 2004; the Canadians have won eight of a possible 10 gold medals. Kelly Terry (Whitby, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) and Kaleigh Fratkin (Burnaby, B.C./Boston, CWHL) also scored for Canada, which almost doubled the Finns in shots on goal, holding a 37-19 advantage. Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) added two assists, while goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) made 18 saves to record the win. The Canadians didn’t waste any time getting on the board; Terry banked a shot in off a Finnish defenceman’s skate just 2:30 in, giving Canada the lead for good. Bach buried the rebound of a Nurse shot with 1:21 left in the first period for a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes, and showed off quick hands from in close to score on the power play six minutes into the middle frame. The Finns got one back just past the eight-minute mark of the third period when Riikka Valila converted on a man advantage, but Fratkin got a point shot past netminder Eveliina Suonpää just 21 seconds later to restore the three-goal lead and finish the scoring. Canada is right back to action on Sunday (12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT), facing Russia in its second and final preliminary round contest. The four-day tournament finishes Tuesday with the bronze and gold medal games.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Finland
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Howe, Erica
G31  Desbiens, Ann-Renée
  Poudrier, Cassandra
  Cudmore, Hayleigh
  Stacey, Laura
  Dubois, Catherine
  Lefort, Sarah
 10  Terry, Kelly
 11  Davis, Sarah
 12  Fast, Renata
 13  Fratkin, Kaleigh
 15  Kohler, Rebecca
 16  Doyle, Shannon
 18  Warren, Louise
 19  Dufault, Meghan
 20  Bach, Victoria
 21  Nurse, Sarah
 22  MacAulay, Shannon
 23  Edney, Sarah
 25  Capizzano, Kristyn
 26  Bram , Shelby
 29  Wong, Jessica
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd2:00 (auto) Body Checking minor 8:111 8:1113:49
2nd2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 11:491 11:4910:11
3rd23 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 0:361 0:361:24
3rd11 2:00 Roughing minor 7:071 7:0714:53
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Suonpaa, Eveliina
G31  Vaattovaara, Vilma
  Lindholm, Reetta
  Lindstedt, Rosa
  Kilponen, Anna
  Hiirikoski, Jenni
  Haikarainen, Jennica
 10  Valimaki, Linda
 11  Valkama, Saana
 13  Välilä, Riikka
 15  Tuominen, Minnamari
 16  Tanskanen, Vilma
 19  Viitasuo, Ella
 20  Kärnä, Sari
 21  Karvinen, Michelle
 23  Suokko, Jenna
 24  Tulus, Noora
 25  Ollikainen, Suvi
 26  Juutilainen, Johanna
 27  Saari, Saila
 28  Tuomanen, Anne
 29  Rantamaki, Karoliina
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st10 2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 5:431 5:4316:17
1st24 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 11:141 11:1410:46
1st2:00 (auto) Body Checking minor 13:211 13:218:39
2nd2:00 Tripping minor 4:311 4:3117:29
2nd10 2:00 Tripping minor 14:581 14:587:02
3rd21 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 12:301 12:309:30
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st2:30  10            
1st18:39  20-21            
2nd5:54 PP 20-21            
3rd8:40  13-11-9            
FINLAND GoalsFINLAND PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
3rd8:19 PP 13-21            
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA1 / 6
FINLAND1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA8 min / 4 inf
FINLAND12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA4 G + 4 A = 8 Pts
FINLAND1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA2114
FINLAND0011
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Desbiens (60:00) (W)65718/0:003rd/20:00
FIN - Suonpaa (60:00) (L)9111333/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:9:00 AM
  -  End:9:00 AM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official NWDT - Nations Cup Game Report.