Game Report 1194 IIHF Women's World Championship
PLAYED AT: Malmö Isstadion
Date: Mar 31, 2015
GAME NOTES: SPOONER, WAKEFIELD PACE OFFENCE; LEAD CANADA INTO SEMIS WENDY GRAVES MALMÖ, Sweden – Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) and Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./IK Guts, SWE) led the way with three points apiece and Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Boston, CWHL) made 15 saves as Canada’s National Women’s Team defeated Finland 6-2 on Tuesday to secure a spot in the semifinals at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship. Spooner scored twice and added an assist, while Wakefield had a goal and two helpers. Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) and Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ont./Brampton, CWHL) each had a goal and an assist. Brigette Lacquette (Mallard, Man./University of Minnesota Duluth, WCHA) also scored for Canada. Jenni Hiirikoski scored both goals for Finland. Eveliina Suonpaa stopped 23 shots in the loss. Canada entered the day’s match-up with a perfect 16-0 record all time versus Finland at the world championship, surrendering only 17 goals in those games. The more immediate story coming into this day, though, was Canada’s special teams. The team’s power play had been stagnant through its first two games, going a combined 0-for-7 against the United States and Russia. An early hooking call against Finland gave the unit a chance to get on track. Only eight seconds into the power play, blue-liner Lacquette took a cross-crease pass from Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) for her first goal with Team Canada. Canada doubled its lead just over two minutes later, when Spooner used a Finnish screen to beat Suonpaa low to the blocker side. Finland got one back less than two minutes later. Hiirikoski’s point shot found its way through a sea of bodies, the fourth goal Canada’s penalty kill has allowed in the tournament. After being outshot 6-5 through 20 minutes, Canada dominated puck possession – and the shot count (12-3) – through the middle frame. The team was finally rewarded with a pair of quick goals late in the period. Wakefield got behind the defence and sent a slap shot top shelf on the glove side. Thirty-seven seconds later Birchard went five-hole with a shot from the top of the face-off circle. A three-minute window late in the third wrapped up the scoring. First, Clark drove to the net to score her first goal for Canada’s National Women’s Team. Hiirokoksi replied seven seconds later with a shot that trickled past Lacasse. Minutes later Spooner wrapped up the scoring by spinning to bury the rebound off of Birchard’s point shot.
Visiting Team: Finland
Home Team: Canada
FINLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Suonpaa, Eveliina
G18  Raisanen, Meeri
  Savander, Eve
  Lindstedt, Rosa
  Kilponen, Anna
  Hiirikoski, Jenni
  Jalosuo, Mira
  Savolainen, Ronja
  Haikarainen, Jennica
 10  Valimaki, Linda
 13  Välilä, Riikka
 14  Mäkinen, Niina
 15  Tuominen, Minttu
 16  Tanskanen, Vilma
 20  Kärnä, Sari
 21  Karvinen, Michelle
 24  Tulus, Noora
 25  Ollikainen, Suvi
 27  Saari, Saila
 29  Rantamaki, Karoliina
 77  Tapani, Susanna
 96  Nuutinen, Emma
   
   
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 8:481 8:4813:12
2nd25 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 8:251 8:2513:35
3rd16 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 15:411 15:416:19
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Maschmeyer, Emerance
G31  Lacasse, Geneviève
G33  Desbiens, Ann-Renee
  Larocque, Jocelyne
  Lacquette, Brigette
  Rougeau, Lauriane
  Johnston, Rebecca
  Rattray, Jamie Lee
  Fortino, Laura
  Wakefield, Jennifer
 11  Saulnier, Jillian
 13  Ouellette, Caroline
 14  Birchard-Kessel, Courtney
 17  Bram, Bailey
 19  Jenner, Brianne
 21  Irwin, Haley
 24  Spooner, Natalie
 26  Campbell, Jessica
 27  Watchorn, Tara
 29  Poulin, Marie-Philip
 37  Davis, Sarah
 38  Krzyzaniak, Halli
 39  Clark, Emily
 41  Terry, Kelly
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 12:201 12:209:40
3rd24 2:00 Tripping minor 7:161 7:1614:44
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND GoalsFINLAND PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st12:32 PP 6-4            
3rd14:17  6-13            
                
                
                
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st8:56 PP 4-6-29            
1st11:08  24-9            
2nd16:36  9-24            
2nd17:13  14-39            
3rd14:10  39-11            
3rd17:17 PP 24-14-9            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND1 / 2
CANADA2 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND6 min / 3 inf
CANADA4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
CANADA6 G + 8 A = 14 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
FINLAND1012
CANADA2226
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
FIN - Suonpaa (60:00) (L)3101023/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - Lacasse (60:00) (W)53715/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:10:00 AM
  -  End:10:00 AM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF Women's World Championship Game Report.