Game Report 1485 IIHF Women's World Championship
PLAYED AT: Sandman Centre
Date: Mar 31, 2016
GAME NOTES: WAKEFIELD LEADS CANADA TO WIN OVER FINNS, SPOT IN SEMIFINALS AT WORLDS JASON LA ROSE KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Linköping HC, SWE) had two goals and two assists, propelling Canada’s National Women’s Team past Finland 6-1 on Thursday night and into the semifinals at the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship. The Canadians will face the winner of the Finland-Czech Republic quarter-final in Sunday’s semis (10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT). Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL), Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL), Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL), and Jill Saulnier (Halifax, N.S./Calgary, CWHL) had the other goals for the Canadians, who took the lead very early and never looked back. Johnston added two assists, and has a tournament-leading seven points in three games. Poulin didn’t waste any time getting the 4,234 fans at the Sandman Centre excited, taking a perfect feed from Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.) and beating Finnish netminder Meeri Raisanen just 64 seconds in. That would be it for scoring in the period, despite Canada holding a 14-6 advantage in shots on goal in the opening 20 minutes; overall, Canada outshot the Finns by a one-sided 41-19 margin. Just as they did in their win over Russia on Tuesday, the Canadians exploded offensively in the second period. Johnston made it 2-0 at 8:04, jamming in a puck at the side of the net on a Canadian power play, but the Finns struck back 18 seconds later; Petra Nieminen beat netminder Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta./Harvard University, ECAC) only three seconds into a man advantage. It was all Canada after that. Jenner scooped up a loose puck behind the net and tucked in the 3-1 goal at 13:35, Saulnier hammered a slap shot past Raisanen at 14:33, and Wakefield jumped on a turnover in the Finnish end at 16:06 to put Canada up 5-1 after two periods. Raisanen was replaced by Anni Keisala to start the third after giving up five goals on 32 shots. Wakefield finished the scoring with less than two minutes to go in the final frame, wiring a wrist shot off the post and in to the far side of Keisala on another Canadian power play. Maschmeyer made 18 saves to record her first-ever win at the world championship.
Visiting Team: Finland
Home Team: Canada
FINLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G18  Räisänen, Meeri
G31  Keisala, Anni
  Lindstedt, Rosa
  Kilponen, Anna
  Hiirikoski, Jenni
   Jalosuo, Mira
  Savolainen, Ronja
  Hovi, Venla
 10  Viitasuo, Ella
 11  Nieminen, Petra
 13  Välilä, Riikka
 14  Hakala, Sanni
 15  Tuominen, Minttu
 16  Tanskanen, Vilma
 19  Niskanen, Tanja
 20  Kärnä, Sari
 21  Karvinen, Michelle
 23  Säkkinen, Sara
 24  Tulus, Noora
 25  Ollikainen, Suvi
 26  Valkama, Saana
 27  Saari, Saila
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 (auto) Interference minor 6:281 6:2815:32
2nd14 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 6:461 6:4615:14
2nd2:00 (auto) Body Checking minor 9:371 9:3712:23
3rd15 2:00 (auto) Body Checking minor 2:451 2:4519:15
3rd14 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 9:581 9:5812:02
3rd19 2:00 Roughing minor 18:001 18:004:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Maschmeyer, Emerance
G32  Labonté, Charline
  Agosta, Meghan
  Larocque, Jocelyne
  Lacquette, Brigette
  Johnston, Rebecca
  Fortino, Laura
  Wakefield, Jennifer
 11  Saulnier, Jill
 12  Mikkelson, Meaghan
 17  Bram, Bailey
 19  Jenner, Brianne
 22  Wickenheiser, Hayley
 24  Spooner, Natalie
 27  Watchorn, Tara
 29  Poulin, Marie-Philip
 37  Davis, Sarah
 38  Krzyzaniak, Halli
 39  Clark, Emily
 40  Turnbull, Blayre
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Slashing minor 4:091 4:0917:51
1st27 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 11:311 11:3110:29
2nd29 2:00 Tripping minor 8:191 8:1913:41
2nd24 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 18:111 18:113:49
3rd2:00 Roughing minor 3:571 3:5718:03
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND Goals FINLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd8:22 PP 11-13            
                
                
                
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st1:04  29-2-24            
2nd8:04 PP 6-8-9            
2nd13:35  19-9-6            
2nd14:33  11-40            
2nd16:06  9            
3rd18:18 PP 9-6-27            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND 1 / 5
CANADA 2 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND 12 min / 6 inf
CANADA 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
CANADA 6 G + 9 A = 15 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
FINLAND0101
CANADA1416
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
FIN - Räisänen (40:00) (L)1314027/0:003rd/0:00
FIN - Keisala (20:00) 0088/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - Maschmeyer (60:00) (W)67518/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 10:30 PM
  -  End: 10:30 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Drahomira Fialove
Referee: Jerilyn Glenn
Linesmen: Michaela Fratarelli
Linesmen: Charlotte Girard
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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