Game Report 1492 IIHF Women's World Championship
PLAYED AT: Sandman Centre
Date: Apr 3, 2016
GAME NOTES: SPOONER’S HAT TRICK SENDS CANADA TO WOMEN’S WORLDS FINAL JASON LA ROSE KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) had a hat trick and finished with four points, leading Canada’s National Women’s Team into the gold medal game at the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship with a 5-3 semifinal win over Finland on Sunday night. The Canadians will face the United States in the final for the 17th time in as many women’s worlds; the puck drops Monday at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT, live on TSN. Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.) and Blayre Turnbull (Stellarton, N.S./Calgary, CWHL) had the other goals for Canada, while captain Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) added three assists. Despite being outshot 13-5 in the first period, it was the Finns who struck first; Saana Valkama kept on a two-on-one and snapped a shot past Canadian goaltender Charline Labonté (Boisbriand, Que./Montreal, CWHL) at the seven-minute mark. But Spooner answered on the power play six minutes later and got the 4,007 at the Sandman Centre back into the game, redirecting a Brigette Lacquette (Mallard, Man./Calgary, CWHL) point shot up and over Finnish netminder Meeri Raisanen to send the game to the first intermission tied 1-1. The Canadians turned up the offence in the second period, outshooting Finland 17-4, but it took until the final three minutes of the middle frame for Agosta to bang in a loose puck at the side of the net for a 2-1 lead. Spooner doubled the advantage 5:38 into the third period, racing away from a Finnish defenceman and going to the backhand to beat Raisanen on a shorthanded breakaway to make it 3-1. Finland tried an unconventional strategy in the final 10 minutes, pulling Raisanen on every power play for a six-on-four advantage. It worked when Karvinen tapped the 3-2 goal past Labonté with 4:18 left, but Turnbull scored the game-winner, and Spooner finished her hat trick, both into an empty net on the same penalty kill. Saila Saari got a consolation goal for the Finns with 33 seconds left to finish the scoring. Finland outshot Canada 10-9 in the third period, helped by four power plays, but the Canadians held a lopsided 39-19 advantage overall.
Visiting Team: Finland
Home Team: Canada
FINLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G18  Raisanen, 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 OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st21 2:00 (auto) Body Checking minor 12:041 12:049:56
1st2:00 (auto) Holding minor 17:421 17:424:18
2nd2:00 Tripping minor 15:261 15:266:34
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Maschmeyer, Emerance
G32  Labonté, Charline
  Agosta, Meghan
  Lacquette, Brigette
  Rougeau, Lauriane
  Johnston, Rebecca
  Fortino, Laura
  Wakefield, Jennifer
 11  Saulnier, Jillian
 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 OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd29 2:00 (auto) Body Checking minor 10:591 10:5911:01
3rd40 2:00 Tripping minor 3:431 3:4318:17
3rd2:00 (auto) Body Checking minor 11:221 11:2210:38
3rd37 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 14:491 14:497:11
3rd19 2:00 (auto) Goaltender Interference minor 16:501 16:505:10
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND GoalsFINLAND PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st7:00  26            
3rd15:42 PP 21-13-11            
3rd19:27  27-8            
                
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st12:40 PP 24-4-29            
2nd17:29  2-24-4            
3rd5:38 SH 24-29            
3rd16:56 SH 40-8            
3rd17:43 SH 24-29            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND1 / 5
CANADA1 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND6 min / 3 inf
CANADA10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND3 G + 3 A = 6 Pts
CANADA5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
FINLAND1023
CANADA1135
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
FIN - Raisanen (51:22) (L)1216432/0:003rd/11:22
FIN - Raisanen (1:19) (L)0000/13:303rd/14:49
FIN - Raisanen (1:08) (L)0011/15:423rd/16:50
FIN - Raisanen (0:06) (L)0000/16:563rd/17:02
FIN - Raisanen (2:17) (L)0011/17:433rd/20:00
CAN - Labonté (60:00) (W)44816/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:10:30 PM
  -  End:10:30 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Gabriella Gran
Referee: Jamie Huntley
Linesman: Bettina Angerer
Linesman: Veronica Johansson
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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