Game Report 1496 NWT - 4 Nations Cup
PLAYED AT: Sundsvall Energi Arena
Date: Nov 4, 2015
GAME NOTES: CANADA BLANKS FINNS TO OPEN 4 NATIONS CUP DAVID BRIEN SUNDSVALL, Sweden – Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.) and Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) scored the goals to lead Canada’s National Women’s Team past Finland 2-0 on Wednesday in the opening game of the 2015 4 Nations Cup. Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta./Harvard University, ECAC) earned the shutout, making 17 saves. The Canadians controlled the puck for much of the first period, but couldn’t find a way past Finnish netminder Noora Räty, who stopped all seven shots she faced in the opening 20 minutes. But all Canada needed was a four-minute window in the second period to do damage offensively. With the Finns on the power play, Canadian captain Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) stripped the puck from a Finnish forward and fired a pin-point pass to Agosta, who beat Räty just inside the post for the game’s first goal. Spooner doubled the red-and-white lead just over four minutes later, batting in the rebound of a Sarah Potomak (Aldergrove, B.C./University of Minnesota, WCHA) shot; the assist was the first national team point for the Team Canada rookie. Canada continued to press in the third period, firing 12 shots at Räty, but couldn’t add to its lead. Maschmeyer was busiest in the final frame, making eight of her 17 stops. Neither team could convert on limited power play chances; the Canadians and Finns both went 0-for-2 with the man advantage. Canada travels to Kovland, 15 kilometres north-west of Sundsvall, to take on the United States in the marquee preliminary round game on Thursday (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Finland
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Maschmeyer, Emerance
G33  Howe, Erica
  Agosta, Meghan
  Lacquette, Brigette
  Rougeau, Lauriane
  Johnston, Rebecca
  Fortino, Laura
  Wakefield, Jennifer
 11  Saulnier, Jillian
 14  Birchard-Kessel, Courtney
 17  Bram, Bailey
 23  Potomak, Sarah
 24  Spooner, Natalie
 26  Campbell, Jessica
 29  Poulin, Marie-Philip
 34  Edney, Sarah
 35  Lefort, Sarah
 36  Fast, Renata
 37  Davis, Sarah
 38  Krzyzaniak, Halli
 39  Clark, Emily
 40  Turnbull, Blayre
 42  Nurse, Sarah
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd39 2:00 Slashing minor 3:261 3:2618:34
2nd39 2:00 Slashing minor 13:221 13:228:38
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Raisanen, Meeri
G31  Raty, Noora
  Savander, Eve
  Klemola, Marjut
  Lindstedt, Rosa
  Kilponen, Anna
  Hiirikoski, Jenni
  Jalosuo, Mira
  Savolainen, Ronja
  Hovi, Venla
 11  Hakala, Sanni
 12  Tapani, Susanna
 13  Välilä, Riikka
 14  Mäkinen, Niina
 16  Tanskanen, Vilma
 21  Karvinen, Michelle
 22  Nuutinen, Emma
 24  Tulus, Noora
 25  Ollikainen, Suvi
 26  Valkama, Saana
 28  Niskanen, Tanja
 29  Rantamaki, Karoliina
   
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Tripping minor 1:091 1:090:51
3rd12 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 12:041 12:049:56
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd5:03 SH 2-29            
2nd9:25  24-23            
FINLAND GoalsFINLAND PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA0 / 2
FINLAND0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA4 min / 2 inf
FINLAND4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
FINLAND0 G + A = 0 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA0202
FINLAND0000
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Maschmeyer (60:00) (W)45817/0:003rd/20:00
FIN - Raty (60:00) (L)751224/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:10:00 AM
  -  End:10:00 AM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official NWT - 4 Nations Cup Game Report.