Game Report 1507 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship
PLAYED AT: Meridian Centre
Date: Jan 8, 2016
GAME NOTES: CANADA OPENS U18 WOMEN’S WORLDS WITH WIN WENDY GRAVES ST. CATHARINES, Ont. –Sophie Shirley (Saskatoon, Sask./Notre Dame, JWHL) led the way with two goals and an assist as Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team opened its 2016 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship schedule with a 5-2 win over Russia Friday night. Ashton Bell (Deloraine, Man./Westman, MFMHL), Emma Maltais (Burlington, Ont./Oakville, PWHL) and Daryl Watts (Toronto, Ont./Mississauga, PWHL) also scored for Canada. Codie Cross (Airdrie, Alta./Warner School, JWHL), Kristin O’Neill (Oakville, Ont./Stoney Creek, PWHL) and Amy Potomak (Aldergrove, B.C./Pursuit of Excellence, CSSHL) were credited with assists. Stephanie Neatby (Toronto, Ont./Toronto, PWHL) made 16 saves to pick up the win. After defeating Sweden on Wednesday afternoon in a pre-competition game, head coach Lisa Haley (Westville, N.S./Ryerson, OUA) said she wanted her team to play faster. Heeding the coach’s message – and perhaps inspired by a near full house at the Meridian Centre – the team had an extra gear against Russia. Canada controlled play throughout the opening 20 minutes and was rewarded for its offensive risks just past the midway point of the first period, when Shirley redirected a centering pass from Cross on the fly. Bell doubled the team’s lead only 2:37 later. O’Neill sent a centering pass out front to her linemate, who punched it in from the low slot. Russia briefly cut the deficit in half early in the second period. Fanuza Kadirova broke in from the face-off circle and tucked the puck around Neatby blocker side. Shirley restored Canada’s two-goal lead three minutes later, when 24 seconds into the power play the puck went off a Russian defender and in. Malais broke free behind two defenders and went top corner stick side to make it 4-1 only 2:35 later. After surrendering four goals on only 13 shots, Valeriya Tarakanova was replaced in the Russian net by Valeriya Merkusheva. Canada continued to roll, though, with Watts stationed at the side of the net to redirect Shirley’s pass from the high slot with five to play in the second. Russia cut the deficit back down to three before the period was over, with Elizaveta Zenchenko left alone in front to score only 12 seconds after Canada had killed a penalty. Canada continues preliminary play on Saturday, when it takes on the Czech Republic at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Russia
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Neatby, Stephanie
G29  Coulombe, Marie-Pier
G30  D’Astous-Moreau, Édith
  Cross, Codie
  Howran, Victoria
  Edgar, Julia
  Tinker, Saroya
  Shirley, Sophie
 10  O’Neill, Kristin
 12  Oswald, Sheridan
 13  Friesen, Kayla
 14  Bourbonnais, Jaime
 15  Houston, Ryleigh
 16  Potomak, Amy
 17  Maltais, Emma
 18  Schneider, Malia
 19  Agnew, Lindsay
 21  Frappier, Celine
 23  Berg, Annie
 25  Watts, Daryl
 26  Bell, Ashton
 27  Knowles, Olivia
 28  Elmes, Jalyn
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd27 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 10:121 10:1211:48
2nd2:00 (auto) Interference minor 15:171 15:176:43
3rd13 2:00 (auto) Body Checking minor 13:401 13:408:20
3rd27 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 17:351 17:354:25
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Tarakanova, Valeriya
G20  Tretyak, Milena
G30  Merkusheva, Valeriya
  Klimkina, Anna
  Dorofeeva, Margarita
  Bolgareva, Polina
  Zubok, Daria
  Seredina, Daria
 10  Kulishova, Viktoria
 11  Khaustova, Alena
 12  Faliakhova, Landysh
 13  Pirogova, Nina
 14  Tereshkina, Daria
 15  Shatalova, Tatiana
 16  Borisova, Daria
 17  Kadirova, Fanuza
 18  Beloglazova, Daria
 19  Likhachyova, Yekaterina
 21  Novikova, Alena
 22  Zenchenko , Elizaveta
 23  Vodopyanova, Elena
 26  Dobrodeeva, Ekaterina
 27  Senchukova, Sofya
 28  Lobova, Ekaterina
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Tripping minor 5:191 5:1916:41
2nd13 2:00 (auto) Body Checking minor 6:151 6:1515:45
2nd13 2:00 (auto) Elbowing minor 12:211 12:219:39
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st10:27  8-2            
1st13:04  26-10            
2nd6:39 PP 8-16            
2nd9:14  17            
2nd15:01  25-8            
RUSSIA GoalsRUSSIA PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd3:21  17-18            
2nd17:29  22-19            
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA1 / 3
RUSSIA0 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA8 min / 4 inf
RUSSIA6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA5 G + 4 A = 9 Pts
RUSSIA2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA2305
RUSSIA0202
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Neatby (60:00) (W)46616/0:003rd/20:00
RUS - Tarakanova (29:13) (L)5005/0:002nd/9:13
RUS - Merkusheva (30:47) 06410/9:133rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:7:30 PM
  -  End:7:30 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Game Report.